We'll need to check with a hopefully representative range of Gtk themes whether tabs on top looks good enough to be the default state. The primary concern I have is that the menu bar is visually separated from the other toolbars and that the tabs would butt against this border, creating an uneasy appearance.
Dragging a tab button onto the personal tabs bar is less easy to me with tabs on top
 http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Above?content=123053  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Arta-Dark?content=115735  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/BSM+Simple?content=121685  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Black+Human?content=120861  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Black-Diamond?content=94653  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Blue-Crystal?content=81401  http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/5/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/redhat-artwork-0.241-1.i386.rpm  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Caramello?content=67476  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Classic+Bright?content=123389  Probably installed by default  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Dark-linux?content=118548  Probably installed by default  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ecru?content=88871  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Espresso?content=113817  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Euphoria?content=120664  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/FM1?content=123352  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Fundamental?content=117947  http://iamfuss.deviantart.com/art/IAPTo1-141525996?q=gallery%3Acustomizers%2F23910472&qo=14&offset=0  Probably installed by default  Can't remember, sorry
(In reply to comment #4) > Thanks! If you need more tell me.
I can't quite compare to the brilliant array posted by Yan, but here's a screenshot of tabs on top on KDE 4.4 with the default Oxygen theme and QtCurve for used for GTK. It looks great, as do all the others posted above.
(In reply to comment #0) > The primary concern I > have is that the menu bar is visually separated from the other toolbars and > that the tabs would butt against this border, creating an uneasy appearance. Some themes seem to do this on purpose and others don't. Even when they do, it doesn't look bad if that's what the theme was going for. Everything I've seen thus far looks good and cross-platform consistency would be very good. I say flip the switch please. ;)
Comment on attachment 474676 [details] [diff] [review] patch get ui-review?
Attachment #474676 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp) → review+
Attachment #474676 - Flags: ui-review?(shorlander)
Comment on attachment 474676 [details] [diff] [review] patch The inability to extend the menu bar color behind the tabs isn't ideal. It works really well in most cases though.
Attachment #474676 - Flags: ui-review?(shorlander) → ui-review+
Summary: Investigate putting tabs on top by default on Linux → Put tabs on top by default on Linux
Assignee: nobody → dao
Requesting blocking beta7+ just to make sure this is on the radar, as a lot of Linux users have been complaining about the delay for this.
blocking2.0: --- → ?
It doesn't block beta 7, and I don't think it blocks final either. I'll get the approval request evaluated.
blocking2.0: ? → -
Regardless of blocking then, is this on track for approval2.0+ before beta 7?
Status? Shouldn't this at least be able to land on Trunk for beta 8?
Comment on attachment 474676 [details] [diff] [review] patch a=beltzner, can go for beta7
Attachment #474676 - Flags: approval2.0? → approval2.0+
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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