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Switch To Tab feature in the Awesome Bar should indicate Tab's Group



Firefox Graveyard
8 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: aza, Unassigned)





8 years ago
Currently, the switch to tab feature indicates that it will be switching to a tab, but not what group that tab is in.

From Unfocused: only obvious thing i can think (that doesn't abuse toolkit with browser-specific stuff) of would be to attach a binding to richlistitem[actiontype="switchtab"] .ac-url-text, and have that binding walk up the dom tree to get the url from the base richlistitem binding.

From me: I believe the easy way to get the group for the tab is, given a xul:tab: aTab.tabItem.parent.getTitle()

Comment 1

8 years ago
This is an important polish bug, but should probably be scoped for after Firefox 4 is shipped.
Assignee: nobody → bmcbride
Severity: normal → enhancement
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → Future


8 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 593317

Comment 3

8 years ago
In addition to indicating the group a tab is in, more important is indicating that you are switching to a new panorama group (see bug 593317).

The use case ere is:
1. Create a panorama group 'firefox' with www.mozilla.org in it.
2. Create a panorama group 'searches' with www.google.co.uk in it.
3. Switch to the firefox panorama group.
4. Create a New Tab.
5. Type in 'goog' in the awesome bar.

When selecting the 'Switch to Tab' entry, the tabs displayed in the tab bar change as you are changing to a different panorama. I found this disorientating -- especially since I wanted to keep the current tab set open.

Now (in recent builds), it shows the panorama view with the google window larger and it takes 2 tries to switch to that panorama with no obvious way to cancel without switching panoramas.
Aza's proposal for how this feature should look:

* If the group is named, it should say "switch to tab in group [name]".
* If the group is unnamed, it should say "switch to tab in other group".
Assignee: bmcbride → nobody


4 years ago
See Also: → bug 808540


2 years ago
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX


2 years ago
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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