Closed Bug 836017 Opened 9 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Display tabs in most recently used order


(Firefox for Metro Graveyard :: Browser, defect)

Windows 8.1
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: fryn, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [triage])

This is currently just a proposal that I'd like to explore:

OSes are switching to displays apps in their task managers/switchers in most recently used order with no UI for rearranging them and very simple UI for closing apps. For example:
- Windows 8 displays its apps in an top-to-bottom overlay column on the left side of the screen when you edge swipe from the left. This simple list is in most recently used order.
- iOS displays its apps in its app switcher in a left-to-right row on the bottom of the screen in most recently order.
- Android displays its apps in a bottom-to-top vertical column in most recently used order with a simple left-to-right swipe gesture for closing apps.

I think tabs should be displayed this way too, as it is a paradigm that is very easy to understand and discourages the user from unnecessary tab management.

Also, the ctrl+tab order in traditional tab interfaces does not match up with alt/win/cmd+tab's most recently used order, but if we display tabs in most recently used order, it would inherently match up.
Blocks: metrov2planning
No longer blocks: metrov1triage
No longer blocks: 835622
No longer blocks: metrov2planning
Blocks: 956790
Whiteboard: [feature] p=0
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [feature] p=0 → p=0
Priority: P2 → --
Whiteboard: p=0 → [triage]
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
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