Re: Tab Bar Update Proposal
- On 11.11.2012, at 08:54, björn wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM, Dan Loewenherz wrote:There are a few projects that extracted chromium's tabs (for example https://github.com/rsms/chromium-tabs). I don't know if they are actively maintained though. Tweaking the appearance is probably fairly easy using PSMTabBarControl's assets.
>> I would like to propose a refresh to the tab setup that we currently have in
>> the GUI.
>> Here is what I would like to see--
>> 1) Tab layout remains stationary when a tab is closed. This is useful when
>> closing lots of tabs. It's annoying to have to move the mouse every time a
>> new tab is closed to hit the X.
>> 2) Move the X to the right side of the tab. I'm actually not sure about this
>> one, but I think it deserves a discussion.
>> 3) Make tab widths proportional to the number of tabs currently open,
>> filling the available space.
>> 4) Possible rehaul of the visual design and user experience with the tab bar
>> generally. I'm a big fan of the rounded corner look on Chrome, and of the
>> little animations when opening / closing a tab on Chrome and Sublime Text 2.
> I would love to see the tab bar updated. From what I can tell you are
> basically asking for the Chrome-style tabs instead of the (old)
> Safari-style tabs? Personally, I am a fan of how tabs function in
> Chrome (particularly item 1), but as for looks I prefer the tabs in
> At any rate, the problem in updating the tabs are that we currently
> use the PSMTabBarControl framework which I think should be ripped out
> completely but I don't know if there is any good replacement. Writing
> new tabs from scratch is probably more trouble than its worth. Is
> anybody aware of a modern and properly maintained tab bar framework to
> supersede PSMTabBarControl? (I had a look around and saw some forks
> of PSMTabBarControl but they did not give me the impression that they
> are what we need.)
>> I am also willing to financially support any sort of design / interface work
>> that falls in the above categories.
> Thank you for offering!
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