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Re: Tab Bar Update Proposal

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  • Nico Weber
    ... 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
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 8, 2012
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      On 11.11.2012, at 08:54, björn wrote:

      > On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM, Dan Loewenherz wrote:
      >>
      >> 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
      > Safari.
      >
      > 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.)

      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.

      Nico

      >
      >> I am also willing to financially support any sort of design / interface work
      >> that falls in the above categories.
      >
      > Thank you for offering!
      >
      > Björn
      >
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