Sunday, October 29, 2006

Bug 355490 Need a way to access all tabs quickly from the tab bar

When adding the scrollable tab bar to Camino, we also removed the pop-up menu that lets people who use lots of tabs access them quickly. I submitted a patch today that brings back the pop-up menu and it also shows the current state of the visible / not visible tabs.

There has been some discussion about whether or not this should be an extra button on the tab bar. I think it will work really well because people switching from Firefox / genuine switchers from Windows (IE7) will be used to having a visible button to let them do this. The exact sizes of the buttons are subject to change :)

As usual, a screenshot to demonstrate :)


brian anderson said...

Great idea Desmond! I for one totally agree. i find the new method of having to scroll a pain. I don't have many tabs open at once - maybe 20 tops - but when I do I like to be able to quickly see what I have got loaded and jump quicky to it.
BTW is there anyway of being able to use the old method? I had a quick check in about:config but couldn't see anything obvious. Thanks Brian

Desmond Elliott said...

Brian, sorry to hear that you find it to be a pain. At least it wont be in Camino until 2.0 so there will be plenty of time to make it more useable.

There is currently no way to use the old method. If you file a bug requesting that functionality we shall discuss it.

I haven't had much time to code recently but should be able to nail my open bugs over Christmas.