[Mageia-dev] Firefox prefs: insertRelatedAfterCurrent

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Mar 7 08:48:23 CET 2011

 On Sun, 6 Mar 2011 16:32:20 -0500, Hoyt Duff wrote:
> On 3/6/11, Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 6 March 2011 21:11, Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
>>> I find myself in the same scenario quite regularly too (20+ tabs) 
>>> and
>>> find having the new tab at least quite close to the current one a
>>> massive usability improvement.
>> Indeed.
>> The reverse is annoying.
>>> It's also interesting to see the "reverse order argument" mentioned
>>> previously doesn't always apply. There are some heuristics in there 
>>> as
>>> to whether it should be opened immediately to the right of the 
>>> current
>>> tab or after the other tabs that have been opened recently.
> Tabs should not extend "off the screenbut instead wrap and to 
> multiple
> rows, IMHO.

 Then, it start to become more like a 2nd windows manager, and we go 
 back to
 the MDI metaphor of win95.

 Another view would be that too much tabs is usually a sign that most of 
 are not needed now, and should not be shown. But this requires a more 
 high level
 interface ( ie, sometimes that say "put the link to a 'read later' 
 list" /
 "place it with other easy to access documentation" rather than a very 
 level operation like "open a new tab" to fullfill all possible
 needs regarding opening a windows )

 Michael Scherer

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