[Mageia-dev] Firefox prefs: insertRelatedAfterCurrent

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 19:35:18 CET 2011

On 7 March 2011 09:48, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
> 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 them
> 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 low
> level operation like "open a new tab" to fullfill all possible
> needs regarding opening a windows )
> --
> Michael Scherer

I've found that if I put it in a "read later" folder/list/bookmark,
that there's a 70% chance that I'll I never read it :)

FWIW, now firefox-4.0 has a new feature, when you save the session the
next time you open it it only loads 3 tabs from each window, leaves
the rest "not loaded" until you open it.


(Just to have a jab at the off-topic discussion :p).

Ahmad Samir

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