[Mageia-dev] Firefox prefs: insertRelatedAfterCurrent

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 20:21:15 CET 2011

Op maandag 07 maart 2011 08:48:23 schreef Michael Scherer:
>  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 )

sometimes i just have alot of different tabs, perhaps it would be easier to 
have tabs on the right side (most of us have widescreen monitors anyway).

(and sometimes they are all related to the same topic)

otoh, if every tab would be different window, any window manager i've seen 
wouldn't do it properly either.

perhaps window managers need to find a new way of handling such things,... 
something original.

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