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Tab Play by DanRabbit Tab Play by DanRabbit
Playing with tabs again. I personally think I'd like to go with either upside down or tabs-on-top, but I think these are more technically feasible at the moment. View the spec here [link]
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zeeeeee Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Just one more thing.
You put favicons aside, except for pinned tabs. They don't show in normal tabs, nor in the urlbar.

Do you have any reason for that, besides a cleaner look? At least for tabs, its much quicker to change between them just by looking at the favicon, a graphic memory helps identify it.

If you have an article open on a background tab, the article's title usually shows, but since the tab is too small, only the first one or two words will appear, you don't even know if thats a tech article or something about nouvelle cuisine, because you dont even know the website its on. So you will often have to open every tab to know what its about. Or am I missing something?
samtate Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
These are much cooler and more reachable at the moment than the other ones. :D
ainq Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
mind making the tab background white or something? the content transition is quite jarring.
DanRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
And if you're viewing a black webpage we have the same problem. Unfortunately, it's just not solvable in this manner. The more realistic solutions are either inverted tabs or tabs on top.
Anubeon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
The dark tab bar background is also quite jarring in the newest iterations of pantheon-terminal. A regression in my view, when compared to the subtle transitions I'm used to seeing in elementary apps/themes. Also, having the new tabs button on the left has the unfortunate repercussion (within pantheon-terminal) of having three controls (close window, close tab and new tab) within extreme close proximity. Of course, this is only true for pantheon-terminal AFAIK, owing to the unique conflagration of a tabbed UI and no toolbar separating the window controls from the tab controls.

I do hope you chaps opt for tabs-on-top eventually. Of course this won't solve the above issues (unless such a move were to come hand in hand with moving the new tab button to the right and styling changes), but the look so much better than tabs-on-bottom and hanging-tabs (or inverted tabs, if that's the more proper jargon).
elgregorPL Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
What about adding a little bar below the tabs? It would have the same colour as currently selected tab: (crappy DA muro mockup) [link]
ainq Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
i prefer inverted tabs. it reminds me of folders.
Tygazz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great, but I wonder what you'll do with the windowbars that doesn't have such a toolbar... At jupiter it looks always like an ugly cut when there are no toolbars for example at the terminal (with hidden toolbar).
This here would be really a waste of space...
Whish it would be already usable :)
DanRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
There's really nothing I can do about windows that go directly from the window border into their content area. The theme doesn't know which widgets are present or not and where they are placed.
Bohemenian Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Looking very nice, but I feel a bit hesitant towards placing the new tab-button to the left of the tabs... If the new tab doesn't open to the left, it just feels counter-intuitive?
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