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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?
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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
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ainq Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
mind making the tab background white or something? the content transition is quite jarring.
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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.
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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).
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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]
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ainq Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
i prefer inverted tabs. it reminds me of folders.
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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 :)
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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.
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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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BassUltra Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
New tabs will appear beside new tab button. So the new tab button will make more sense here because tabs are supposed to appear from most recent to less recent, and the new tab button will create a new tab, which would be the most recent.
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Anubeon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
This orderings seems counter-intuitive to me. Although maybe that's purely due to habituation to the status quo. It seems to me though, that those whose primary language is written LTR (e.g. English, Spanish, Russian, etc...) will be used to new following old (i.e. writing new words after old words).

We'll soon see whether this is innate to LTR language speakers/writers, habituation or me alone (quirky little freak that I am), when I test drive elementaryOS proper (come Luna b1). :-)
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YaseenNoorani Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a good concept. I like it!
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CAUriel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I like how the inactive tabs resemble the Australis Firefox theme. :3
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Felipaoo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I like them, but I see a waste of space on top of them, is it for the toolbar? If so, I'm sorry. They look fantastic anyway, as always with your job.

Fantastic project you're carrying out guys!!

PS: Oh, I thought that Luna was going to be released any time soon, like, within this month. But I've read in a comment above that it is planned for 12.04 Ubuntu's realease time more or less? In that case I should install Jupiter I guess... but I'd like a confirmation of any kind.
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DanRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
If you mean above the tab, yes that would be a toolbar :)

Nope, Luna is definitely not coming out this month. We're aiming to base on 12.04, but there is no set release date.
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013Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Tou could add a line in the button of the tab to increase the contrast between it and the web page.
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zeeeeee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
glad you didn't drop these tabs. I have them ready for firefox :D
but don't really get what you mean by technically feasible, at least in firefox (CSS), the upside down tabs are pretty easy to make.
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DanRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I mean in GTK. I'm not sure how we'd make it such that the line from the toolbar above doesn't cut through the top of the notebook without doing some really weird styling hacks.
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zeeeeee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I thought GTK3 used CSS now. in CSS I'd overlap the toolbar with the tab in 2px (border + highlight). but I use pngs to draw tabs, with transparent backgrounds, so usually there're no side effects.
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DanRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yea, it's CSS-like but it's not 1:1. I don't think they have an easy to way to set negative margins or anything like that.
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zeeeeee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
oh, didn't know that.
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Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
ncie stuff :D
I guess the border-radius on the tabs is 3px?
And I'm installing elementary os atm, I gues I can just use deb's and ppa or you use a another file package system?(soo long ago I used linux...)
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DanRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
If you want all the development stuff I'd suggest starting with an up-to-date Ubuntu base and add PPAs from there.
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Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
lol you could tell me that earlier >.>
anyway I'm using now all up to date elementary ppa's(like pantheon, marlin etc) and newest kernel on elementary os :P that would be fine, if the packages are up to date with newest kernel it would be the same as a newer ubuntu version xD(yes I checked the 11.04 ppa for updates too ^^)

Anyway will there be a new elemetary os soon?
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BassUltra Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Aiming to release around the same time as ubuntu 12.04, I think.
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Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
ah nice ^^
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