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Handycam
2006-05-09, 11:47 AM
This could be a preference, but I'd like the drawer to close if I close all but one tab. Similar to how the "tab bar" on Safari and FF goes away.

Forrest
2006-05-09, 12:05 PM
Yeah, the final tab thing could be refined a bit. I don't like how the close tab button on the last tab goes away when it's the last tab.

revs
2006-05-09, 12:06 PM
Heres a semi-related feature request: dragging a link to the edge of a window pops open the drawer (if its closed).

I sometimes want to open a link, so i drag it to the drawer - would be nice if it opened when i dragged the link to the edge of the window

afb
2006-05-09, 09:46 PM
I don't like how the close tab button on the last tab goes away when it's the last tab.
You're right; wish it stayed.

would be nice if it opened when i dragged the link to the edge of the window
I'm guessing you mean dragging to the window itself, not the tab drawer. I'd like for there to be a key combination (like option+drag) that would open dragged links in new tabs instead of replacing the current tab when dragging to windows, since the tab drawer isn't always visible.

revs
2006-05-10, 04:58 AM
I meant that if the tab drawer is closed, and i grap a link, and drag it to the edge of the browser window, thenthe tab drawer pops out for me to drop the link into it.

afb
2006-05-10, 10:13 AM
I see; that would also be nice.

Forrest
2006-05-10, 10:43 AM
Well, there's no real "edge" in OW. So are you thinking if one dragged it off the browser window, to the side of it...?

Would it work like a spring loaded folder...?

I think I would rather see it so that if a user dragged a link onto the show tab drawer button, the tab drawer would open.

That said, why not just command+click the link and have the prefs set to open that in a new tab?

Handycam
2006-05-10, 03:24 PM
I think I would rather see it so that if a user dragged a link onto the show tab drawer button, the tab drawer would open.

That said, why not just command+click the link and have the prefs set to open that in a new tab?


I agree. Middle-click works too, that's what I do.

And the drag to button is a nice idea.

philonous
2006-05-11, 04:14 PM
I meant that if the tab drawer is closed, and i grap a link, and drag it to the edge of the browser window, thenthe tab drawer pops out for me to drop the link into it.

I second this feature, as well as the master thread request: for the tab drawer to go away when only one tab is open.

afb
2006-05-11, 04:42 PM
Well, there's no real "edge" in OW. So are you thinking if one dragged it off the browser window, to the side of it...?

Would it work like a spring loaded folder...?

I think I would rather see it so that if a user dragged a link onto the show tab drawer button, the tab drawer would open.

That said, why not just command+click the link and have the prefs set to open that in a new tab?

I'm guessing such a feature would work like the message drag worked in pre-Tiger Mail.app, where the folder panel would appear on the side you were dragging to.

And I think this would be more useful with dragging links to other windows.

Forrest
2006-05-11, 04:50 PM
I'm guessing such a feature would work like the message drag worked in pre-Tiger Mail.app, where the folder panel would appear on the side you were dragging to.

And I think this would be more useful with dragging links to other windows.

Hmmm, I'd rather not see that in OW. I'm not a fan of windows getting bigger & moving around just because I'm dragging something.

Handycam
2006-05-12, 05:07 AM
I agree with Forrest.

technomage
2006-05-12, 06:09 AM
This could be a preference, but I'd like the drawer to close if I close all but one tab. Similar to how the "tab bar" on Safari and FF goes away.

I, for one, would vastly prefer a preference, because your feature would make me crazy. I personally want the tab drawer open always, especially when the browser spawns a new window. Half the time the first thing I want to do is open the draw and drag it back into the tab bar of my main window.

With OW's tab implementation (versus the top-of-window tabs in the other browsers), having the tab bar collapsed means the windows reposition themselves if there isn't enough room to open the tab bar when needed--ugh. It's horribly inconsistent UI to have the tab come and go, regardless of browser.

Handycam
2006-05-12, 09:13 AM
That's why I said "as a preference", which is how the other browsers handle it, too.

Everyone works differently.