Consistent usage of tabs in applications

Registered by Mark Shuttleworth on 2006-06-08

Many applications use "tab" interfaces to handle multiple documents in a single window. Examples are Firefox, Gnome Terminal, Konsole, Gnumeric, OpenOffice, Gaim. Each of these, however, use a slightly different presentation of the tabs (top of page vs bottom of page, close icon on tab vs close icon on right of tab bar, keystrokes for new tab, keystrokes for close tab, keystrokes for moving tabs and switching between them). This specification describes the process of making all of that consistent, app by app. The goal is to replicate the Firefox 1.5 interface as widely as possible.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
High
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Pending Approval
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
None

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Scott to draft for review tomorrow -mdz, 2006-11-08

review: OK; looks like a lot of work -- smurf

I think a close button on each tab is good. Will there be an option for this? Also, it is very useful being able to close a tab by "control clicking" on it or clicking on it with the middle mouse button. <email address hidden> 2007-10

I have read the spec and an ready to work can anyone please e-mail me on the current project status. I would appreciate it thanks. <email address hidden>

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