Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'Missing option' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Missing option
Authored by: hlidotbe on Feb 26, '09 07:41:10AM

I think the pool misses an option. Tabs above but with a title bar (like chrome actually). But having no title bar is nice for the (small) screen estate gain.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Missing option
Authored by: elmimmo on Feb 26, '09 08:45:34AM

Exactly the way I think.

Tabs on top makes more sense, semantically, since all controls below the tab apply only to the page it contains (and window controls above it, if it was as in Chrome, still control the whole window).

I am all for copying good ideas. Google Chrome's tabs on top is a good one. Apple turned it into a not so good one, though.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Missing option
Authored by: robg on Feb 26, '09 10:35:41AM

I left out "better" ideas on purpose -- I just wanted to get a sense for those that prefer 'up' to 'down.'

I must admit, I thought it might be close, but not this close!

-rob.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Missing option
Authored by: Makosuke on Feb 26, '09 12:12:11PM

I agree that the lack of an "in between" option is more than a minor oversight. I refuse to vote for "in place of the title bar", because I really don't like that, and I probably won't use Safari if they keep that. However, at the top (as in, above the URL field, below the title bar) is a much more semantically logical place to put it, and I would vote for that.

As is, I'm just plain not voting.

Also: There IS a legitimate argument to be made that a lot of web browsing takes place at near-fullscreen sizes, and if you're using tabs you're probably not moving the window around much anyway, thus taking over the title bar zone is most efficient. You can even, further, argue that extra tabs basically ARE extra windows, just stacked, therefore it makes sense to put them in place of the title bar.

I happen to disagree with this argument, but it's a legitimate one to make. And yes, you can just move the window by grabbing any tab and dragging, which is a relatively good implementation.



[ Reply to This | # ]