Re: [Usability]Re: Tabs for Nautilus ?

Have to agree with havoc, if it gets to the point where every app must
have tabs for consistency well than this has become a new window manager
issue. Tabbing is a nice feature in apps where it makes sense, and is
really helpful. I'm just not sure nautilus is an app where the
cost/benefit of tabs really justifies them (This is coming from someone
who filed one of the enhancement requests for the feature in nautilus)


On Tue, 2002-05-21 at 17:41, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Steve Tyler <styler mimiburns com> writes:
> > One could argue that for consistency, Nautilus should have tabbed
> > capability simply because Galeon, Gnome-Terminal, Gedit, etc all have
> > it.  If I can view tabbed web pages in galeon and I browse (using
> > nautilus) to a directory containing documents, I am already familiar
> > with the concept of 'right-click/open in a new tab' in order to view a
> > document and my first reaction would be to do the same thing.  I think
> > these are the kind of UI consistency issues that really matter, that as
> > a user, I can learn how to use gnome not how to use Nautilus, Galeon,
> > Evolution, Gnucash, Gnumeric, Abiword....hopefully you get my point.
> > 
> > I'd love to backup my opinion with code, but I haven't made it all the
> > way through my 'C Primer' book yet, but I'm working on it ;-)
> > 
> > [I've cc'd usability gnome org cos this is a usabilty issue...hope
> > nobody minds]
> > 
> There's perhaps some truth to the viewpoint that tabs are a workaround
> for inadequate window manager integration/functionality... just a
> thought.
> Havoc

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