Re: Switching Between Applications in Gnome 3

I agree we shouldn't scroll through tabs with Alt-Tab, but I can
understand where the problem comes from.

Very frequently I click on a link in Evolution or "open containing
folder" or a file downloaded with Epiphany, and instead of having a new
Nautilus/Epiphany tab open, the result is a whole new window. This is
very annoying and creates multiple windows.

Another problem is exactly that multi-multi-multi-tab problem: You have
tons of tabs. Me too. Sometimes I have two Epiphany windows, just so
that I can split the tabs into "categories". If we could categorize tabs
or have them in a hierarchical structure in the app itself, we'd have
less mess on the desktop.

I think the points mentioned are worth a thought and some clever design.
I believe Gnome is going in the right direction, but focusing on a
single source of content is good only for the simple home user / content
consumer. When working, one needs to be able to work with many windows
and tabs effectively.

To be honest, I've been using Gnome 3.4.2 for a while, and no later
version, so I don't know how later versions changed the UI.

On ב', 2013-06-17 at 17:38 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
hi Luis;

On 17 June 2013 17:09, Luis Menina <liberforce freeside fr> wrote:

I also whish one could cycle through the tabs of a tabbed application
using just Alt+Tab too, gnome shell handling the tabs, to find the tab
of the same application I was using 5s ago.

you really, *really* don't want this.

I currently have two Firefox windows open, the first with 41 tabs
(after I did a couple rounds of garbage collection, last night I was
at around 70), the other with ~50 tabs. then I have four or five
terminal instances, and within each I have between 3 and 7 tabs. tabs
are cheaper than windows, so people *do* use a ton of those. the
selector would become incredibly tiny, and hard to navigate —
*especially* on low-resolution displays like a netbook.


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