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Re: [opensuse] RFC: Tabbed Browsing for Packages
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 00:24:06 -0600
  • Message-id: <497AB406.2090202@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Stefan Hundhammer wrote:
Not everbody reads blogs, so I'd like to point you to this:

http://lizards.opensuse.org/2009/01/23/tabbed-browsing-for-packages/

What do you think? Is this a good idea?


CU

As long as they don't forget the hot-keys to allow you to switch tabs
without
having to grab a mouse, then I don't have any objection to it. I don't see any
benefit for doing it either. A list-box is a pretty damn easy concept, that's
been a standard for how long?

I'm all for new and better ways of doing things, but "change for the
sake of
change" usually causes many more problems than it solves. What I'm looking for
here is: "What problem are we trying to solve?" Further, where is any data that
says tabbed is better than list?

A down side to all tabbed implementations is the loss of window real
estate
now taken up by a 40 px hight row of tabs.

If somebody does push this idea through, then please "don't forget the
damn
hot-keys" ;-)

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