VISTA / XP style tabs!!

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VISTA / XP style tabs!!

Post by TsunamiZ » 2005 Nov 06, 04:58

Please add VISTA / XP style and/or customizable colored tabs.  This will enhance active tab visibility.  The current plain old school tab style is too hard to see.  

Check out the XP style tab visibility difference.  There is also no need for bold text in XP style tabs [even saving text space].  Note how the current gray tabs lack contrast against the GUI.  

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Re: XP style and colored tabs...

Post by neko » 2005 Nov 06, 10:18

TsunamiZ wrote: The current plain old school tab style is too hard to see.
Agreed.

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Post by ZoNi » 2005 Nov 06, 12:07

aggree... btw, I have asked for that long time ago!

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Post by TsunamiZ » 2005 Nov 06, 13:27

ZoNi wrote:aggree... btw, I have asked for that long time ago!
Hopefully xplorer2 has come far enough to start making such essential improvements soon.  :wink:

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Post by nikos » 2005 Nov 08, 09:07

i wouldn't call it essential but it's in the list

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Post by TsunamiZ » 2005 Nov 08, 15:16

nikos wrote:i wouldn't call it essential but it's in the list
I consider it essential because it speeds up active tab recognition by the user.  Which saves a bit of time when there is a lot of tabs open.  :wink:

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Post by chas » 2005 Nov 10, 13:54

dont use anything XP thanks.....if ya wanna be copycat use the new Vista looks :D

colored tabs would be nice but dont rush it for stability sakes :D

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Post by TsunamiZ » 2006 Jan 27, 11:12

nikos

Just curious if this will be in the next update.  Thanks.  :wink:

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Post by nikos » 2006 Jan 27, 11:46

not in 1.5, no

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Post by TsunamiZ » 2006 Feb 09, 09:42

Check out the XP style tab visibility difference.  There is also no need for bold text in XP style tabs [even saving text space].  Note how the current gray tabs lack contrast against the GUI.  

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Post by RickyF » 2006 Feb 09, 10:21

If you customize the XP folders with their own icons the folders are easily distinguished in xplorer2.

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Post by TsunamiZ » 2006 Feb 09, 10:43

RickyF

I appreciate the suggestion but it's not practical to have users customize every single folder on a hard drive.  Plus it doesn't help indicate ACTIVE tab.  Tab visibility is something that should be improved on the browser's end.

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Post by TsunamiZ » 2006 Feb 25, 22:30

The current bold text of the active tab also makes the tab size consistency issue even worse...

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Post by Larry » 2006 Mar 01, 03:33

I hate to be a dummy, but how do you use and create the tabs?  I can only find references to them in the help file.

Or, just point me to a thread or the proper page in the help file and I'll be happy.

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Post by TsunamiZ » 2006 Mar 01, 03:41

Larry wrote:I hate to be a dummy, but how do you use and create the tabs?  I can only find references to them in the help file.

Or, just point me to a thread or the proper page in the help file and I'll be happy.

Thanks,
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Another reason why tabs should always be shown--for it to be easy to use.  But for now, you can press Insert key.

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