Martin wrote:

> peter wrote:
>> Martin wrote:
>>> It is cumbersome to manage the tab style on a per-tab level, so I
>>> suggest we make this a global setting. That is, changing the tab  
>>> style
>>> for "one" tab changes the tab style for all tabs. We could also  
>>> have it
>>> in Edit -> Preferences -> Interface, but I think it is better to  
>>> have it
>>> close to where the action is.
>> I do think it is better to do it where the action is, and
>> because of that and some flexibility for users (it is their
>> priorities and organisation), I would like to see that the
>> setting is per row-of-tabs. because we have one setting
>> thingy visible per row-of-tabs.
>
> I don't understand who would want a UI where tabs doesn't have the  
> same style, what a mess

well, I am thinking about why docks get organised in rows of tabs,  
together,
and why in different rows, paralleling. and then I _can_ see that it  
makes
sense for some users to have (like in your shot) layers+channels+paths 
+undo
in text for calmness and brushes+patterns+gradients in icon for  
briefness and
the direct representation of the current selection.

> If you think it is a problem that the setting can be changed in many  
> places, then I would rather put it in the Preferences. Making it a  
> setting per row of tabs wouldn't be much of an improvement in my  
> opinion.


I would hate to see it buried in the preferences.

     --ps

         founder + principal interaction architect
             man + machine interface works

         http://mmiworks.net/blog : on interaction architecture



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