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Name lostboson
User since June 2, 2009
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Tab To Window

Not bad Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Nice but could be nicer:

- When a tab is detached from one window it's history is lost. I'd like it to keep the history of the tab, being able to go back (copying the whole tab object, not just opening a new window with the current URL). Konqueror "Detach tab" option preserver the tab history, for example.

- I don't think it's a good idea to add menu entries in the file menu under the quit command (I think "Quit" as the last option is a standard)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.8). 


Very good Rated 4 out of 5 stars

FoxTab is a very good addition to Firefox. Beautiful and practical. I would have given it five stars if it wasn't for a few issues. I'm not a programmer so I'm not sure if some of them are technological limitations or bugs.

- It only works in one window. If I open new FF windows I can't use FoxTab in it (even if FoxTab is not in use in the first window). A black window will be shown in the second window. FoxTab continues working on the first window.

- When I first use FoxTab, a blury dot appears in the top left corner of the page (under the tab bar). Size of this artifact is about the same as the close button of a KDE4 window. Once this thing appears if stays in the same position (relative to the whole screen). It is visible only when the FF window is under it and not under other windows.

- I don't like how the miniatures aspect ratio is implemented. We can choose between portrait and landscape in the preferences, but I think it does not make sense (if we are not in fullscreen mode actual window aspect ratio may be different). In my opinion aspect ratio of the miniatures shoud be the same the FF window has. Also, the miniature shoud show what the window is displaying (for easier identification) and not more like it is doing now due to the aspect ratio implementation, with the negative side effect of producing smaller thumbnails with a lot of white border. Note also that with the current implementation miniatures of tabs showing an image are distorted. I don't know how problematic would be having thumbnails representing window aspect ratio and real tab contents if one wants to show miniatures for all FF Windows and these windows have different aspect ratios.

- Not really imortant, but if I move a window while FoxTab is displayed, the underlying FF window moves and about two second later the FoxTab window moves to overlap the FF window's new position.

- Making a FF window showing FoxTab fullscreen doesn' t work: miniatures are enlarged to they new size but the size of the area used by FoxTab inside the window is not enlarged, resulting in only viewing a portion of what we should be seeing (the rest is black).

Anyways, good work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2).