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FuturePilot
July 13th, 2008, 01:50 AM
I took a peek at Planet Gnome in my feed reader today and I started to see a rather interesting theme develop as I was reading through it.

http://uwstopia.nl/blog/2008/07/totem-tab-support
http://gburt.blogspot.com/2008/07/tabtastic-banshee.html
http://www.barisione.org/blog.html/p=134
http://davyd.livejournal.com/255065.html
http://www.netsplit.com/2008/07/10/guadec-hacking/

And Nautilus already has tabs in SVN. So it looks like the future of Gnome is tabs. :)

And here's a little humor for you
http://blogs.gnome.org/bratsche/2008/07/12/what-was-missing-at-guadec/
:lolflag:

loell
July 13th, 2008, 01:54 AM
tab is the future. :popcorn:

scragar
July 13th, 2008, 01:56 AM
I'd love the calc tabs, but the totem tabs are just a step too far for my liking, you can't handle multiple video's all that well with tabs.

The desktop tabs would be cool as well, however I don't like the idea of the wasted space around them, I never really use the buttons anyway, ctrl+alt+[up|down|left|right] is my prefared method :P

23meg
July 13th, 2008, 01:56 AM
The ultimate:

http://blogs.ubuntu-nl.org/dennis/2008/07/12/gnome-30/

FuturePilot
July 13th, 2008, 01:59 AM
The ultimate:

http://blogs.ubuntu-nl.org/dennis/2008/07/12/gnome-30/

:lolflag:

Oh wow that's a lot of tabs.

scragar
July 13th, 2008, 01:59 AM
The ultimate:

http://blogs.ubuntu-nl.org/dennis/2008/07/12/gnome-30/

It's missing tabs on the bottom and tabs in tabs, very nice tabby though.

What started the whole tabs thing anyway? They are very cool, and I'm surprised more things don't use them by default.

loell
July 13th, 2008, 02:03 AM
They are very cool, and I'm surprised more things don't use them by default.

multiple sub-containers like tabs can break certain work flows. :D

grotto
July 13th, 2008, 02:05 AM
Those are all jokes, right? :confused:

FuturePilot
July 13th, 2008, 02:12 AM
It's missing tabs on the bottom and tabs in tabs, very nice tabby though.
.

Here (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JournalOfAnOpenSourcee/~3/333722005/)
:lol:

DeadSuperHero
July 13th, 2008, 02:13 AM
Geez, those are ALL ugly!

Dr Small
July 13th, 2008, 02:23 AM
PcManFM has Tabs.
Sakura has Tabs.
Firefox has Tabs.
Opera has Tabs.
Kazekase has Tabs.
Thunar has Tabs.
Gnome-Terminal has Tabs.

But, Nautilus? Bloated and over rated. Reminds me of Windows Explorer :D

23meg
July 13th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Geez, those are ALL ugly!

Next time someone tells you that a certain application "needs tabs", without any real argument as to why, you know what to link to.

scragar
July 13th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Nautilus is bloated, but that doesn't mean it's not good, just that it's not suitable for most peoples wishes. And as for it being over-rated I don't understand why, in my opinion all the file managers are pretty equal...

And because I don't think it's been said enough yet. Tabs rock!

Dr Small
July 13th, 2008, 02:52 AM
Nautilus is bloated, but that doesn't mean it's not good, just that it's not suitable for most peoples wishes. And as for it being over-rated I don't understand why, in my opinion all the file managers are pretty equal...

And because I don't think it's been said enough yet. Tabs rock!
Who needs tabs in Nautilus when you can have multiple tabs open in Sakura with MidnightCommander loaded on each one? :)

chris4585
July 13th, 2008, 03:39 AM
i personally.. never watch two videos at the same time, and if i do it would be on youtube probably. I never use the calc tool, so wtf? as for empathy, i didnt even know it existed until now, and i'm still sticking to emesene and bitlbee. the gnome-panel tabs thing i thought was stupid.. but sure lets make it a applet for gnome-panel and keep the switcher by default. As for nautilus, yes i cant wait to use tabs on it :D hrmm what else.. oh yeah, i dont use banshee, quodlibet <3

ShodanjoDM
July 13th, 2008, 03:52 AM
All your tab are belong to us!

23meg
July 13th, 2008, 04:12 AM
This thread needs more tabs.

scragar
July 13th, 2008, 04:13 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b2/KittenAgiosGeorgiosCrete.jpg




OOops. my mistake, thought you wanted a tabby, not a tab.

YaroMan86
July 13th, 2008, 04:16 AM
Tabs... in Nautilus.

Happiness is coming my way. *Makes bliss noises.*

FuturePilot
July 13th, 2008, 04:32 AM
This thread needs more tabs.

Yes, therefore we will add tabs to D-Bus. (http://www.j5live.com/2008/07/12/d-bus-now-supports-tabs/) :-s

loell
July 13th, 2008, 04:35 AM
great! I would love to see tabs on the kernel for performance boost. :KS

Gripp
July 13th, 2008, 04:35 AM
Tabs rock.

http://i-nz.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gnome3-tabs.png

errr, maybe...

-grubby
July 13th, 2008, 04:36 AM
PcManFM has Tabs.
Thunar has Tabs.
:D

Thunar doesn't have tabs. I wish it did though

the yawner
July 13th, 2008, 05:06 AM
This thread needs more tabs.
No. This forum needs tabs. Trust me.

schauerlich
July 13th, 2008, 05:14 AM
http://www.geargeek.net/images/moar-cat.jpg
(http://www.geargeek.net/images/moar-cat.jpg)

brunovecchi
July 13th, 2008, 05:28 AM
To me, tabs only make sense in internet browsers.

init1
July 13th, 2008, 05:47 AM
_________ _________ ________
/ |/ |/ |
|Tab 1 |Tab 2 |Tab 3 |
|_________|__________|_________|
|Forum posts need tabs |
| |
| |
| |
| |
|______________________________|

mech7
July 13th, 2008, 08:15 AM
who the hell needs tabs on a calculator or video player :confused:

chris4585
July 13th, 2008, 08:36 AM
who the hell needs tabs on a calculator or video player :confused:

someone who does serious multi tasking..

Sand & Mercury
July 13th, 2008, 09:15 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b2/KittenAgiosGeorgiosCrete.jpg




OOops. my mistake, thought you wanted a tabby, not a tab.
Tabbies rock too!

SomeGuyDude
July 13th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Tabs are kinda worthless on a filemanager to me.

The only time I have more than one instance of Nautilus open, I'm dragging something from one window to the other, and I'm not convinced that doing it via tabs will be faster or easier.

p_quarles
July 13th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Tabbies rock too!
Konqueror already comes with tabbies.

urukrama
July 13th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Thunar has Tabs.

Thunar has tabs?

Hells_Dark
July 13th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Thunar has tabs?

No.

Dr Small
July 13th, 2008, 02:42 PM
No.
Well, I haven't used it in ages. I thought it did... :/

Masoris
July 13th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Totem with tabs :lolflag:
Calculator with tabs :lolflag:
Who really need these?

scragar
July 13th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Totem with tabs :lolflag:
Calculator with tabs :lolflag:
Who really need these?

Totem with tabs I've already commented on would be daft.
The calc however I would properly use, I've occasionally got multiple windows of the calc open(it's easier to have 4 open and hop between them than attempting to store and recall the values, instead I can just double click(highlight), middle click(paste), very easy since you need the mouse to access a lot of the features from the more advanced calc modes).

klange
July 13th, 2008, 03:59 PM
They were all jokes, but the calculator sounds fairly useful.

My hardware calculator has tabs...

Npl
July 13th, 2008, 04:09 PM
I blame the media for Tab-Mania.
http://wap.parrette.net/TELETUBBIES_WEB/GRAPHICS/ttlSayEhOh.jpg

sajro
July 13th, 2008, 07:59 PM
The ultimate:

http://blogs.ubuntu-nl.org/dennis/2008/07/12/gnome-30/

That was a very sneaky RickRoll. Does it count without audio?

dizee
July 13th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Tabs are kinda worthless on a filemanager to me.

The only time I have more than one instance of Nautilus open, I'm dragging something from one window to the other, and I'm not convinced that doing it via tabs will be faster or easier.
I agree. Tabs make sense on web browsers but on other stuff, I'm not convinced. A multi-pane view would be far more useful for a file browser than tabs.

23meg
July 13th, 2008, 11:02 PM
Who really need these?

Are you kidding? Everyone needs more tabs. Tabs are the universal solution to every UI problem; existent or non-existent.

saulgoode
July 13th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Great moments in tabs (http://homepage.mac.com/bradster/iarchitect/tabs.htm)

banjobacon
July 14th, 2008, 01:10 AM
So, where did this terrifying joke get started?

p_quarles
July 14th, 2008, 01:12 AM
So, where did this terrifying joke get started?
I don't remember, but I probably still have it open in another tab. Give me a second.

schauerlich
July 14th, 2008, 01:17 AM
*snip*

Read his post wrong.

Mateo
July 14th, 2008, 01:34 AM
I just launched OpenArena and hit ctrl+t but nothing happened. what's up?

loell
July 14th, 2008, 01:39 AM
I just launched OpenArena and hit ctrl+t but nothing happened. what's up?

its just a wrong key-bind configuration, look it up on keys and controls settings, tabbing should be there.

barbedsaber
July 14th, 2008, 01:40 AM
I just launched OpenArena and hit ctrl+t but nothing happened. what's up?

open arena FTW!!!!! it needs tabs.

picpak
July 14th, 2008, 02:06 AM
Nautilus: needs tabs
Everything else: not so much

scragar
July 14th, 2008, 02:07 AM
calc needs tabs, just so I've got less windows open.

joelito
July 14th, 2008, 04:27 AM
The ultimate:

http://blogs.ubuntu-nl.org/dennis/2008/07/12/gnome-30/

I feel like i have just been rick-rolled on text. :lolflag:

LMP900
July 14th, 2008, 04:42 AM
So, where did this terrifying joke get started?

I don't remember, but I probably still have it open in another tab. Give me a second.

Brilliant. This makes my day. =D>

MaxIBoy
July 14th, 2008, 04:55 AM
Tabs on a media player and tabs replacing the workspace switcher are both bad ideas. The rest of them should be hidden unless more than one is opened. Screen clutter is already bad enough; no need to take up more space.

p_quarles
July 14th, 2008, 05:29 AM
Tabs on a media player and tabs replacing the workspace switcher are both bad ideas.
A lot of media player's do have tabs: Amarok, Exaile, Windows Media Player . . . tabs != multiple instances of the entire interface.

dracule
July 14th, 2008, 05:56 AM
why would you want a tabbed video player?

the point of a video player is to SEE the video, not hide it just for audio.

MaxIBoy
July 14th, 2008, 05:56 AM
I think that media players should stay minimalistic. For music, I use Audacious, simply because other media players are designed for video and as a result take up too much space. I wish that GOM player had a Linux port, as GOM remains my favorite video player (it works with all formats and puts the less-often-used controls in a separate dialog where they belong.)


To me, things like iTunes and Amarok are too uppity (taking over the file manager's job,) and they encourage users to forget about their folders. No "organizer" can replace the ease of use you get out of a well-organized set of directories. I know EXACTLY where everything on my hard drive is, and I can find anything in two seconds, four tops. No need to run searches, filter out files based on criteria, or sort by year, or anything.

zmjjmz
July 14th, 2008, 06:24 AM
Geez, those are ALL ugly!

You're not in a position to be criticizing, what with that lack of GUI.

LMP900
July 14th, 2008, 07:48 AM
I know EXACTLY where everything on my hard drive is, and I can find anything in two seconds, four tops. No need to run searches, filter out files based on criteria, or sort by year, or anything.

That was my preferred method some time ago. However, with my digital music, photo, document, and video collections rapidly growing, it's becoming more difficult to keep track of it all. I still have these files fairly organized, but having Rhythmbox organize my music while Picasa handles my photos makes life so much easier.

Actually, it was just last week that I discarded my strictly sorted Firefox bookmarks and made use of the tagging system in the latest version.

EdThaSlayer
July 14th, 2008, 08:06 AM
Finally GNOME is catching up to KDE.Well, in tab-wise I meant. :)

tbroderick
July 14th, 2008, 09:12 AM
why would you want a tabbed video player?

the point of a video player is to SEE the video, not hide it just for audio.

that's why it's funny

geoken
July 14th, 2008, 01:31 PM
To me, things like iTunes and Amarok are too uppity (taking over the file manager's job,) and they encourage users to forget about their folders. No "organizer" can replace the ease of use you get out of a well-organized set of directories. I know EXACTLY where everything on my hard drive is, and I can find anything in two seconds, four tops. No need to run searches, filter out files based on criteria, or sort by year, or anything.

It's never been about how long it takes to find a single file. It's about how long it takes to generate a playlist comprised of multiple files which span different artists/albums.