xfce4-terminal patch

Randy Chung aoshi at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Aug 5 04:12:17 CEST 2004

The way it is now, new tabs are automatically assigned a generic Tab1, 
Tab2, etc. name.  Users can change the label via a Tabs menu or through 
the accel key, which will pop up a dialog asking the user to input a new 
  name.  I suppose a tool tip might also work; I'm just the lazy sort of 
person who would rather avoid as much moving my hand from the keyboard 
fo the mouse as possible :)

The question of what to do when multiple tabs are opened is another can 
of worms.  You could have the tabs expand into a scrollbar of sorts, a 
la gaim, or you could do the konqueror thing and shrink them down.  Each 
method has its ups and downs, so it seems to me that which one is better 
depends on your work style.



purslow at sympatico.ca wrote:
> </spectate>
> automatic labelling of tabs is likely to be too clumsy in practice.
> how about simply showing a number on the tab itself -- short enough -- ,
> but bringing up a tool-tip with whatever label the user chooses to add ?
> the tool-tip mt default to the number, if the user doesn't set anything else,
> but s/he cd choose an explicit label via a R-click on the tab.
> partly, i'm thinking of how Konqueror handles tabs for I/net pages,
> where with many tabs the actual tabs may show  1  letter,
> but the tool-tip shows the page title from the HTML (if any).
> <spectate>

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