UX Priorities.

Chris Ilias tb-planning at ilias.ca
Thu Mar 29 02:43:52 UTC 2012


On 12-03-27 4:54 PM, JoeS wrote:
> Matter of fact, what _are_ the advantages/gains in having compose in a
> tab ? Or Tabs vs. Standalone windows for that matter.
> Maybe a more modern look, but that's not much in the way of "bang for
> the buck".

Off the top of my head:
* a popular use case is when focusing away from a compose window, having 
it in a tab makes it easy to get back to the compose window/tab.
* It also helps keep in mind any windows you have forgotten to close.
* By moving tabs, you can pair the compose tab with the message it is in 
reply to.
* It keeps the OS UI free of clutter.

I'm sure there are more gains listed in 
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=449299>, and if you look 
up the advantages of tabbed web browsing, there's a large overlap.

P.S. Whenever you put phrases in quotes, I never know what you mean. :)



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