Working with multiple browser windows

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Re: Working with multiple browser windows

Post by Nigaikaze » 2020-01-15, 12:25

Aube Bleue wrote:
2020-01-15, 06:50
The item (as well as a few others) only appears when the menu is accessed with the keyboard; when clicking on the menu, it's hidden.
yellowfinch wrote:
2020-01-15, 12:13
And I’m sure I’ve never encountered this principle in the Windoze world.
Just tried it myself and yes, the behavior is the same in Windows.
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Re: Working with multiple browser windows

Post by Moonchild » 2020-01-15, 12:26

It's in the UI code, it applies to all operating systems.

Maybe we should redesign the menu and have a new main category "Window" with all window/tab operations permanently there. It's certainly a problem with expectance the way it is now, but I don't feel like having those entries permanently in the File menu makes sense and it clutters it with irrelevant entries for pointer use (which is obviously the reason Mozilla decided to hide the entries).
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Re: Working with multiple browser windows

Post by bgstack15 » 2020-01-15, 13:01

I just tried; PM 28.6.1 (wow, didn't realize I was that behind). Every menu (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, and Tools) except Help shows additional options when opened with the relevant keystroke. And upon using any keystroke to open a menu, all the menus can be navigated with the cursor and will show the full set of options.

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Re: Working with multiple browser windows

Post by therube » 2020-01-15, 13:39

The item (as well as a few others) only appears when the menu is accessed with the keyboard
Ah, thanks. (I also never realized.) :-)

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Re: Working with multiple browser windows

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2020-01-15, 13:53

This is what I have in Borealis's File Menu.. It would be more logical I believe to have the various "New" items under a sub-menu rather than window controls. The contextual difference is if there is one tab or multiple tabs per window.

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Dunno, if that helps in decision making.
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Re: Working with multiple browser windows

Post by Moonchild » 2020-01-15, 14:07

I also remember it being like that before. I'm guessing it was changed since the "new" items were some of the most-used options in that menu and having it directly there does save a keystroke.
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Re: Working with multiple browser windows

Post by Aube Bleue » 2020-01-15, 20:36

Glad I could shed some light, people.
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