Opened 13 years ago

#5611 new Feature request

tab display - blank space, widths, info

Reported by: Rick Mabry Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: tabs display Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: WinXP


A minor issue...

When many tabs are open, FZ indicates unseen tabs to the left or right by means of a little arrow. (Aside: This arrow is grayed out when at the end of the list, but I'd prefer a much lighter shade of gray, as mine appears nearly black.)

Open a bunch of tabs, so that there are many unseen tabs to the left. Now close the rightmost tabs. Instead of unseen tabs coming into view from the left, blank space remains where the now-closed tabs formerly sat. Only when the last visible tab to the right is closed is a set of leftward tabs then brought into view. It would be nicer to maximize the number of viewable tabs as each is closed.

On the issue of maximizing the view, it would also be nice to be able to set the width (in characters) of the tab, in case a user can tolerate more, but shorter, tabs.

Finally, it would be great to have a customizable tab display using formatted fields, as with date and time, by creating a spot at Settings/Interface/Tabs. Presently, the display is of the form "Sitename - Server" (perhaps this might be indicated by a format string "%n - %s", e.g.). My server is always the same, so I have a lot of wasted characters on my tabs. For me, "Sitename-Remote folder" (%n-%r) would be far preferable, as I often wander from my original folder, leaving me several tabs with the same display, open to different folders. Long info could appear in the dropdown widget at the right (I love that thing), while compressed versions can be shown on the tabs (e.g., "FaveSite-.../Here/Now").

This is the sort of request that shows a user is spoiled rotten, which in turn indicates the already excellent state of a program.


Rick Mabry

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