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Re: Tab bar

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Tab bar
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 02:33:04 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> I just created a small experimental Emacs Lisp library that
>> emulates the tab bar feature provided by most modern web
>> browsers, file managers and editors.  Tabs are very popular
>> nowadays mostly due to their ability to group units
>> equivalent to Emacs frames into one frame and providing
>> handles to switch them quickly inside one frame without
>> having to switch top-level frames.
> How does it compare with tabbar.el? I use that, and generally like it.

In tabbar.el the tab bar belongs to one window, but in tab-bar.el
that I presented it belongs to a frame.

>> Below is a screenshot how this feature currently looks in Emacs
> Unsolicited feedback: Too much wasted horizontal space.

This is a restriction from the implementation of the tool-bar
reused by tab-bar.el.  I don't know why the tool-bar inserts
extra space between icons.

Juri Linkov

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