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Promote child tab to parent, if parent is closed

onguarde 7 years ago updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 1

This is an option in tree style tab.Let's say u have a google search tab with lots of child tabs.


Then if u are finished searching on google, you can simply close it since you don't intend to search anymore.Then, you process the child tabs of that search.


However, the tree structure is lost once the parent google search tab is closed. All the child tabs will become root tabs.This makes the tree very messy. (see screenshot)




Answer

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Planned

Planned.


I am also considering implementing the following options:

  • Replace closed tab with its children in the tree (the current behavior)
  • Promote first child of closed tab as new parent
  • Replace closed tab with a new Folder row
What do you think of option 3?

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Planned

Planned.


I am also considering implementing the following options:

  • Replace closed tab with its children in the tree (the current behavior)
  • Promote first child of closed tab as new parent
  • Replace closed tab with a new Folder row
What do you think of option 3?

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  • Replace closed tab with a new Folder row

What do you think of option 3?


In terms of information display, The folder root tab enforces the child relationship of the child tabs.


However, replacing the closed tab with its next child, is better for information processing. Right after we close the parent tab, the very next tab we wanna see is usually the child tab.


Consider this workflow,

After google searching, you open a bunch of tabs in the background. Then, you decide you're done with searching; close the google tab. At this point, you wanna process the links you opened. So you do so one by one, closing the tabs. 


Never once do you have to switch to another tab. I think this is the primary goal of the "smart logic" option.


Hope this helps!