I now have more than 250 tabs in that window, spread across a long list of (Tab Groups) groups. It’s timely to share some screenshots of that window, and others.
https://github.com/mozilla/testpilot-containers/issues/428#issuecomment-325489803 for shots of my relatively simplistic ‘day job’ use of containers (without Tab Groups) – limited to a lesser-used profile with relatively few extensions.
Below: some more realistic shots – of my usual profile. In a few of these shots I toyed with use of containers. Also, there’s some movement of buttons – for example, in the most recent shots I chose top left for Tab Groups.
First, a shot of the overflow (for lesser-used things that require, or benefit from, an icon):
Selected use case screenshots from this morning
Chronological order. Not solely related to Tab Groups or containers, but I’d like to keep this collection in one place …
Following Wayback Machine extension response to a 404 error:
A change from desktop to mobile at
addons.mozilla.org, not respected by all pages:
Containers drop-down dropped from one point with (above) Vertical Tabs Reloaded:
about:sessionstore view of groups with names of average length:
about:sessionstore view of my longest-named group:
Containers limiting the length of a name to twenty-five characters:
Changing the title of a tab:
Four extensions immovable from – wasting space in – the location field:
Reloading all tabs following another
addons.mozilla.org switch from desktop to mobile:
addons.mozilla.org desktop view of a comment after switching to mobile:
Tab Groups, top left:
Underlines in a pale sidebar of Vertical Tabs Reloaded:
Underlines in a darker sidebar of Vertical Tabs Reloaded:
I need to see as much as possible of the URL in the location bar.
More than seventy groups, and it’s not unusual for their names to be more than 30 characters long, for example:
- agile method, extreme programming
- Open Source Design brand, identity, logo
– 33 and 40 characters, respectively. The longest is 65 characters.
In fairness: container metadata in the location field is not entirely a waste of space. However: the combination of 25 characters, non-abbreviated, plus an icon that I’ll never use, is troublesome.
With preferences for Auto Unload Tab I get, in the sidebar (of Vertical Tabs Reloaded), five states. One of the five is rarely used, the others are very useful to me:
- active (front)
- loaded and read
- loaded and unread
- non-loaded or unloaded.
I experimented with underlines in the sidebar of VTR a few weeks ago. They were too noisy for me; distracting, confusing, so I abandoned them after a few minutes. I revisited the feature, this morning, solely for screenshots.
I guess that a Firefox Test Pilot Containers implementation might be more subtle, but I don’t foresee myself liking it. I keep an open mind.