[lug] OT: Firefox Interface Tab Config

Jed S. Baer blug at jbaer.cotse.net
Thu Oct 31 20:24:40 MDT 2013

On Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:12:21 -0600
Davide Del Vento wrote:

> For the record, they switched the tab bar ABOVE the address bar since
> each tab is (usually) for a different address and therefore the address
> bar is a "piece" of the tab and makes more UI sense to have it below
> (otherwise it is surprising to see the address change when you switch
> tab)

More academic hooh-hah! ;-)

How is it surprising? Of course the URI in the location field changes
when you switch tabs. I think their definition of 'surprise' is quite
different from mine.

For the record, I'm tired of being surprised by the UI changing all the
time. I think that Larry Wall's principle of least surprise is better
served by keeping the UI stable, unless there's a good reason for it,
than by inventing a notion of something which is surprising, and then
changing the UI to 'fix' it.

How's THAT for a thread hijack!?

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