Haavard Kvam Moen wrote:
> > > > But I suggest Opera to add this as a default setting, a big close
> > > > button to the right on the tab toolbar, next to the closed pages
> > > > icon.
> > > Actually, this turned out to be confusing to users,
> > How is this confusing?
> I'm sure you can find the details from the text on this by Mozilla,
> but I think it's pretty clear that it is easier to understand a close
> button on each tab, rather than a button somewhere else which happens
> to close them.
A close button on every tab doesn't work, I tried it for at least four
months and found that it is unnecessarily clumsy. The tabs move while
you are trying to close one tab so you can close another tab by
mistake. The close buttons disappear when you need them most, when
there are too many tabs open. The close button is in a new position
every time so your hand cannot learn a quick movement to close a tab.
The old type of min, max, close icons are too small to find quickly
with the mouse.
And it happens that I close the whole program if the close tab button
is close to the close program button.
The best solution is to have a big close button in a fixed position
which feels natural.
I found that the best solution is to have a big close button far to the
right on the tabs toolbar, right beside the waste basket, so the user
can understand that one button closes tabs, the other restores tabs. I
made the earlier icon a lot bigger and made the cross in it bigger, and
made sure nothing dangerous is close by, so I can let my hand learn how
to close tabs without me having to assist with thinking about where the
button is or having to navigate very carefully to avoid other
> > I have tried different ways to close tabs, and all of them have big
> > disadvantages.
> > The solution I have found now is so much better.
> To you, yes. But people are different. So this is why you can
> customize Opera.
I think a big close button would be a good idea for the default