Accidental Tab Closing: UI design problem?

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Tim Becker | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 6 2018 8:27 AM

Since installing Logos 8, I repeatedly close tabs accidentally while trying to bring the tab to the front by clicking in it. I have a handful of tabs open, so the tab width is small. The active area around the X close icon is big enough that I catch it by accident.

Does anyone else have this problem?

I notice that the X icon is not shown until the mouse is within the tab. So when I move the mouse into the tab and click, I don't pause long enough before clicking to notice the X that just became visible. This seems to be a usability bug.

Tim

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2018 8:44 AM

Tim Becker:

Since installing Logos 8, I repeatedly close tabs accidentally while trying to bring the tab to the front by clicking in it. I have a handful of tabs open, so the tab width is small. The active area around the X close icon is big enough that I catch it by accident.

Does anyone else have this problem?

This has been raised by a number of people and I believe Faithlife is looking at it

It doesn't solve the problem but are you are aware you can reopen closed tabs (accidentally closed or otherwise)?

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Tim Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2018 9:02 AM

Thank you, yes, I am making use of the reopen closed tab.

I'm glad to hear they are looking into this. I chatted with support about this a few days ago and they wanted me to submit it as an enhancement request rather than a UI design bug. This didn't see right to me, but I did so.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2018 9:33 AM

Tim Becker:

Thank you, yes, I am making use of the reopen closed tab.

I'm glad to hear they are looking into this. I chatted with support about this a few days ago and they wanted me to submit it as an enhancement request rather than a UI design bug. This didn't see right to me, but I did so.

Tim, hope you contnue your journey on the forum! (Ignore my dry humor as need be.)

I liked your comment about a UI design bug vs enhancement. I'm thinking that may work well, talking with our pastor (regarding behaviors that may need improving). "Pastor, that sounds like an enhancement. I'll add your vote."


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