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[Done] Another object tabs idea

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:21 am
by Wladimir Palant
I don't know why I didn't think about it before - but you can make object tabs almost transparent. Only if the users moves the mouse to the tab they will become more opaque. This should reduce the perceived clutter due to the tabs. What do you think?

Here is an example of what I mean: http://adblockplus.org/trash/transparent_objtabs.html

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:39 am
by rick752
That's actually quite nice. I didn't even notice it at first.

Re: Opinions requested: another object tabs idea

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:40 am
by chewey
Neat. I like it. It may have to be a little bit less transparent, but I guess that's up to personal taste.

It's a pity this can't be activated by mouseover on the object itself however, this would be even better.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:43 am
by Wladimir Palant
Done - a little less transparent. And yes, it's a pity you cannot detect when the mouse is on the object...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:48 am
by chewey
Wladimir Palant wrote:Done - a little less transparent.

You have my vote ;-)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:03 am
by rick752
chewey wrote:You have my vote ;-)


Ditto.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:11 pm
by Wladimir Palant
Actually, now it can be made more opaque when the mouse is hovering over the tab, we don't need it to be half-transparent any more. Changed that as well, looks really good IMO.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:37 pm
by Dr. Evil
You know there are already now people not finding out how to block flash... I think the idea is good for people who know how to block plugins. But it won't make things easier for those who don't.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:43 pm
by Wladimir Palant
There are also people who think that this button means that Adblock Plus blocked something... Do you think it makes any difference for people who don't find out that this is the way to block Flash? Btw, I changed the title of the button now, I meant to do it anyway.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:08 am
by Dr. Evil
Wladimir Palant wrote:Do you think it makes any difference for people who don't find out that this is the way to block Flash?
It'll make the tab less obtrusive, which is good for not breaking the layout, but is also bad because it's harder to spot... I think you'll have to find a reasonable compromise between both.

Wladimir Palant wrote:Btw, I changed the title of the button now, I meant to do it anyway.
What about also adding an explaining tooltip?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:14 am
by Wladimir Palant
I wrote "Block this object with Adblock Plus" in the tooltip. Is there anything else that can be said?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:25 am
by sheepy
How about "click to block this...", and show it in status bar as well? (set defaultStatus? Almost no sites use it)

The first impression is, now at this size we may finally get less navbar disabled by this tag.

While they may further distract and/or confuse users, dynamic transparencies may appeal to the designers, so I'm for it. At least the users get to know what's being covered.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:43 pm
by Wladimir Palant
"Click to" is implied I think? As to status bar - cannot do this, the object tab is a link so you will see the address of the object in the status bar.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:08 am
by sheepy
Click to maybe implied, however say it verbosely will save the user from thinking.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:43 am
by Wladimir Palant
This change is now in CVS, development build will be there shortly.