Configurable tabs behaviour (expanded vs. fixed width).

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Sat Apr 21 14:12:51 EDT 2007

On Sat, Apr 21, 2007 at 11:17:29AM -0500, Richard Laager wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 22:29 +0200, Antonio Ospite wrote:
> > I propose here a patch to make configurable the behaviour of the tabs in
> > the conversation window.
> I very much prefer patches be submitted at so
> that we can comment, assign, and otherwise track them. :)
> That said, I don't think we need a pref for this. I think a better
> approach would be to fix GTK+ so that it can limit the tab sizes
> appropriately when not using full-window-width tabs. Basically, for
> sizing, I think it should calculate the size required to show all tabs
> with full text. If that'll fit, it's done. If not, then then any tabs
> greater than their even share of the space should be scaled down evenly
> to the point where everything will fit. I'm not a GTK+ developer, so
> this idea may not be 100% on, but if this was fixed in GTK+, we wouldn't
> need to use full-width tabs at all.
> Richard

While I prefer the current behavior, I think that misses the point of
the submitter's patch.  He wants tabs to always be the same size
regardless of how many their are.  Your scheme would still leave tabs
changing size on tab creation/deletion.


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