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marko

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Tab History - Is this necessary?
« on: January 24, 2024, 11:02:13 am »

See attached pic. I generally have the same 8-10 tabs open, all the time. When I looked at their histories after installing MC32, they were long, and repetitious.

I looked for a "Clear History" item, but there was none.

I closed them all, restarted, and opened them all back up again... (I have a saved view that loads them all at once, but that seems to include histories too)

Are all those duplicates really needed? I've not dug deeper, but it would seem like the list is growing on each restart?

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Re: Tab History - Is this necessary?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2024, 11:45:25 am »

I think this is the cause of my backup size increasing which was discussed here:

https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,137893.msg956394.html#msg956394
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,134932.msg934421.html#msg934421

Stopping the collection of huge histories, or a clear button would be good. 
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Re: Tab History - Is this necessary?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2024, 04:31:23 pm »

Here is the thread for my original request re Tab History List:
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,133399.msg924116.html#msg924116

Tab History originated as an attempt to add functionality and convenience which is absent from the blind "back" and "forward" buttons located to the left of the tabs.  The original request included (1) Limiting the number of accumulated entries (push down stack), (2) deleting, and (3) preventing duplicates.  These were never implemented.  Re (1), it only needs to be limited in length if there is a significant performance or storage hit.

Based on experience, a significant limitation of the current implementation is that the labels only show the "top" level history (the links actually go deeper).  For example, there can be three separate lines showing trips to my Artist tab, all appear as identical because there is no indication of the artist I may have drilled down to.  Including more information for each line entry would make the Tab History much more useful, while effectively eliminating many of the "duplicates".

Feature Request:   Show more "path" information for each Tab History line.  When text length of the path overflows the dropdown width, auto-expand as a mouse hover flyout (tooltip), in the same manner as Tree entries.

Re "Is this necessary?" - It's one of the many things which sit around unused much of the time in my workflow, but I appreciate when needed.  Rather than eliminating it, I prefer improvements which make Tab History unique and more informative, and hence more useful.  For one, it has the potential to make repeated traversals within a view tab much more efficient (per-tab auto-bookmarking).

1/25/2024 Multiple edits for clarity.
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Re: Tab History - Is this necessary?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2024, 05:13:28 pm »

I started playing with this and I can't figure out how to close a tab. I know it could be done in the past as I used to work with several tabs but it's been a while since I have bothered using more than one.
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Re: Tab History - Is this necessary?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2024, 05:52:20 pm »

I started playing with this and I can't figure out how to close a tab. I know it could be done in the past as I used to work with several tabs but it's been a while since I have bothered using more than one.
See thread "How do I close tabs?":
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,137751.msg955251.html#msg955251
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Re: Tab History - Is this necessary?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2024, 05:58:41 pm »

https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,137751.msg955251.html#msg955251

Thanks. I had just found the "Show tab close buttons" option a minute ago and returned here to update. I must have cleared it when I stopped using multiple tabs.
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Re: Tab History - Is this necessary?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2024, 07:40:55 am »

The history list is capped at twenty items.
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