Tab - width, displayed info and other options

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Is there an option to change what file tab displays? Or set width?
My patience is over...
  1. Is there an option to choose the displayed info?
    Let's pretend, that I know in other ways on witch layer I'm on, at what zoom size I currently work and in what color mode...  can I disable displaying of it on my files tabs?! Isn't the whole deal of tabs is working on multiple of them?! Would you use a browser with tabs, which displays Page zoom level, the full title and lead of the column you are reading and some other worthless information, which blocks you from seeing at least four of your other tabs?
  2. Is there an option to set tab width?
    If, it's too hard for Adobe to make these check boxes in UI preferences, then maybe there's a simple option... a slider for tab width? The default would be checked at auto, but if the user doesn't want to see all the crap, he can manually slide the width of a tab to lover value?
  3. Tabs occupied space in "standard" and "full screen with menu" mode
    So there's no option that tabs could occupy the whole top of the application window? The side menu steals that space? I should switch to full screen mode with menus in order for that to work, cause document window occupies full width only in that display mode?! Well - there's no tabs in full screen mode at all! Awesome! Have anyone ever used a modern (last 10 years) internet browser?! They have these options, but in none of them the tabs disappear! Well, they disappear in full screen mode, but they are always available!
  4. Will there be a time, when Photoshop will understand, that it's tads are rearranged?
    Would you use a internet browser, witch, after rearranging the tabs in your desired order would start to jump around like a rabid rabbit, when you try to choose the next tab with Ctrl+tab?
  5. Some scroll options, maybe?
    Do you know, that after opening too many tabs in internet browser, so they don't fit in a screen any more, there's an option to mose over them and use a scroll wheel on your mouse to scroll through them? I suggest you try! As we can understand that there's never more than two tabs open on your browsers, according to what you have done to Photoshop tabs, cause that would be too much reading work... but others have more things to do, than clicking through poorly made Photoshop tabs!!!
  6. To advance over browser would be implementing app specific features!
    Imagine features like: Save all open tabs as..., Export open tabs as..., close all other tabs...(ups! that's already in the browsers),

 

Maybe someone know a work around with this tab width Bu((s#it?!
Otherwise it's an "Idea", "suggestion" and "problem"

 

Thanks in advance

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I often drag-n-drop layers from one tab to another and it is almost impossible to do when I have more than three or four files open at a time. Even adding a "scroll if you mouse to the edge" option would help immensely.
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The tab ordering issue still remains through all these versions. What a mess.

Also, they don't need to display so much info, the tabs end up getting so long that only a few will fit and it's STILL a serious pain, if not impossible, to drag & drop into tabs that get put in the runoff drop-down menu. Just the file name would be fine. More tabs that are easily accessible is far more beneficial than having all that info showing in every tab. Right now they display:
  • File name
  • Layer name
  • Zoom percent
  • Color mode
  • File bit mode
At least remove the Layer names from tabs, they make them ridiculously long. I don't see any benefit in having an active Layer name show up in the tab. I don't see any benefit in having the Zoom amount and Bit mode in the tab either but they're less of a problem than Layer names. There's much more benefit in being able to easily access a bunch of tabs.
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I have this same problem. I have literally NEVER looked at the info after the filename on these tabs. It's wasted UI space, and the resulting reduction in number of tabs visible is a real inconvenience.

I can understand the thought behind putting that info there, for convenience and quick access. But the tradeoff isn't worth it. Aside from the real-estate issue, it's actually much quicker to glance at the accustomed areas of the screen where the information is shown consistently (eg the Layers panel for layer, bottom-left for zoom level, and the Image>Mode menu for bit depth and color mode). I do this by habit because they're always in the same place. Putting it in the tab means it's in a different place every time so I have to hunt for it. This basically breaks any advantage we get from that design.

ONE OTHER THING -- the tab overflow menu on the right side of the tabs needs a re-work. I need to be able to drag tabs out of this menu and into the main tab area to allow re-orders. Similar to how Chrome handles bookmarks in the bookmarks bar.

Thanks!
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> At least remove the Layer names from tabs, they make them ridiculously long. I don't see any benefit in having an active Layer name show up in the tab. I don't see any benefit in having the Zoom amount and Bit mode in the tab either but they're less of a problem than Layer names. There's much more benefit in being able to easily access a bunch of tabs.>

Reading all these messages, it comes home to me how very differently we all work. I need a lot of info since I very often am working with multiple versions of a file, but I never need the layer name. I need bit depth and color mode, and I'm used to looking for the zoom level there instead of in the status bar. I would never want to go to any menu for the bit depth and color mode. If I don't have too many tabs open, I would prefer all of my document info right where it is (minus the layer name, which I'm sure someone relies upon daily for their workflow).

However, since they truncate all of that down to the file name before starting to scroll off a tab, I think it's the file name that needs to also be modified—middles dropped out like they do in other apps when filenames are too long to fit the space. It looks like the filenames are the one thing they never truncate, and since we can have very long filenames, and often do, that means our tabs scroll into the list pretty quickly.

The names could be quite truncated, allowing for more tabs, since there's a hover tip for the full name that isn't sluggish to appear. Heck, if people wanted a dozen or more tabs open, no reason not to drop the size down to just a few letters, given that a hover pops up the full info. But that does assume you find that faster than using the list.

I don't use a mouse, so don't have a scroll wheel. But I think it sounds like a good idea if scrolling could be offered in addition to the list so people with a scroll wheel could ignore the list.
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I don't use a mouse, so don't have a scroll wheel. But I think it sounds like a good idea if scrolling could be offered in addition to the list so people with a scroll wheel could ignore the list.
Great suggestion.