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Status Assessment
Workspace Notes
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 9, 2020

Make Notes tabs behave like all modern browsers

We have certain expectations based on the way modern browsers work.  Specifically:


  1. If I drag a tab outside of the Notes client, that should be the obvious trigger to "Open in New Window". I shouldn't have to right click to get to that feature.
  2. Tabs should really have even widths, and then when you close one, they should maintain their sizes for a second.  This is so when you want to close 3 or 7 or 12 tabs, the little "x" isn't jumping around to various different spots!  We need the ability to rapid-fire close things, just like you can do in any browser.
  3. Would be really nice in the "Windows" menu item to have a "Close All" option.   And maybe a "merge" option, if you want to bring back in windows you opened as new windows outside the client.
  4. Finally, right now if you close all your tabs, for some bizarre reason the right sidebar disappears!  Sametime contacts and Day-at-a-glance? ::poof!::  Gone.  For me this is very unexpected behavior.  We've opened a support ticket but were informed it's behaving as intended.  I personally don't think this is the desired behavior.
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  • Guest
    Jan 12, 2023

    An option "open in window X" would be nice, too. This is for the case when a user already has some separate windows opened.

    Or, make bookmarks and desktop (not just the "open file" menu) accessible/utilizable in separated windows.

  • Guest
    Aug 18, 2022

    Also closing multiple tabs like in browsers would be nice:

    • Close other tabs

    • Close tabs to the left

    • Close tabs to the right

  • Guest
    Dec 15, 2021

    These is a great idea. Additional suggestion: it would be nice to be able to move individual tabs from one window to another, just like in browsers.

  • Guest
    Jan 10, 2020

    Good suggestions.
    Open in New Window hasn't worked since 9.0 for us, new window doesn't render fully. IBM blame it on bespoke mail views but I'm not having that.  Wish we could get back to it working as designed, but either way with the status looks like it is going to get some attention.