Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#16493 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Consider switching to a single window interface

Reported by: lunar Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Tor Messenger Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: arlolra, mcs, tor@… Actual Points:
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Default usage of Tor Messenger can leave me with three windows open. I believe that in these days of phones and tablets, multi-window applications tend to confuse users even more than before. The full window with tabs has kinda become the norm.

Here's some ideas about a single window interface for Tor Messenger:

  • Keep the menu bar that is currently on top of the contact window for the whole application. Or maybe hide it behind a sandwich button like in recent Firefox.
  • The window content would be like conversation window, with tabs on top.
  • The default tab when starting the messenger would have the same content has the account window. If that tab is closed, one can still re-open it through the menu.
  • When I create a new tab (using the familiar “+” in the tab bar) I see content of the “New Conversation” tab. Double-clicking on a contact replace the tab content with a conversation with them—just like it currently does.
  • The other stuff that is currently done in the conversation window should be moved to the “New Conversation” tab.
  • The “New Conversation” tab should gain a new “Add a new contact” button. And probably a “Join Chat” button as it makes sense to also be able to start conversations with new people in there.

I know this is all Instantbird matter, but it started with my review on Tor Messenger…

Child Tickets

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by arlolra

Cc: arlolra added

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by mcs

Cc: mcs added
Severity: Normal

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by clokep

Cc: tor@… added

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by arlolra

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

As much as we'd like to have this, we won't be able to work on it anytime soon.

comment:6 Changed 10 months ago by traumschule

<+sukhe> hello. yes, I think it's fine to close the tickets. thanks for doing what we should done earlier :)

sad but true:

luckily there are alternatives:

.. and maybe someday

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