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Open PDF tabname width is too narrow

Post by elliot hamilton » Tue May 09, 2017 8:20 pm

I just upgraded my tracker software from PDFxchangeViewer 2.5 to PDF-Xchange Editor 6.0.

In the old product, with many PDFs open, the width of the tab always remained wide enough that I could read the title of the PDF.
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In the new product, with many PDFs open, the width of the tab gets smaller each time a new PDF is opened, making the tab completely worthless.
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Is there a way to keep the tab from shrinking each time a PDF is opened?

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Re: Open PDF tabname width is too narrow

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Wed May 10, 2017 12:16 pm

Hi Elliot,

Thanks for the post - No way to do this currently, but I'll pass the suggestion along.

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Re: Open PDF tabname width is too narrow

Post by Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team » Fri May 19, 2017 9:19 pm

Hi Elliot.

In new upcoming build you will be able to turn off/on the tabs shrinking by:
TurnOffShrinkingTabs.png
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Re: Open PDF tabname width is too narrow

Post by Giraffe » Sat May 20, 2017 8:42 am

I'd like to be able to set max/min width for tabs. In my browsers I have tabs set to 100/100 so that they're all the same width. There's enough of the name showing to ID it and also float-over info of the whole name.

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Re: Open PDF tabname width is too narrow

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Sun May 21, 2017 7:30 am

In the meanwhile, there is still the "Show Sorted Tabs" button at the left side of the tabs bar.

It just requires one (additional) click to see all open PDFs with their complete name and to open them from there.

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Re: Open PDF tabname width is too narrow

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun May 21, 2017 12:04 pm

Willy Van Nuffel wrote:In the meanwhile, there is still the "Show Sorted Tabs" button at the left side of the tabs bar.
IMO this is a better solution to working with lots of tabs than either scrolling tabs or shrinking them.

However, the method used in the PDF Viewer that's like the Speed Dial in browsers is the best method by far.

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One click on the tile icon will show previews of all open documents, each thumbnail displays the page that was last viewed at the zoom level in use for that document. It makes it very quick to select documents visually without reading through a long list of file names and remembering which is which.

One click on the thumbnail focuses that open document. It has been so long since I used the viewer that I forget if there's an option to change the number of columns.

I hope you will implement this great feature in the Editor as it's a more efficient way to work with lots of open documents than scrolling through tabs or lists of file names.
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Re: Open PDF tabname width is too narrow

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Sun May 21, 2017 7:16 pm

Thanks for the assistance guys, appreciated as always :D
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Re: Open PDF tabname width is too narrow

Post by zjays » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:01 am

Agree with the option to choose the tab widths; the tab widths were too wide in the previous version, now they shrink too narrow :)

As another option, what about vertically listed tabs in a sidebar? Firefox's Tree Style Tab add-on is amazing for having dozens of tabs open in one window and being able to easily read and scroll through them.

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Re: Open PDF tabname width is too narrow

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:28 pm

HI guys,

I've put in a formal feature request for consideration, though do please note that this isn't a guarantee to implement, only to consider.

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