...we have to make part of that tab visible, not just after you click on the last tab and it "auto-scroll" to the left and new you see part of another tab.
I beg to differ. Yes: just after clicking on the last/first tab, not in any other situation. That's exactly how it works in FF 3.6.28 + TMP 0.3.8.7, and this is the desired behaviour IMO. Else this will become annoying.
We need to see part of a tab on tab-bar edges, after you open new tab, close tab, scroll with the mouse wheel, click on the scroll button etc..
Nope, I don't wish for that. In all those situations, the ends of the bar-tab become what they will. If a tab is partly visible after any of those events, then it's just a coincidence and has nothing to do with this new option. To trigger the auto-scrolling at the ends, one has to
activate the last tab at either edge, somehow (not necessarily with the mouse of course).
@jern & rob64rock
What are your feelings about this?
what do you all think is more clear ?
When scrolling show part of a tab on tab-bar edges
Well, I say none of them due to the above reasoning. I did think about this quite a lot (it's not easy to get right!) and I still stick with:Auto-scroll to partially show next out-of-sight tab
That is, if the behaviour in the end will be what I think it should. It's a wee bit obscure I know so the help text is important to explain what the option does exactly (or a tooltip, but you dismissed that suggestion earlier).
the offset will be 50 pixel but no more than 50% of the next out-of-sight tab
Fair enough! That should work just fine AFAICS.
Speaking of, is there a way I can load the older (0.3.x) version of TMP back into Firefox to observe its behavior again?
Good idea that you too do this, thanks! So that it's not just me looking at the old behaviour. I have very very narrow tabs (25 px) in my old FF3.6.28, so 50% of that is 12 px which is just fine. 50 px will look like a lot in some resolutions and situations, but likely just fine in others -- I don't really know.