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Re: [StrongED] / Tabs
Fred Graute wrote on 11 Dec:
>> [Jim:] ... you supplied the module Tabs alongside Clipboard. Now I'm
>> curious about what Tabs does. It has no help string. I see it's by
>> Rik Griffin, 2004-11. Like Clipboard, it apparently does not come as
>> part of Rool's Ro5.23.
> It provides the ability to create various sub-windows that are
> accessed by their tab. It is used in MiniTime's choices window, and
> also in some of my other software as I find it very convenient to use.
Ah, yes, nice: tabs like a recipe book or a library card-index, rather
than in the typewriter sense of pre-set columns.
Aesthetically and logically, I wish that tabbed dialogues like this
were standard in RiscOS. Our more common design (mis)uses radio
buttons in a strange unintuitive way to mean tabs. The only other
apps I can think of that use proper tabs are those by Paul Reuvers,
such as !Confix. (He too is Dutch!) Should be in the style guide.
Jim Nagel www.archivemag.co.uk
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