Move TabCandy button to tab bar
Since installing TabCandy associates the cmd+1 shortcut with the TabCandy interface, it seems intuitive to move the launching button to the far left of the tab bar. It should look like a small tab button (kind of like the New Tab button?), and it would behave like the first tab in the window. The first actual tab would be numbered 2, and the next is 3, and so on (It seems that this is already the current behavior). It would make the cmd+1 shortcut make more sense, and give a physical space where the TabCandy interface can sit.
I'd rather see it launched by the context menu when over the tab bar. That way it doesn't take any space from the tab bar - which could even be used as an alternate way of expressing TabCandy
Personally, I'm happy with the tabcandy button alongside the tabs as I usually kill the bookmark bar for extra space, especially on the netbook, but I'd be flipping more regularly so I'd like something like, a simultaneous click of both mouse buttons to engage the tabcandy feature. Without such an access feature, I'd be hard put to see it as an overall improvement over the scrollable tabs as they are. It is an extra step to have to change tab groups and as I'm hopping all over the place anyway, this isn't making sense.
On the tab bar as it was (indeed still is) I'd be flipping through several different organizations of things. This way, I'm having to go back in to the tab groups to change group and this isn't good for me.
Perhaps a drop-down next to the icon that allows easy selection of groups by the group title without having to go in to the new group screen? Or perhaps a keyboard shortcut assignable to the groups? Anything to avoid having to go in to the tabcandy interface itself would help "remove" a step; or make it less visible.
For users like me who regularly cross the very organizational boundaries that tab candy encourages, it makes the feature less valuable and introduces extra steps.
i'd like to see the tabcandy window in the same place as your regular bookmarks.
Most often you just use the same booksmarks every day but you got a ton of other that you dont use that often, moving the tabcandy into that window's location and keep it open all the time would be great.
I Agree the button in tab bar is more logical
Aza Raskin commented
Our current thinking is to:
(1) Remove the command+1 shortcut. That's vestigial. Command-E will also work.
(2) Move the tabcandy button to the tab bar (but not visually looking like a tab). It makes a lot more information-architecture sense.