Groups as seperate windows / Windows as groups
Tihs was prompted by the Feedback button spawning an entirely new window, and upon hitting the TabCandy key in that window i realized that its contents were completely separate from the other window. I propose either having new windows or pop up windows not open a "new window", but instead a new group in TabCandy.
Instead of suggesting:"new windows or pop up windows not open a "new window", but instead a new group in TabCandy"
... a superior simpler, more elegant, less confusing, more logical, more familiar, faster, less arrogant, and more consistent behaviour would be to scrap entirely the whole concept of TabCandy's "tab sets". Grouping should just be done with standard windows, with TabCandy still allowing you to switch between such windows whilst still allowing the same spatial arrangement and labeling capabilities.
Justin Wood (Callek) commented
see-also: Bug 578512
I totally support your idea, though I don't have any more votes to use...
Having Tab Candy's 'workspaces' spread all over different windows is really confusing.
Samantha Wright commented
Yes! I am so happy that someone thought of this. It's really my opinion that groups should be a kind of inactive window.
See my idea here for how this could be implemented:
But you should still be able to switch windows using ctr+tab (cmd+~ on MAC) so essentially tab candy should be an overview of your tabs and windows.
Luis Villa commented
Agreed that the window/group mapping needs work. In particular, the effect will be much more powerful for users if, the first time they open Firefox 4, all their old open windows become tab groups. Currently each of their old windows becomes a separate... window? with a separate... don't know what to call it, tabcandy workspace? It feels like they should really get a single workspace, with all the old windows moved into new tabcandy groups.
Relatedly: ctl+n gets me a new window; at this point I really want it to give me a new tabcandy grouping within the current workspace instead. Maybe this could be a separate keyboard shortcut instead of replacing the current ctl+n, I guess; but once you buy into tabcandy you really want to buy in altogether (at least for me.)