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Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?

Post by Zmeagol » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 08:39

At the moment if you open several topics using CTRL+click they open in tabs in the browser. However, each of the tabs is labelled 'Zroadster.net - View topic' rather than the subject of the topic.

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Re: Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?

Post by gookah » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 09:10

mine has the topic I opened displayed on each tab.
That's in Safari on a macbook if that makes a difference
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Re: Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?

Post by Robert T » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 18:15

The topic is in the tab title of all the browsers I tried - Firefox, Chrome and IE - however the tabs in both Chrome and IE are too short to actually display any of the topic title - but if you hover the mouse over the tab, then a tooltip is displayed showing the complete title. In Firefox, you get to see about the first 10 characters of the title, depending upon how many tabs you have open.

It would probably be possible to reverse the order to display "zroadster.net - view topic" at the end of the title rather than the beginning, but when you have more than just ZR tabs open, I think it more important to have "zroadster.net" showing. The only other possibility is to remove the "view topic" text.

I can look into this if anyone else thinks it is worth it.

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Re: Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?

Post by XVar » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 20:58

Since (in Chrome atleast) all the zroadster.net tabs have the "zr" favicon, I'd say that the whole zroadster.net (stuff) prefix could be removed as you can still identify the site by the icon.
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Re: Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?

Post by Robert T » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 22:42

Very true. I forgot I'd done that. :lol:

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Re: Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?

Post by Zmeagol » Mon 19 Mar, 2012 10:37

Safari seems to be the only browser that handles this in an intelligent way, albeit without the ZR favicon. But from what I can make out of the way Safari displays the titles, reversing the text to have 'zroadster.net - view topic' at the end would screw this up totally.

Best overall would be to lose the zroadster.net - view topic' text which would improve the experience in most browsers and wouldn't impact Safari.

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