for something as:
- "New action"
When the user create a new tab and type an URL in the Awesome Bar get a web site, an app or similar.
"New tab" evokes in the mind of the user the metaphor of a folder with tabs while "New action" evokes the idea of "next step".
The change is important because it impacts directly on the user's mental model.
is correct the current model? Is correct the name of "Tab" to denominate an "information space"?
At present this model is centered in the concept of "Tabs". Is "Tab" a good name to evoke a concept of "information space" (site, web app) or in the future the results of an "action"--> search...
With Panorama user groups tabs.
If the denomination of "New tab" is changed to "New action" the connection between the tabs and Panorama is not obvious.
Opinions about all of this?
I think using a "new action" label to something that actually creates
a new *tab* would be very confusing.
Unless you are you proposing to change the name of "tabs" to "actions"?
Did I misunderstand?
Something like this:
yes, I know that sounds like a crazy idea but I think it's an
interesting idea and more with the Awesome Bar HD:
As opposed to the old "(Untitled)" Tab name?
...which is generic and timeless.
"New bla" is only 'new' the moment one opens it. After that it's just a
placeholder for future information.
I'm curious why one would put effort into finding new words to fill a
space that is only temporary and basically describes the obvious.
(When I first noticed it (in v5?) I did get a chuckle out of seeing that
someone felt it necessary to change the text on an unused tab. Kudos
though, for not changing it to an icon!)
Want to have some fun with it, have it open "New Tab", then after 30
seconds, change to "Old Tab", then finally "You ever going to do
something with this Tab you opened?"
Seriously, I appreciate the effort all put into Firefox and admire the
creative thinking that goes into the new features.