It is undeniable that “vertical tab” feature was a hit since day 1, however, it becomes a little inconvenient when you have many tabs opened at the same time. These are some ideas to help this awesome feature to be nicer.
- In my opinion, would be nice that it shows the Tab visible in top menu (like in horizontal tab approach) but only for the focused/current tab.
- Add a close tab button (X) and an option (context menu) for the current tab at the top. This is a nice-to-have functionality, because we have to move across the whole screen until the left side and look for the tab. It's annoying .
- Add a menu option to duplicate that tab on top too. This way we can duplicated the current tab easily and has it aside of original one (just 2 tabs maximum at top), while the rest of our tabs remains in the vertical tab pane.
- Custom Layout. Allow to place the Vertical Tab pane to either left or right side of the screen.