Vertical tabs should be consistent with Fitts' law

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I'm loving vertical tabs BUT, it's annoying that it doesn't "respect" Fitts' law: when the window is maximized, when your cursor is all the way on the left of the screen, the cursor should be on top of the tab so you can just click it. Instead, tabs are a little to the right.... With horizontal tabs on top, browsers have be consistent with Fitts' law for years, vertical tabs should too! Please make this change!

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You are completely right! I had always thought something was wrong with the Vertical Tabs but couldn't figure it out. Now I get it.
What you say is very important for UX, however insignificant it might seem. 

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And just to add: the New tab button IS consistent with Fitts' law, but the tabs aren't. That's really silly. Edge team, please fix this!
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Edge team, vertical tabs should not ship until this is fixed. The tabs should be all the way to the left, the fact that they aren't is a real usability issue (Fitts' law)