[Interest] QTabWidget scroll buttons

Murphy, Sean smurphy at walbro.com
Tue Mar 26 15:53:02 CET 2019

> > A request has come in to allow the user to right-click on the scroll buttons,
> which would then open a popup menu of all open tab names which they can
> select from, and then I could just set the selected tab as the currentIndex().
> But I don't see anything on https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtabwidget.html that talks
> about those scroll buttons beyond just the usesScrollButtons property. So
> I'm not sure how to specifically trigger off from a right click on the scroll
> arrows themselves...
> >
> What will that pop-up menu look like if there are 100 tabs open.

I 100% agree with where you're headed with that question. I don't like this
idea for a multitude of reasons: 
- the tabs tend to have long filenames, so not the sort of thing that fits nicely in 
  a popup, even if there aren't many of them
- the quantity issue you brought up
- I don't think many people would expect that you could right-click on one of
  those buttons to bring up a contextual menu from a UI design perspective

That being said, right now the request is the request so even though I've raised
my objections to it, I'm still tasked with fulfilling it at this point...


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