What happens when you open a link that returns a file in a new tab is confusing.
Submitted by Que Quotion
First, I clicked on a link that I was not suspecting would start a download; the link for updated kusaba source code at the top of this page: http://kusabax.cultnet.net/sup/res/58025.html
I expected it would would lead to a webpage or directory, so I opened it in a new tab. but it returned a zip file. Then the new tab evaporated and a download status bar popped up.
The status bar was not helpful because I tend to ignore flashy things in this area (underbar advertisements). It occured to me that an about:downloads tab would hold my attention better and allow me to switch between browsing and checking on downloads with less eye and mouse movement (across the tab bar, not down from where ever to the status bar). The over all progress could be shown under the tab, just like other tabs, but this would have the disadvantage of not seeing webpages and individual download's progress simultaneously.
Maybe it's just me. I do like a tab-centric interface: no sidebars, no status bars, no seeking to be done more than 15% outside the width of the tool bar... etc. I'm also strict about screen real-estate; epiphany's download status bar is quite large and finding a more compact means of making this information available would be nice.
Version: 3.16.x (obsolete)