Reconsider if and when to show a spinner in tabs
The following discussion from !80 (merged) should be addressed:
One thing that’s not nice with this is that the tab resizes when the spinner becomes visible. Also, the labels (“Home”) here still get ellipsized (to “Ho…”, which would be nice during the Christmas season), but not unless I set
width-charsto 5; to reproduce this, I just kept mashing control-t.
Right, I was considering reporting the spinner as a followup issue.
I don't think we need the spinner most of the times. If the loading is fast, there is no need for this flashing spinner. See the behavior of the spinner in the floating status bar.
I've considered removing the tab spinner, but it may be useful in corner cases where loading takes considerable time and the person wants to keep working in another tab while waiting for the loading tab to finish loading. Maybe this is relevant with deep search or slow network mounts.