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Re: webapps and the sound menu


On 12/12/2012 03:03 PM, Arian van Gend wrote:
> It seems like such an edge case.

I'm not sure it is. Lots of people open a new tab for every new thought
with no thought of "do i already have youtube open?" why would they when
it's so much cheaper to make a new one than search. This also results in
a feedback loop, the more you do it the harder it is to find your old
tab! Sometimes I find myself with 3 of the same video open because I
wanted to watch it again. I've seen all sorts of people do this.
Homeless dude's in the library, my mom, my brother, teachers.

> Could we maybe group the players with the same name, and toggle
> through them with a click on an arrow icon left and right?

I'd had this thought. Seems like a fine way of clearing the UI but a
little inelegant. Not necessarily for or against, it just seems like
there might be a less obvious solution that works better.

Here's another relevant question that I think we should keep in mind
when trying to answer this design question (any design question really):
does youtube even fit in the sound menu? is it shoehorned in?

> Another thing I could think up is to show screenshots of the
> same-named webapp in a 2 x 2 grid, in which you can highlight one
> entry by clicking it, and have the controls in the bottom work on that
> selection?
> On 12 December 2012 17:26, Alex Launi <alex.launi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:alex.launi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     Hello, we on the webapps team are looking for design input with
>     respect
>     to the sound menu. We'd like a more elegant solution for dealing with
>     multiple players, for instance having 4 or 5 youtube tabs open at a
>     time. The current spec (not actually implemented) says to just have
>     multiple players appear as new entries in the sound menu. This
>     will work
>     but just seems like it could rapidly grow out of control with, as I
>     said, 4 or 5 tabs open. This case seems unique to webapps, most
>     desktop
>     players are single instance. Does anyone have any suggestions for how
>     the sound menu could be modified, or how we should approach this?
>     Thanks!!
>     Alex Launi
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