Tabs as page indicator for panels
Tabs would no doubt be so much more clearer to see and use than the existing 'spring' page indicator briefly seen at the bottom of SE 2.0 beta
I think that the main obstacle to tabs bring used was because of the existing Breadcrumb folder path bar. I do think that the Breadcrumb should get reduced in size.
Further to the Breadcrumb reduced in size, it should be ablr to collapse and expand within the tab and when collapsed use 3 horizontal dots '...' which can be clicked on to open it further and enlarge the tab.
Please consider this
This request should be amended.
I now do not think that the Breadcrumb should be on tabs
I now supported an updated Tabs as Panels idea in the form of a 'Smart Breadcrummb' - http://neatbytes.uservoice.com/forums/274528-solid-explorer-2-0/suggestions/8030502-smart-breadcrumb-to-compliment-panels-shown-as-t
So please disregard that particular part of this topic post
Users would be able to drag and drop files/folders between panels by dragging them to the tab to switch to that desired panel (tab). The existing classic SE behaviour of dragging to tje edge of the screen would still persist.
This tabbed interface request is targeted at phone screens in portrait orientation. I also think that there could be an option to use the same tabbed interface in a Landscape/tablet layout too (as an option).
The Breadcrumb path text could become finger draggable (left or right) in so that the text behaves similar to auto-scrolling text... I think that would be awesome too displayed on the tab.