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    Default Firefox-like tabs

    I'm trying to build Firefox/Mac OS X-type tabs: Basically, icons along the top of the window with textual labels.

    I used the ConfigDialog example as a starting point. I was unable to find a way to have the icons run across instead of up and down. I changed to a QTableWidget, and was able to get this working. However, I have not been able to figure out how to make the icon in a cell appear above the cell's text instead of to the left of it. I don't want to use two rows because I'm concerned I won't be able to maintain the illusion that only one cell is selected.

    Is QTableWidget the right approach?

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    Default Re: Firefox-like tabs

    How about using QTabWidget (or QTabBar) instead?

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    Default Re: Firefox-like tabs

    I don't think I can hide the tabs and just leave the icon and title bare using Qt's tab controls. I want the icon bar look rather than a tab look. Is that possible? It would sure be a lot less work!

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    Default Re: Firefox-like tabs

    Hi,
    what is different in Firefox tabs?
    I made tab bar with close button using QTabWidget.
    if you think that code will help you then I can send you that code.

    Thanks & Regards
    Rajesh

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    Default Re: Firefox-like tabs

    Are we talking about the tabs that are present in firefox which you add by using "Ctrl+T" shortcut? Or maybe you mean some other tabs which we're not aware of... What do you mean by "icon bar look"? A QToolBar maybe?

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    Default Re: Firefox-like tabs

    You're right, I'm not explaining myself properly. I forgot about Firefox's tabbed browsing! Stupid, because I use that all the time. Although come to think of it, I think Firefox might do different things on different platforms...

    This is what I was talking about:
    http://indiehig.com/wiki/Image:Finder_prefs.png

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    Default Re: Firefox-like tabs

    The simplest way is to go for QToolBar or a QButtonGroup.

    The latter in its basic form will look like in the attachment.
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    Default Re: Firefox-like tabs

    It took me until today to be sure, but it looks like a QToolbar tied to a QActionGroup will do almost exactly what I need.

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