I want offer Tabbed variant of NB for Math
Steps to Reproduce:
1. See mockup from attach
We don't have Tabbed NB for Math
We have Tabbed NB for Math
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Tab bar Math mockup
With MUFFIN "Tabbed" mode Notebook Bar being allowed out of experimental at 6.2, it probably is appropriate to create a non-menu based UI for the sm module.
But the sm GUI is still in need of considerable rework, e.g. bug 114395, and not clear source for the current Elements frame can be adopted without major refactoring to render correctly as .UI outside its existing UI frame.
So, while I support the requirement--I think the effort should not be rushed and should be part of a more intentional redesign of the Math formula editor. One could argue that before a MUFFIN Notebook Bar implementation--a Sidebar Deck implementation for the Formula editor is a higher UI priority.
The idea of splitting the features dropdown into single widgets sounds tempting but likely fails. Guess the left bar is one monolithic piece of code, and actually something has to happen on click at expand (missing in the mockup).
Furthermore, Math is a kind of expert tool and those experienced users prefer direct input which is done on the bottom of the UI. My take is WFM without NB.
This is more an design decision than something else. From my point of view Math is an specific application with not that much functions so there is no need of mide functionality in an tabbed notebookbar and move all the sidebar items into an notebookbar didn't improve the user experience that much.
So I see the only benefit in have an unified UI. (I would go with WFM)
There seems to be agreement to not have a dedicated NB for Math. So let's resolve this issue.