Vlad Safari only has swipe left to close, swipe right does nothing. On Orion, both directions close the tab and also require a smaller travel distance before closing, which makes accidental closures much more common. In addition, Safari users can utilize haptic touch to rearrange tabs around the grid. Safari also has additional options when using haptic touch, including copy, add bookmarks, arrange, pin, close, and close other tabs. (Some of these are not features in Orion yet, and should be their own requests).
This request is solely related to the grid view animation and functionality.
- Swiping tabs to the left should be the only direction that closes the tab.
- The gesture should require a greater travel distance before closing, to prevent accidental closure.
- The “close tab” option should be included in the haptic touch action menu when pressing on a tab.