I have become accustomed to Manager developers implementing great ideas. The recent email from Manager.io mentioned “automatically disable unused functional tabs”. I think this, too, is a great idea. A user can enable all the tabs he/she thinks he/she might use. Then, without the user needing to do some kind of analysis to check which tabs he/she is actually using, Manager can remove the clutter.
Might be that the real problem is to give the user more awareness and control. The user needs to know that the tabs will be disabled. And the user needs to be able to control whether this will happen or not.
Some ways to implement might be having a button so the user requests deleting unused tabs every time. Or maybe the deletion needs to be with a popup that gives a choice to delete unused tabs or cancel.
I am almost certain that Manager developers would implement in a much better way than I described in the preceding paragraph. I think we would want something better than the popup I mentioned. We could be annoyed at a popup that we have to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ all the time.
In any case, I’m thinking we could revisit the idea: Manager can identify and help the user deactivate unused tabs.