Overall, I’m a big fan of this. I think it looks very nice, and it reduces some unnecessary clicks.
However, there is one thing I have a huge issue with, the “open in new tab” functionality isn’t very useful to me, as it counters what the standard right-click and “open link in new tab” should really be. I was really excited when I saw this was added, until I saw how it actually functions…
On the new menu, clicking just adds a new tab where you view the task in focus mode. Perhaps some people really wanted that, but for me what was very important was that right click open link in new tab opened a new tab that took me to that task within the project it belongs to. I need that extra information.
For example, let’s say I’m in my “My Tasks” and I have 10 tasks due today. First, I want to prioritize them.
Then: I would right click on each task and open in new tab, because I want to see the due dates for the other tasks on the project, see other project data, etc. Doing that would allow me to have a tab to show me each of those projects so I can easily view the other tasks for that project’s workflow.
Now: it just gives me a new tab with the task in focus mode. If I click on the “background” sides around the task pane (which would close the detail view and put me back to the project’s task list), it just takes me back to my tasks (or whatever location I last was when I selected the new tab option). I have no option to make it work how I used to, which throws off my workflow and slows me down significantly.
My ask is that the open link in new tab button (which looks great and I support being there) take me to the respective task within the project (functioning exactly how the standard right-click and “open link in new tab” used to) and not just a link to focus mode.