Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 24th Feb 2009 14:55 UTC
Apple Apple released the Safari 4 Beta today. Features: Tabs on top. "Top Sites" 'Speed Dial' feature. "Smart" address/search fields. HTML5 Canvas. HTML5 Audio/Video (though no Ogg). Acid 3. CSS Animation/Gradients/Masks/Reflection. CSS Web Fonts. New "Nitro" Javascript engine - "Up to 4 times faster than Firefox 3.1". 'Native' look and native font rendering on Windows Vista/XP. I can think of only one thing: "Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!"
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RE: WTH?
by rajan r on Tue 24th Feb 2009 18:05 UTC in reply to "WTH?"
rajan r
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BTW, I just noticed the tabs on the top exists for the Windows version as well.

I guess my biggest grouse against tabs on the top is that it blurs the line between title bar and tab. Previously, you can drag any part of the tab to move it around or to create a new window. Now, you can only drag the left-most corner of the tab - dragging the rest of the tab would have the same result as dragging any other title bar.

If Apple really wanted to save screen real estate (*why* stop at Safari?), honestly, I prefer Microsoft's idea of merging the toolbar with the title bar.

The zoom is extremely wonky - for the first few milimetres of the pinch, Safari doesn't react. After that, it drastically zooms in/out - not the gradual zoom I'm accustomed to on Firefox.

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