Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Feb 2009 11:47 UTC
Apple A few days ago, Apple surprised everyone by releasing the first beta of Safari 4, the company's latest version of their WebKit browser. While I generally love Safari on the Mac (my browser of choice on that side of the fence), I've never felt as comfortable with it on the Windows side of things. In any case, this latest beta has made a very bold move in the interface department, and I'm sad to say that it's not for the better. Let me explain where it went wrong for Apple.
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by membrain on Sun 1st Mar 2009 03:51 UTC
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Thom, cut these people some slack. Your article is a rant, and after immediately installing it on Win 7 in VBox after reading your.. rant, I don't find it so bad which was also my initial impression just after seeing the screenshot. It's a little confusing first, but they simply did away with extra space that is not needed and I don't think it's practically bad (whether it is a "bad idea".. well, people doing theoretical, not practical usability speak of whether something is a "bad idea". What matters is whether it works or not. Maybe it doesn't for you, but that shouldn't make you post a personal rant as an article on OSNews...)

The one BIG minus is the extra handle for moving tabs. Maybe this will actually kill it for most users who realize that it works like this after all.

Edited 2009-03-01 03:53 UTC

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