Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Tabbed browsing is pretty much the norm by now, with even someone like me (who disliked it vehemently for a long time) finally giving in and start using tabbed browsing (thanks to Chrome, by the way). Well, apparently, Mozilla thinks its time to move on. They believe tabbed browsing has become obsolete, and are asking users to come up with a better alternative.
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RE: Opera's Windows Panel
by cb_osn on Tue 19th May 2009 21:19 UTC in reply to "Opera's Windows Panel"
cb_osn
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2006-02-26

See this article for a screenshot of this Opera feature:

http://cybernetnews.com/2007/05/25/opera-tip-moving-tabs-around-wit...

That's exactly what I want my web browser to not look like. If Firefox starts heading in that direction, Chrome will become my default browser.

We don't need better tab management. We need something that fits between tabs and bookmarks. I imagine that most of the people that have dozens or hundreds of tabs open do so because they've come across content that they want to read later-- but they only want to read it once. It doesn't make sense to store a "permanent" bookmark that you'll have to categorize and then go back and delete at some time in the future.

I don't know what the answer is, but anything that involves more widgets and panels and less screen real estate for content is a failure. And if it has the bonus of including a hierarchical tree view, it's a double failure.

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