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[6]: Comment by ichi
by ichi on Tue 19th May 2009 22:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by ichi"
ichi
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It seemed to me that what you described in your first post was pretty much exactly what MDI offers. You haven't explained how "your way" actually differs from the Opera way. I'm curious to see how you'd improve it.


Well, I talked about virtual desktops to arrange sets of web pages (wouldn't fit a browser but something like that, if you use virtual desktops you know what I mean) and an expose-like method to keep stuff easily at hand.

I haven't used Opera for Mac OS X, but I was under the impression that it lacked MDI and just worked like other tabbed browsers?


Neither have I, no idea about that.

Of course Opera for Linux keeps the Windows style MDI (more or less), it's not like there are standard Linux UI guidelines to comply with.


Not being able to roll up windows, drag and resize them from anywhere besides the title bar (thus not allowing to remove the window decoration and get some extra space), work with an active window without automatically getting it raised it to the top... basically everything that makes the Windows UI utterly clunky and awkward (IMO).

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