Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 19:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Today, Mozilla released the fourth beta of Firefox 4.0. After a period of what I would call stagnation, the Mozilla team are back on track with delivering interesting UI concepts. They were sensible enough to copy Chrome's excellent tabs-on-top UI, but have now also added something called Panorama, a new and very interesting way of managing your open tabs.
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Poor window management
by drcouzelis on Wed 25th Aug 2010 20:11 UTC
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2010-01-11

I tried this feature out on Linux. When I first used it I was very impressed. But then I realized that, in my opinion, it's kind of a bad solution to the problem of poor window management. The same thing can be said about web browser tabs in general.

In my opinion, good window management and tab management should be part of the window manager. If any application thinks it has to implement tabs or any sort of MDI to be good, then the window manager has failed.

Also, if the problem is that nobody wants to open a new web browser window because doing so would be too slow, then that's another issue.

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