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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RE[3]: Vim window-splits
by Dave_K on Fri 27th Aug 2010 18:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Vim window-splits"
Dave_K
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2005-11-16

Or, you could just split your tabs out into separate windows, and use the window manager to tile them accordingly. ;) You know, using the "window manager" itself to manage your windows.


Maybe I could, if I was using a GUI with a decent window manager. But stuck using MS Windows that isn't an option.

Even with a better window manager, moving tabs between separate windows, then manipulating those windows, adds extra complexity and extra work, slowing down browsing. Sometimes it's better to make aspects of window management a feature of the application, especially when that application is used differently from others.

Window management that works fine for a few open documents or graphics, fails when trying to manage a large number of open web pages. When you're loading groups of bookmarks, opening multiple pages in the background from a single site, flicking through dozens of reviews or listings, and trying to keep it all efficiently managed, I think web browsers need their unique window management features.

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