Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 19:14 UTC
Internet Explorer After several months and preview releases, Microsoft has finally lifted the curtain for the Windows Explorer 9 beta release. Internet Explorer 9 is Microsoft's attempt at not just catching up to the competition, but at actually surpassing them. Since enough sites will be focusing on just how many nanoseconds faster or slower the beta is compared to the competition, I'll talk a little about the new minimalist interface.
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RE[2]: Comment by orestes
by smitty on Thu 16th Sep 2010 05:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
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Why using lots of tabs ? A typical example for me is news websites. You open the home page, you wheel-click all news that are of interest for opening them as tabs in the background. Then you read each one, and close the tab thereafer. This way, by a look at your tab bar, you know what remains to be read, and once you close your last tab you know you're done. I find it more comfortable than going back and forth between content pages and the home page, personally.

Yeah, I have 3 uses for my many-tabs approach. The first is just what you said, opening up all interesting looking stories at once and going through them. Second, you can keep open quite a few comment threads, bug reports, and other stuff you want to keep an eye on for a while without fogetting. And third, and probably most wasteful, you can use them instead of bookmarks. So I've got the core sites i always visit permanently on the left side of my tabs, and firefox is set to remember them when it closes and automatically restore when i open. I suppose i could do the same by just placing them in a bookmark list, but i find it more convenient to just know they're always there and always positioned at the beginning of my tabs list like that.

Chrome is an awesome browser when i just want to open a site or two quickly and then exit, but I'm completely addicted to my many-tabs approach, and haven't found any browser other than Firefox that's able to handle the workload i throw at it.

Edited 2010-09-16 06:00 UTC

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