Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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RE: Tabs on top
by lemur2 on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 23:05 UTC in reply to "Tabs on top"
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I switched to Chrome as soon as they released the Linux beta for one reason: It puts the tabs on top (as in, they can be accessed with the mouse at the top of the screen). This is a huge usability advantage as shown by Fitt's law. I never really noticed a difference in speed or anything else. Yes, I know there is an extension to do this in Firefox, but it is slow and interacts poorly with window managers. If Firefox gets real support for this, then I will definitely switch back.


Firefox 4 puts tabs on top by default (it can be changed back if you like). Firefox 4's Jaegermonkey javascript engine will just about match Chrome's V8 javascript engine, and Firefox 4 will support hardware accelerated page rendering and compositing, which will outperform Chrome's rendering speeds by many times over.

Firefox 4 should match Chrome for usability, and beat it handily for overall speed.

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