Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 15:03 UTC, submitted by Governa
Internet & Networking The Shiira Project has announced the release of latest version of their Mac OS X Web browser, Shiira 2.0. Shiira is a web browser based on Web Kit and written in Cocoa. The goal of the Shiira Project is to create a browser that is better and more useful than Safari. All source code used in this software is publicly available. One of the features of Shiira is Tab Expose. Tab Expose shows all open tabs the same way that Expose shows all open windows (similar to IE7). Shiira 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4.
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RE: Browser makers please listen!
by MikeGA on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 15:58 UTC in reply to "Browser makers please listen!"
MikeGA
Member since:
2005-07-22

I understand the desire to block the more intrusive adverts such as popups, but surely many websites rely on adverts for their income. It just doesn't seem quite fair to simply block out any adverts.

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cujo Member since:
2005-07-06

That's the thing though. I don't mind adverts. I mind things that move on webpages. If you have an add that moves, I have a hard time reading your content.

Ad-block+ is so nice because I can block just those moving ones as they show up on a page. That way I don't have to set some generic rule to block everything and hope it doesn't block the good stuff.

In fact, I'd say the most popular way to block stuff in safari is to use someone' generic style sheet that just blocks all sorts of stuff and the user has no idea what. I'd say that probably does more of what you're talking about than just using adblock to spontaneously block espns stupid "motion" crap that starts when I visit their page. Or their scrolling score board. Or their every changing "highlight" stories. You see the pattern here.

Just to be clear, I am not for blocking all ads. Just ones that keep me from being able to read.

Actually, if web site owners used just a little discretion of which ads they allow, this wouldn't even be an issue.

Edited 2007-04-23 16:07 UTC

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ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

I block any animated ad. If websites can't survive without them then let them die, and that includes OSNews.

I'm trying Shiira again now (I left last time for safari adblock), if I like this tab expose enough I might just live with the ads.
Course, when I no longer have a university pipe to download through I might hate ads a bit more!

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