Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Feb 2009 11:47 UTC
Apple A few days ago, Apple surprised everyone by releasing the first beta of Safari 4, the company's latest version of their WebKit browser. While I generally love Safari on the Mac (my browser of choice on that side of the fence), I've never felt as comfortable with it on the Windows side of things. In any case, this latest beta has made a very bold move in the interface department, and I'm sad to say that it's not for the better. Let me explain where it went wrong for Apple.
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Comment by Diablo
by Diablo on Sat 28th Feb 2009 11:56 UTC
Diablo
Member since:
2005-07-06

But you can move tabs back to the bottom, which I did the second day of using Safari 4 ;)

Edited 2009-02-28 11:57 UTC

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RE: Comment by Diablo
by turrini on Sat 28th Feb 2009 12:10 in reply to "Comment by Diablo"
turrini Member since:
2006-10-31

"But" the default joe user doesn't know that and many joes can't achieve that.

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RE[2]: Comment by Diablo
by detto on Sat 28th Feb 2009 15:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by Diablo"
detto Member since:
2007-11-25

Then again the default Joe gives a crap about a perfect UI, which is quite a subjective topic nevertheless.

Article btw reads like a rant.

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RE: Comment by Diablo
by Liquidator on Sat 28th Feb 2009 15:42 in reply to "Comment by Diablo"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Could you explain how to do it in details please?

I welcome the native Windows look and feel, especially on Vista. It looks nice.

But I also find the tabs on the title bar ridiculous. They should have left a small space for the title bar, like on Chrome.

And the "Close tab" button is on the left of the tab, even on the Windows platform, which is not done properly. On Windows, close buttons are on the upper-right corner.

The very wide tabs are really strange. They remind me the old Gnome taskbar (which was fixed later on). I'm surprised by so many GUI mistakes from a company like Apple.

And there is no status bar. I hope they fix these for the next version. If they do, Safari will be a nice little browser for Windows.

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RE[2]: Comment by Diablo
by aesiamun on Sun 1st Mar 2009 02:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by Diablo"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't know how to do it in windows, but in Mac OS X:

Open Terminal.app
paste this:
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool NO

Restart Safari.

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