Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Tabbed browsing is pretty much the norm by now, with even someone like me (who disliked it vehemently for a long time) finally giving in and start using tabbed browsing (thanks to Chrome, by the way). Well, apparently, Mozilla thinks its time to move on. They believe tabbed browsing has become obsolete, and are asking users to come up with a better alternative.
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Comment by dswain
by dswain on Tue 19th May 2009 01:59 UTC
dswain
Member since:
2005-07-03

I'm kind of surprised to hear this. While I can see that the interface style is probably getting old and there are probably better alternatives, I don't think I've ever had more than 10 tabs open at any time. How much information can a person really take in at once and how much info is required to be shared across multiple sites at once (on the user level, at least)? It seems like it's a bit overkill to have this much going on at once.

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RE: Comment by dswain
by Auxx on Tue 19th May 2009 05:46 in reply to "Comment by dswain"
Auxx Member since:
2007-04-05

I know a lot of people who has 50+ tabs opened at once. I personally don't think this comfortable, but they are fine with that.

And yes, they use Opera. Firefox will just die in pain with such amount of tabs ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by dswain
by lmartin92 on Tue 19th May 2009 11:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by dswain"
lmartin92 Member since:
2009-05-19

I know a lot of people who has 50+ tabs opened at once. I personally don't think this comfortable, but they are fine with that.

And yes, they use Opera. Firefox will just die in pain with such amount of tabs ;)


Not true ^^. I have 100+ tabs open in Firefox and experience no slowdown whatsoever.

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RE: Comment by dswain
by Sabon on Tue 19th May 2009 18:03 in reply to "Comment by dswain"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

I use Safari on a Mac and have Groups where I have multiple websites in each group. I can then click on the group and it automatically opens up a tab for each item in that group. I have about 8 groups.

I have a group for news, and different groups for different variations of technology that fits together for me. And I have a group for car news.

The reason I do this is so that I don't always have to wait for the web pages to open. This way I wait a little longer and all of them open. As I finish reading one I hit Command-W and it closes that tab and the next tab is now the active tab and I read that website and so on.

It works great and is a lot more enjoyable than having one tab open where I have to do multiple clicks to go to the next website.

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RE[2]: Comment by dswain
by Fergy on Thu 21st May 2009 07:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by dswain"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

That's exactly how I browse. It works most of the time but breaks down when I want to read it later. Then I have to either bookmark it(and probably forget it) or put it in the read later window.

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