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 ichi
by ichi on Tue 19th May 2009 12:12 UTC
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

My issue with tabs is the same issue I have with taskbars: the moment you have enough instances to need such thing, it's become cluttered enough to defeat it's purpose as a fast method for switching apps/pages.

I use virtual desktops to group apps, and maybe "expose" if things get really dirty, so my first idea would be trying to adapt both of those things to the browser.

Also I wouldn't mind being able to "split" the browser to show any number of web pages at the same time, with the ability to organize them in frames, overlap them or scale any of them independently of the others.

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RE: Comment by ichi
by Dave_K on Tue 19th May 2009 13:23 in reply to "Comment by ichi"
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

Also I wouldn't mind being able to "split" the browser to show any number of web pages at the same time, with the ability to organize them in frames, overlap them or scale any of them independently of the others.


In other words an MDI interface. See Opera on Windows/Linux for an example.

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RE[2]: Comment by ichi
by ichi on Tue 19th May 2009 14:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by ichi"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Kinda, but it still lacks a proper way to handle a huge amount of tabs, MDI or not.

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