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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RE[3]: Comment by ichi
by Dave_K on Tue 19th May 2009 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ichi"
Dave_K
Member since:
2005-11-16

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


Can you explain what you mean by "a proper way"?

There are ways Opera could be improved, but its handling of large numbers of tabs is far better than any other browser I've seen.

It certainly doesn't have any trouble comfortably dealing with 50-100 open tabs, more than that if you sort them into different windows. Conventional tabbed browsers become a mess with a fraction of that.

When you have such a large number of tabs, the advantages of Opera's Windows Panel over a tab bar become very significant; especially the ability to filter the listed tabs and manipulate them as a group.

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RE[4]: Comment by ichi
by ichi on Tue 19th May 2009 14:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ichi"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Can you explain what you mean by "a proper way"?


Ok, when I said "proper way" I meant "my way", as I explained in the parent post.

No matter what OS you run Opera on, the windows inside the MDI behave as if it was Windows.

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RE[5]: Comment by ichi
by Dave_K on Tue 19th May 2009 15:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ichi"
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

Ok, when I said "proper way" I meant "my way", as I explained in the parent post.


It seemed to me that what you described in your first post was pretty much exactly what MDI offers. You haven't explained how "your way" actually differs from the Opera way. I'm curious to see how you'd improve it.

No matter what OS you run Opera on, the windows inside the MDI behave as if it was Windows.


I haven't used Opera for Mac OS X, but I was under the impression that it lacked MDI and just worked like other tabbed browsers?

Of course Opera for Linux keeps the Windows style MDI (more or less), it's not like there are standard Linux UI guidelines to comply with.

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