Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 21:07 UTC, submitted by Liquidator
Opera Software Opera have announced the general availability of Opera 10 beta. Opera 10 includes an improved rendering engine Presto v2.2. The beta adds a new default skin and a couple of new features, notably "Turbo", a proxy compressor for dial-up users, and tab previews. The result? Complete fail. Read More for why and a quick screenshot tour. addendum: As an apology to the community for the reckless and inadequate review I will be doing it again, properly, taking into consideration your fine comments.
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And a small hint
by Glynser on Thu 4th Jun 2009 06:56 UTC
Glynser
Member since:
2007-11-29

In Opera, you can put your tab bar on the side, which is the best thing someone can do if forced to use a widescreen. No need to complain about lost vertical space.

Try that in Firefox!

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RE: And a small hint
by mightshade on Thu 4th Jun 2009 07:40 in reply to "And a small hint"
mightshade Member since:
2008-11-20

In Opera, you can put your tab bar on the side,(...)
Try that in Firefox!

The Tab Sidebar extension does that. It also features tab preview thumbnails already. Unfortunately, it seems it hasn't been updated for a year.

[Edit]
There's also a couple of similar ones. Tree Style Tab, Vertigo, Tab Kit, ...

Edited 2009-06-04 07:47 UTC

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RE[2]: And a small hint
by Glynser on Thu 4th Jun 2009 08:13 in reply to "RE: And a small hint"
Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

Yes, but I think customizing the UI should be possible in the 'stock' version as well. It's nice to have loads of extensions, but I'm glad that Opera has most of the really useful features built-in.

Also, I'd really expect reinstalling Firefox on a new machine to be a total nightmare, if you have to re-download your 35 extensions again.

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