Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 4th Jun 2009 22:34 UTC
Opera Software Opera have announced the release of Opera 10 beta. New engine, new features, but I'm more concerned about where Opera 10 fits into Opera's history, and certainly their future. Opera have never made any massive strides in marketshare and is Opera 10 really going to change any of that? Read More to find out.
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Tab previews
by s-peter on Fri 5th Jun 2009 00:17 UTC
s-peter
Member since:
2006-01-29

I think tab preview is a pretty neat idea, but I agree that it takes up too much vertical screen space, which tends to be scarce on wide screens. So it would be best if it could be moved to the side from the top. It would make more sense to me than sidebars with bookmarks or recently visited pages.

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RE: Tab previews
by patrix on Fri 5th Jun 2009 02:37 in reply to "Tab previews"
patrix Member since:
2006-05-21

It's one of the things I really like about OmniWeb, a Mac-Only (used to be NeXTSTEP-only) web browser that has a lot of interesting features.

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RE: Tab previews
by Dave_K on Fri 5th Jun 2009 10:15 in reply to "Tab previews"
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

I think tab preview is a pretty neat idea, but I agree that it takes up too much vertical screen space, which tends to be scarce on wide screens. So it would be best if it could be moved to the side from the top.


I agree completely, I find that even a conventional tab bar uses too much vertical space on smaller screens.

You can move the tab bar to the side of the screen, but for some reason tab thumbnails aren't supported in that mode. Hopefully this will be changed for the full release; it's ridiculous to lose functionality just because the toolbar is in a different location.

It would make more sense to me than sidebars with bookmarks or recently visited pages.


Opera has a windows panel for the sidebar that's one of my favourite features. To me it makes sense to integrate tab management into the sidebar, it offers a lot more versatility, especially as the sidebar can easily be resized and hidden when not needed. I don't see why they couldn't implement a thumbnail view in that too.

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RE[2]: Tab previews
by tertiary_adjunct on Fri 5th Jun 2009 19:36 in reply to "RE: Tab previews"
tertiary_adjunct Member since:
2006-01-15

You don't have to expand the tab bar to see previews of all of the tabs on Opera 10. You can simply mouseover a tab to get a preview. It doesn't eat into the vertical screen real estate. You don't have to expand the tab bar to see previews of all of the tabs.

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