Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Mar 2010 13:12 UTC, submitted by Infamy
BeOS & Derivatives BeOS came with a relatively straightforward browser called NetPositive, or Net+ in shorthand. Especially by today's standards, it can hardly do anything more complicated than rendering basic HTML, so it isn't of much use. Luckily, Haiku has a successor now, born out of the HaikuLauncher conceptbrowser we talked about earlier: WebPositive.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 4th Mar 2010 14:31 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

This’ll make or break Haiku. People will be drawn to the platform because the web will work as well as anywhere else, and stay for the native apps.

I would love to see something a bit more radical as far as browser layout though. I feel the browser tabs, location and buttons should go on the _bottom_ of the window. I always thought this was a more natural, obvious place for navigation as it moves content closer to the top of the page, and the location bar also works as a status bar, telling you the current location. I also find it easier to look at the bottom of the screen, below the reading line, than at the top of the screen which is further away.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by cb88 on Thu 4th Mar 2010 15:25 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

Or better yet make the tabs "panel" dragable around the window just like the haiku menu

I can see how people can be comfortable with different layouts (or full on shortcut keys in the cause of some) I think that sort of configurability is what is really needed not fancy themes like seems to be the trend (seen firefox 3.6 anyone)

Edited 2010-03-04 15:27 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 4th Mar 2010 16:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Or better yet make the tabs "panel" dragable around the window just like the haiku menu


Somewhat OT: there was an old (R4, I think) app for BeOS called ActiveApp, it more-or-less did what you described in an application-agnostic way. It was a free-floating vertical tab bar, listing all of the child windows for the currently-active application - clicking one of the tabs/buttons would bring that window to the front.

Sadly, all of the download links seem to be dead so I never got a chance to try it in Haiku.

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