Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 19:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Today, Mozilla released the fourth beta of Firefox 4.0. After a period of what I would call stagnation, the Mozilla team are back on track with delivering interesting UI concepts. They were sensible enough to copy Chrome's excellent tabs-on-top UI, but have now also added something called Panorama, a new and very interesting way of managing your open tabs.
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Comment by _xmv
by _xmv on Wed 25th Aug 2010 19:32 UTC
_xmv
Member since:
2008-12-09

i'm using firefox and i don't intend any "chrome switch" as i dont drink no cool aid - well from my point of view.

but I don't like this panorama and a few things like that which i think looks "cool" but dont rly add anything i'd use

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RE: Comment by _xmv
by Tuxie on Wed 25th Aug 2010 19:42 in reply to "Comment by _xmv"
Tuxie Member since:
2009-04-22

Then don't use it! It's not like you're forced to use the panorama view just because it's available.

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RE[2]: Comment by _xmv
by qortra on Wed 25th Aug 2010 20:09 in reply to "RE: Comment by _xmv"
qortra Member since:
2005-10-05

Obviously, we aren't forced to use it. The problem is that we're forced to install it. This was definitely the mentality back in the Mozilla Suite days when Moz was a kitchen sink application, and everything was just a little sluggish and a little bloated.

With Firefox came the notion of minimalism and pushing any extraneous features to the add-on system. This seems like a perfect candidate for the add-on system to me. Heck, why stop with two views? They can have as many different views as they can come up with, but just make them an add-on so we can choose not to have it on our hard drive.

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