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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RE[2]: Comment by _xmv
by qortra on Wed 25th Aug 2010 20:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by _xmv"
qortra
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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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RE[3]: Comment by _xmv
by rebus on Fri 27th Aug 2010 13:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by _xmv"
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2009-10-25

The thing uses new HTML5 functionality, it is nothing that big and complex.
Stuff like that is now possible, so why not? I for one will use it.

Edited 2010-08-27 13:34 UTC

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