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.
Thread beginning with comment 438205
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Comment by RichterKuato
by pandronic on Wed 25th Aug 2010 20:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by RichterKuato"
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

On the other hand, what you lose in performance you gain in customization and extensibility.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

I guess, but if I had the choice, I'd rather have performance. At least until I could figure out how to program with XUL and Javascript.

Reply Parent Score: 2

pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

For pure performance there is Chrome, although, IMO, Firefox is fast enough at the moment.

At least until I could figure out how to program with XUL and Javascript.


It's very easy and well documented. If you know HTML and JS you are half way there.

Reply Parent Score: 2

Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

What kind of practical flexibility is really gained by XUL? Are there other browsers/ plugins for firefox out there that are just XUL GUI differences? How popular are they?

Reply Parent Score: 2

pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

The fact that you can tweak the interface more easily, hence the huge number of addons. Yes, there are lots of addons that change the default way Firefox looks and behaves.

Reply Parent Score: 2

Novan_Leon Member since:
2005-12-07

A key advantage to XUL is the ability to provide a standardized user interface across platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac) with minimal effort.

Reply Parent Score: 1