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[3]: Comment by Kroc
by kvarbanov on Thu 26th Aug 2010 11:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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I had already read that entire list. I’m talking about bugs that were filed in 2001, 2003 and the like. Maddening, infuriating, needless bugs that refuse to get fixed because of a priority on shiny things.

This is how the things work - those shiny features are more compelling to the end user, rather than the old CSS bugs, which only a developer can notice. The Panorama feature is kinda useless to me, as I'm already using FoxTab, which is much more intuitive and easy to work with. Honestly, I don't care if Thom doesn't like Firefox or having multiple tabs opened, but believe me, there are situations where you need to open 'something', read it later, or use 5-10 web apps at the same time. I'm not going to try the beta, at least not on Linux, because the default theme is still not done, it doesn't support the tabs on top, it doesn't have the ribbon button, all of my current Addons don't work with the latest beta, my favorite autocompletion of URL is not likely to be included at all, but most importantly - the new JS engines are not integrated. I'm going to use the official 4 version few months after they declare GA, otherwise it's just useless.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by phoenix on Thu 26th Aug 2010 15:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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Linux version of Firefox 4.0 beta has supported tabs on top since beta 2 or beta 3. However, it still doesn't let you hide the menu bar without using an extension. ;)

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