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: Tabs on Top
by phoenix on Thu 26th Aug 2010 18:28 UTC in reply to "Tabs on Top"
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I always thought Firefox did things the right way.
Tabs organize content, and browser controls are separate from content, so tabs should contain only the content and not controls.

So, the URL of the current website is not part of the content for that website?

If you change the content of the tab (click a link, for example), you also want content outside of that tab to change (the controls)? How is that logical?

The address bar is part of the content of the tab and controls the content of the tab, thus it should be part of the tab.

The menu bar is a global thing that affects all parts of the app, thus it should be outside of the tabs.

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RE[2]: Tabs on Top
by Drumhellar on Sat 28th Aug 2010 01:09 in reply to "RE: Tabs on Top"
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While I don't consider the URL as part of content (kinda like a book's dewey decimal number), it's a moot point. Putting the tabs above or below the URL and browser buttons is completely arbitrary, and there is no right or wrong answer.

For me, it just feels like the tab bar belongs below. Luckily, it's configurable in Firefox.
Problem solved.

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