Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Feb 2011 19:53 UTC
Internet Explorer After an already long development path, Microsoft has just released the release candidate for Internet Explorer 9, their attempt at turning the tide. They've looked at an impressive 17000 pieces of feedback for the release candidate, and they made lots of changes.
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Tabbar history lesson ;)
by plague on Thu 10th Feb 2011 23:35 UTC
plague
Member since:
2006-05-08

Sadly, you can't place these tabs atop the address bar where it belongs according to the Gospel Of Chrome (the One True browser interface).

You do know that Opera placed the tabs atop the address bar waaaay earlier than Google Chrome?
They introduced tabs in version 4.0, released June 2000:
http://files.myopera.com/Vectronic/OperaVersions/Opera4.02.png
Here, the tabs are on top, and the address bar is at the bottom of the page, but I do believe it could be moved to the top of the page in the preferences.
But even if it couldn't, the addressbar was placed at the top of the page, right below the tabs, in version 5.0, released December 2000:
http://files.myopera.com/Vectronic/OperaVersions/Opera5.02.png

No biggie, but credit where credit is due.. ;)

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RE: Tabbar history lesson ;)
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th Feb 2011 23:44 in reply to "Tabbar history lesson ;)"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes, but that wasn't the default. I used Opera in those days, and iirc, you could MOVE them there, but it wasn't the default.

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Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

I've been using Opera since 9.24, released about a year before the first release Chrome, and the tabs were definitely on top by default.

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

They were above the address bar originally. If I remember correctly, you couldn't move them UNDER the bar (less you had it at the bottom of the screen)

But, that was a long time ago.

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RE[2]: Tabbar history lesson ;)
by plague on Fri 11th Feb 2011 17:10 in reply to "RE: Tabbar history lesson ;)"
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

Well I can't say for absolute certain how Operas tabbbar was placed by default in version 4/5 as I only started using Opera at version 7, but that version most definitely had the tabbar placed above the addressbar, by default. Just like Chrome, only waaay earlier still (January 2003). ;)

Granted, Chrome was first to successfully remove the menus and move the tabs into the titlebar. But that's another thing entirely.

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