The Grumpy Editor's Guide to graphical IRC clients
Posted Jan 16, 2007 18:58 UTC (Tue) by jwb
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to graphical IRC clients
The proliferation of tabbed UIs is disturbing. Tabs are not some kind of magical usability panacea. In fact they are usually harmful, as they circumvent the usual window management paradigm. I really wish they would make the GAIM tabbed windows not be the default because, as you correctly point out, it can be quite annoying to have to poll the tabs for updates and very easy to miss the silent insertion of a new tab.
Same goes for all the other tabbed UIs in this article.
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