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A better way of dealing with tabs
Posted Dec 17, 2012 14:54 UTC (Mon) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
I use either 'normal' aka: 'tabs on bottom' tabs or tree-style tabs. I typically have 200-odd pages open in 20-something browser windows of between 1 and 30 tabs each. I really miss the xterm feature of giving windows subject names which is what my browser windows actually are (is there a way to do that?). The tear-off tab is what made this way of working nice - before that things would get in the 'wrong' window and it was all crappy.
Will the 'tabs on top' concept break tree-style tabs? If so I am firmly in the 'this is anathema' camp. Presumably not as this 'ere firefox is 15.something and this seems to be a 3.6->4.0 change?. I'm certainly pretty unhappy about having horizontally-arranged tabs move further up the screen -that a load of extra mousing I could do without. However when I look at my browser on my laptop (Iceweasel 10.something, no tree-tabs there) I find it's already like this, and presumably has been for some time. As I had apparently not noticed I guess it's not that bad really, although now I think about it seems a very poor choice.
I suppose this is an interesting case of the natural conservative reaction. I start a moan about how terrible this new thing is, then find out halfway through that I've already had it for months and not even noticed...That must teach me something.
Posted Dec 17, 2012 18:35 UTC (Mon) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
AFAICR tree-style tabs are already "on top" in the sense that "the toolbar and address bar are contained in the container switched by the tabs".
Posted Dec 18, 2012 8:01 UTC (Tue) by micka (subscriber, #38720)
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