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New Tab Browser in Nightly Builds

Thursday September 27th, 2001

Doron Rosenberg writes: "New nightlies now have a tabbed browsing feature! Hit ctrl-t to open new tabs. His Hyattness recently checked it in, and has fixed most of the bugs over the past few days. Please file any bugs to the XPToolkit component.

Also, Dan Parent from OEone noticed that typing chrome://messenger/content/messenger.xul in a tab loads mailnews into the tab! Same with Chatzilla (chrome://chatzilla/content/chatzilla.xul )."


#37 Re: This is Wonderful!

by zeevon

Saturday September 29th, 2001 5:35 AM

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Damn - should have read the above "No HTML is allowed in your text" message before hitting submit. Here is the message again, formatted properly for your viewing pleasure:

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I love this feature! If only I could configure Moz to open a new tab instead of a new window when some random site wants to open one for me. It's also useful if I want to post a link on a message board (such as this one) but I can't remember the URL off-hand. I can open a new tab and go to a bookmarked page without losing my other page. Even if opening a new browser window was just as fast as opening a new tab, switching between tabs is a lot less confusing then switching between multiple windows (windows on top hide the title bars of windows below, etc).

I know a lot of people on this board are complaning, but many non-technical people that I know (girlfriend, relatives, etc) that are currently using Netscape 6.1 were very impressed by this feature. They were all eager to know if this would be included in Netscape 6.2.

As for the fear of adding such a large feature so close to 1.0, I can only remark that I haven't had Moz crash on me since I started using this (and I use it everytime I browse). Of course, my own personal experience can't be extrapolated to represent everyone else's - I just want to note that I have found this to be stable.