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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 )."


#6 Re: Oh, great...

by astrosmash

Thursday September 27th, 2001 2:19 PM

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The tabbed browser does need a few things before it's ready for prime-time, like keyboard shortcuts to switch and close tabs (ctrl-tab, and ctrl-f4); you'd probably want to be able to drag a URL onto a tab, and you'd probably want a "Prefer new tabs to new windows" pref as well.

Why not just disable it by default, but allow it to be turned on from within prefs.js. That way, those of us who want to continue to, umm... test this new feature, can do so.