Mozilla 1.5 Beta Released

Wednesday August 27th, 2003 has just released Mozilla 1.5 Beta. Amongst the usual improvements, there's a range of Mail & Newsgroups enhancements and a major ChatZilla update. This is also the first milestone to include a spellchecker. Grab a build from the Releases Page (or direct from and check out the Mozilla 1.5 Beta Release Notes for more information.

#51 Re: Re: Problematic behavior with tab groups

by mwood

Friday August 29th, 2003 8:29 AM

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"I always thought that the old behavior of "adding" tabs was annoying, because one often ended up with an enourmous amount of tabs; and why open new tabs when one is not done with the previous ones?"

Because one knows that it's going to take forever for those new tabs to fill? At home, on dialup, I scan CNN's front page and open tabs for each of the interesting stories, then read them and close their tabs as they fill. It's way more efficient for me than back-arrowing to the front page, waiting for another story to fill, etc. and I don't get lost in a twisty maze of links and forget about stories that I wanted to read.

"The cost-benefit (on average) is that it is better to open a new window for new-added tabs than to deal with many-many tabs in one window per default."

For you, perhaps. Not for me. I welcomed tabs because I hate flipping windows and figured I would never again have to deal with multiple browser windows. I guess it depends on your favorite window manager and how you have it configured.