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.

#53 Tab groups append vs replace.

by orev

Friday August 29th, 2003 9:03 AM

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I for one HATE the tab group replace functionality, but I'm curious what the valid arguments are FOR it. I can come up with a list of reasons for append, but only 1 silly one for replace. Please let me know if there are better reasons for replacing.

APPEND: -. You can load groups of slow sites in the background while you're finishing up with the current sites -. You can leave yourself logged in to webmail or some work-related sites in 1 tab, while browsing other groups -. You can collect articles in tabs to look through "later"

REPLACE: -. It keeps my window tidy

I really don't think the replace arguments outweigh the append arguments, but please let me know if there's something I've missed.

PS: Sure, there are other ways to accomplish what appending does, but tabs are already a "luxury" item. The whole point of them is to be decadent with the number of pages you have open.