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The demise of tabs on top :-(
Authored by: igamogam on Jun 11, '09 02:03:43PM

Thanks for trying to get the tabs to work properly again.

I hope a simpler solution appears soon as I'm getting fed up of the Google beta. I still prefer Safari but the "ye-olde-worlde" style tabs waste so much screen "real-estate" and the lack of a usable progress bar and stop/reload button is just plain annoying.

The gloating attitude of people/luddites who can't use the tabs on top is pretty daft. I don't know why Apple have decided to take a backward step but personally I'd just like the choice of both (and recover the valuable extra screen space).

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Re: The demise of tabs on top :-(
Authored by: disorganized on Jun 12, '09 07:20:12AM

I prefer the old-style tabs and was happy to see their return. I like to be able to see the full title of a window when I have multiple tabs open without needing to mouse-over or something like that. I don't think it makes me a Luddite for pointing out what I see as a flaw in the tabs-on-top style.

That said, it does seem to be somewhat polarizing. I don't know anyone who simply doesn't care. Probably the ideal solution would be for this to be a user preference... which is what this hint attempts.

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The demise of tabs on top :-(
Authored by: frgough on Jun 12, '09 09:05:02AM

Replacing the window title bar with tabs breaks so many usability conventions, it isn't even funny. It's something a Windows developer would do. Oh, wait. They did. Apple was right to kill it.

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