Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tabs = Windows

Have you ever wanted to look at two tabs in your browser at the same time? As far as I know, FireFox doesn't have any function to "detach" tabs.

If you could detach, resize and reposition browser tabs, they would mimic the function of desktop windows. You could have a "virtual desktop" of sorts running in your browser.

Being able to use tabs as windows would further the dependence of the user experience on any specific OS. I wonder if this is why Microsoft was the last to enable tabbed browsing.

2 comments:

SKG said...

I think MSFT just avoids doing anything for its free software.

fearger said...

firefox has an extension to do this. plus, with tabmix plus, you can have in the context menu an option to open a tab in a new window.