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Safari 4’s Top Tabs


P.S. I included the third option because, based on what I've seen and heard, I suspect it will be the most popular choice.

5 Responses to "Safari 4’s Top Tabs"

  1. Other: I much prefer the idea of tabs on top over the old tab implementation, so I won't vote for #3, but I'm definitely not happy with some of the details of how they're implemented right now.

    I think John Gruber summed up the problems pretty well in his blog post a few weeks ago.

    The screwed up window gradients, stupid-looking move handles, tiny drop area for turning URLs into new tabs, the extreme width of tabs, and the click-to-focus issues are among my top complaints.

  2. Tim speaks for me, too.

  3. I really liked the new tabs, but then Safari 4 went *really* unstable, so I uninstalled it. I definitely liked the speed though.

  4. It's a terrible UI, because it means that a title bar is no longer a title bar. I didn't mind the previous implementation - it's just like every other tabbed browser out there, so I don't get the complaints there - but a title bar should be a title bar should be a title bar.

  5. Well, everyone who bitched about them can be happy now, they've been dropped.

    Personally I grew to love them, and there doesn't seem to be any way to bring them back. And for me "a title bar should be a title bar should be a title bar" wasn't a problem: you just hover over the tab to see the title. The extra screen real estate for me was the bonus, even on a 24" 1920x1200 monitor; for me it's a great shame it's gone.