Microsoft Needs More than Tabbed Browsing for Internet Explorer
Microsoft's Internet Explorer Product Unit Manager Dean Hachamovitch recently confirmed in his weblog that Internet Explorer 7.0 would have tabbed browsing integration, a feature that's also available in Mozilla's Firefox browser. One of the many reasons Firefox has become popular is due to tabbed browsing. It was a different concept that let users open numerous windows in a single parent window. It's useful, it's popular, and it works. But I don't see how this is a major feature in need of promotion. While Hachamovitch didn't intentionally promote it himself, he did confirm it as if this is the next thing in browsers.
I sometimes wonder how many times Microsoft can do a 180 degree turn and still know which direction they're going.
First no IE, now IE7 this year - then no alpha png, now alpha PNG - then "tabs are not that important, users don't want them", now this.
I feel a blank stare coming on! :|Comment by Kroc Camen at May 24, 2005 01:00 PM | Permalink
Since Firefox can do tabbed browsering and open a bookmark url in the sidebar, I really can't understand why it can't split window view.
It's very helpful for comparison.
Currently in buzilla, "70245 Allow splitting of content area (MDI GUI Tiles) in a browser window" is kind of dismiss.Comment by Alex at May 24, 2005 04:48 PM | Permalink
The next thing in 'browsers'? It's pretty standard if every other browser has it. Or just because M$ hasn't done it yet, it's not really standard.
huh?? Tabbed browsing has been a feature for power users for quite a while. IE is simply now trying to play catch-up.Comment by Joey at May 24, 2005 08:31 PM | Permalink