13 thoughts on “So Safari 4 Ditched The Tabs-On-Top Again”

  1. matthew says:

    Yay Apple! 😉

    Tabs on top never felt right to me.

    1. Joen says:

      The reason I think this is a cop-out, is that it’s not even optional / tabs below default. The feature is simply killed altogether.

      And sure, their implementation was terrible and made no sense at all. They should’a simply copied Google Chrome or Opera, but with their own tab look. It could’a worked.

    2. Joen: They should’a simply copied Google Chrome or Opera, but with their own tab look. It could’a worked.

      But then there wouldn’t be any spaced saved at all! (Chrome/mac and Safari4/mac now use the same space up top)

      Which was, to me, the most important improvement top-tabs brought.

    3. Joen says:

      James John Malcolm: But then there wouldn’t be any spaced saved at all! (Chrome/mac and Safari4/mac now use the same space up top)

      How wouldn’t they save space?

      If the titlebar was removed in favor of a list of tabs, you’d save the space the titlebar takes up.

  2. Levi says:

    It’s a shame, but I think I might still switch to Safari (for Windows). Firefox is getting bloated, slow and buggy. And then Chrome still lacks plugins/addons which I really need.

    1. Joen says:

      Ditching Firefox is a shame, true, but I have to agree, and once Chrome has extensions, I’ll be ditching it as well.

      But I can’t understand why you’re ditching Firefox for Safari because Chrome doesn’t have extensions. Safari doesn’t either, does it?

    2. Safari has Glims, which is all I need on the laptop!

      cmd-z tab-close-undo is great!

    3. Joen says:

      Glims is an addon of sorts, I gather, which optimizes real estate, or?

      Because without tabs on top, you still have the added space of the title bar.

  3. James says:

    From what I understand, the tabs on top got the most criticism during the beta period, which is why Apple axed it entirely.

    1. Joen says:

      They did get criticism, but from my point of view the criticism was mainly directed at their very odd implementation. Tab strips, dragging and dropping, it was all very unintuitive. Had they simply done like chrome, no problem.

      Also, I’m not against the tabs-below movement, in fact, I’d be fine if tabs on top were an option and below was default.

      This feels like a copout.

    2. matthew says:

      in fact, I’d be fine if tabs on top were an option and below was default.

      Sounds VERY un-Apple to me. I dont remember the last time they game you a choice in such a fundamental UI feature.

      EG: Menu at top of screen, or window? – I think not.

    3. Joen says:

      Top of screen on Windows, top of window on Mac. Obviously it can’t be different with the current Mac setup.

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