Tabs have come Full-Circle



  • This is a screenshot of Firefox in windows 8 with the option "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar" checked.


    The worst thing is that I like it.



  • @dhromed said:

    This is a screenshot of Firefox in windows 8 with the option "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar" checked.
    IE8 does it in Windows 7, as does IE9, as well as Opera.

    I found it handy if the window is minimized or I have a lot of tabs open and can't tell which is which.


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    @dhromed said:

    This is a screenshot of Firefox in windows 8 with the option "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar" checked.


    The worst thing is that I like it.

    Also applies to Win7.

    So where's the WTF? It's a good feature.

     



  •  Hmm I've checked the option but unable to see anything special (Windows 7). Strange. But yeah this option's been in Firefox for a while now. Besides, I fail to see the WTF in a useful feature. 🙂



  • @RaceProUK said:

    So where's the WTF?
     

    Why does someone have so many posts from the dailywtf open at the same time? O wait, it's dhromed, compulsive poster, 2nd class. There's your WTF.



  • Kind of useful, but Windows doesn't allow the thumbnail previews to go onto a second row. It's all too easy to have enough tabs open that you get no previews at all. (Granted, my main window has 16 tabs and I think you can configure Windows to show at least that many in a single row, space permitting of course, and I am not sure that many will fit in 1600×1200.)

    Curious – I've never seen the coalesced back/forward button before: turns out it's because I have Undo Close Tab and New Tab buttons between Forward and the address bar.



  •  Oh, I just go to Not Read and bring up the lot.



  • Great! Now I miss this feature on Linux. Thank you very much!




  • I personally hate the feature and think it is the exact opposite of what tabs were originally meant to achieve.

    Worse still, last time I checked (probably FF 4 or something, which translated to 3 days ago with the release shedule nowadays) the option was on by default and could only be disabled in about:config... One of the reasons I switched to chrome.



  • @dhromed said:

     Oh, I just go to Not Read and bring up the lot.

    I do that too, but there are 8000 topics there



  • @dhromed said:

    This is a screenshot of Firefox in windows 8 with the option "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar" checked.


    The worst thing is that I like it.

    The real WTF is (pick one):

    • Having a VGA cable that is not connected properly (which explains the fucked up colors)
    • A napster icon on the task bar
    • Using VirtualBox
    • Using VirtualBox in some retarded european language
    • Posting ugly screen shots at 2:32 AM instead of going to one of those european raves with tall blonde bisexual women where you may end up meeting Techno Viking


  • ... You're just now noticing that Windows does that?

    Translation of post: "Firefox finally added a feature that both IE and Chrome have done by default since Windows 7 was released!"



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    • A napster icon on the task bar

    The Napster cat looked pretty healthy. That would be the Napster cat’s skull after the it went under a garden roller. You could even say that the cat was foobar’d …



  • Oh hey I'm wrong, Chrome doesn't do that currently. But I'm pretty sure it used to, God knows what version.



  • Windows  development team:

    1. Lets remove names from tasks on the task bar.

    2. Wait it's now hard to know which task is which when you have multiple instances

    3. Lets bring up a thumbnail when the mouse hovers over the task.

    4. Wait it's still hard to identify which is which for some apps.

    5. Lets de construct browser tabs to multiple thumbnails

     

    How i use Windows:

    1. Windows classic theme

    2. Use small icons

    3. Turn off Areopeek

     

     

     

     

     



  • @blakeyrat said:

    ... You're just now noticing that Windows does that?
     

    Firefox only has that option in Wndows 8, and, apparently, Windows 7 (on which I have never used FFX fore more than 30 seconds).

    If you're referring to the thumbnail popup, then yes, obviously I know about it; it's just the Firefox option that was new to me.

    @blakeyrat said:

    Translation of post: "Firefox finally added a feature that both IE and Chrome have done by default since Windows 7 was released!"

    I have never used IE or Chrome on 7 or 8.




  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    Using VirtualBox
     

    VirtualPC doesn't support Windows 8. I might look into VMware, but eh, Box was first, and it works. So why bother?

     



  • @dhromed said:

    @Speakerphone Dude said:

    Using VirtualBox
     

    VirtualPC doesn't support Windows 8. I might look into VMware, but eh, Box was first, and it works. So why bother?

     

    So in this specific instance:

    Microsoft's software doesn't support Windows.

    Oracle has something that doesn't have more WTFs than there are bytes of overhead in a Community Server POST request.



  • @Ben L. said:

    Oracle has something that doesn't have more WTFs than there are bytes of overhead in a Community Server POST request.
     

    To be fair, the only oracle thing about it is the logo.



  • @dhromed said:

    screenshot
    My eyes. The goggles do nozing.

    @Daniel Beardsmore said:

    Curious – I've never seen the coalesced back/forward button before: turns out it's because I have Undo Close Tab and New Tab buttons between Forward and the address bar.
    Maybe it's because the look of the back/forward buttons changes every other FF version, i.e. twice a month.


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