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I'd Rather Be Coding Jay Glynn thinking out loud.

I have been a FireFox user for well over a year now. The number one reason is that I can get the tab functionality to work the way that I want it to work (with the addition of a couple of addins). So far IE7 is falling a little short in tab functionality.

  1. The menu, shortcut and standard button bar are linked to each tab. Remove the standard button bar on one tabe, it is still available in other tabs. I understand that this may be nice in some situations, but I would at least like to be able to turn it off.
  2. Because of number 1, the tabs are above the menu, shortcuts and standard button bar. I would rather the tabs be above the page and the menus and toolbars be above the tabs. Doesn't seem to be a way to change this.
  3. When I type a url in the address bar, I want that page to open in a new tab. Can't seem to make that happen. No option to turn it on.
  4. When I select an iten from the Favorites menu I want to have a way to open it in a new tab. Doesnt seem to be a way for this to happen.
  5. Can't seem to find a refresh button anywhere. It's not in the list of buttons to add. What's up with that?

I know this is the first beta, so I am hoping that there is more control on tab settings on the way. I want to be able to configure how pages are loaded into the tabs, and most importantly I do not want to ever have more than 1 IE window open. Everything else seems to be stable. Performance seems OK, and of course rendering is fine.

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 10:40 AM General Rants | Back to top

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