Saturday, July 22nd 2006

Firefox 2 Tab Overflow Revised

The planned method of handling tab overflows in Firefox has been revised. Until now, the Firefox nightlies have had scroll buttons which have appeared at both ends of the tab bar. Those of us who have tried them know that they aren’t exactly wonderful to use…

Anyway – now the Firefox devs have thought up a better method of dealing with too many tabs. Instead of the scroll buttons, it seems like Firefox is getting a drop-down button at the right end of the tab bar, with a list of all open tabs. The tabs which are currently visible are meant to be highlighted in some way. Here’s a screenshot for you:

For the full details and developments on this feature, see bug 343251. It also seems like IE7 has a very similar solution.

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