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Friday, October 19, 2007

Tabs on the left - works great

I've been using tabs on the left rather than the top - see below: Firefox (circled) and Windows TaskBar. I quite like it - it's readable, and it uses the space efficiently (especially when you have a couple dozen tabs open).

Firefox Vertigo extension



  • No! Tabs are the enemy!

    Everything I might want to switch to should be an equal citizen as far as Alt-Tab is concerned. Gmail hidden in the mass of Firefox tabs. No way!

    That said, at least this way you have some hope of finding a tab. But you're rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic I tell you :)

    By Blogger Thomas David Baker, at 10/20/2007 7:41 a.m.  

  • Ah - interesting point, Tom. I was of the same mind once - no tabs but separate windows. And it worked well; I think it got a bit slow on my computer at the time. I should try it again.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 10/20/2007 9:46 a.m.  

  • Thanks for the link - I'm trying it out.

    By Blogger ekbworldwide, at 10/20/2007 11:14 p.m.  

  • Yeah it's a great extension. And it works fine with TabMixPlus!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 10/21/2007 2:26 p.m.  

  • Hi Jonathan,

    How do you get your Windows Explorer tab bar to stack vertically like that? I'd like to try it that way, but I can't figure out how to do it.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/04/2007 1:36 p.m.  

  • Hi Anon - Simply drag the taskbar to the left.

    If you want the tabs ordered alphabetically, you can buy Button Boogie 2 online for about $10. Unfortunately you must manually order the tabs alphabetically, so it's a bit inconvenient. But you only have to do it once (or no more than a few times).

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 11/04/2007 3:56 p.m.  

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