Benoit Renard wrote:
I don't like tabs either and see them as a pointless waste of screen
space when the OS already has window management and its own taskbar
which can be hidden
The taskbar becomes less efficient the more buttons it has. Having tabs
means that your taskbar is not cluttered with tons of windows. Windows
XP has a band-aid for this, but it doesn't work that well because it
doesn't know the context of each window.
Plus, with tabs, I can rearrange them with drag&drop. Something that
Windows couldn't do with its taskbar until Windows 7!
Tabs also seem to use more resources
This is wrong. A tab is one more instance of a viewport, and that's it.
With an additional window, much more needs to be duplicated.
each of those instances require the use of cache to maintain that
instance (or page) in memory. That amount of memory to go to that page
is added to cache then you click to go somewhere else, that add to a
tab, okay that pages contents text graphics everything is added to piece
of cache memory, and so on. Taking a snap shot if you will takes memory
Phillip M. Jones, C.E.T. "If it's Fixed, Don't Break it"
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