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Old Jan 8, 2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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OmniWeb Browser, cool or what?

Check out this tab system in OmniWeb Web Browser, how cool and good is that? Tabs open up to the left, easy to switch between webpages.

Do any other web browsers have this ability? Is it possible to get Firefox and Safari to do that?

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Old Jan 8, 2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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It's just a different visual style. For Chrome and Safari I usually use the keyboard to switch between tabs.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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Sorry to hijack.... but I will.

Has anyone tried Roccat yet? How is it? I'm slightly intrigued.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 12:21 AM   #4
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I've been using touchpad gestures for a long time to switch between tabs (and open a link in new tab, close a tab, go forward/back etc) - using Better Touch Tool, works great in Opera and safari browsers.2
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Sorry to hijack.... but I will.

Has anyone tried Roccat yet? How is it? I'm slightly intrigued.
Yes, it does not have all the features I want, but it is very fast and stable.

As for Omniweb, this has been my main browser for quite some time. It is not as fast as some others, but it has the ability to manage the preferences for each page - on the fly. I get no cookies, popups, Javascript, images, and ads - unless I want them. Images can be added to a page by clicking an icon on the bottom bar after a page has loaded - while still keeping ads away (I bolster the inbuilt ad filter by the addition of Google's AdSubtract CSS).

BTW, I prefer the thumbnail tabs on the right - it seems more natural.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 09:26 AM   #6
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Yes, it does not have all the features I want, but it is very fast and stable.

As for Omniweb, this has been my main browser for quite some time. It is not as fast as some others, but it has the ability to manage the preferences for each page - on the fly. I get no cookies, popups, Javascript, images, and ads - unless I want them. Images can be added to a page by clicking an icon on the bottom bar after a page has loaded - while still keeping ads away (I bolster the inbuilt ad filter by the addition of Google's AdSubtract CSS).

BTW, I prefer the thumbnail tabs on the right - it seems more natural.
I used to use OmniWeb before Roccat but I have now been using Roccat for around 2 years and I won't look back.

Also you do realize that in Roccat you can move the VisiTabs to the bottom or to the right hand side, or to the left hand side or even to a drawer like OmniWeb. There are definitely pros and cons for each, for example I really appreciate the "RClouds" feature for tab syncing, bookmarking syncing etc.. like other browsers have too (I haven't seen this on Omniweb), I also like the Roccat Flick feature for seamless sharing of sites over a network between macs, iPads and iPhones. I personally prefer the VisiTabs at the top so appreciate the ability to move them. OmniWeb was annoying as I like my web browser to take up all availiable space and that's difficult with the Drawer.

The pluses of OmniWeb (for me anyway) are workspaces and as you mentioned the better control of images, ads etc... and site specific preferences.

I wouldn't say Roccat is missing the "Advanced Features" as Roccat holds lots of Advanced features which OmniWeb doesn't have just like OmniWeb holds lots that Roccat doesn't have. I think they are all aimed towards slightly different markets and you have just got to decide which one best suits your needs and personality. Or use multiple browsers like I do haha
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I used to use OmniWeb before Roccat but I have now been using Roccat for around 2 years and I won't look back.

Also you do realize that in Roccat you can move the VisiTabs to the bottom or to the right hand side, or to the left hand side or even to a drawer like OmniWeb. There are definitely pros and cons for each, for example I really appreciate the "RClouds" feature for tab syncing, bookmarking syncing etc.. like other browsers have too (I haven't seen this on Omniweb), I also like the Roccat Flick feature for seamless sharing of sites over a network between macs, iPads and iPhones. I personally prefer the VisiTabs at the top so appreciate the ability to move them. OmniWeb was annoying as I like my web browser to take up all availiable space and that's difficult with the Drawer.

The pluses of OmniWeb (for me anyway) are workspaces and as you mentioned the better control of images, ads etc... and site specific preferences.

I wouldn't say Roccat is missing the "Advanced Features" as Roccat holds lots of Advanced features which OmniWeb doesn't have just like OmniWeb holds lots that Roccat doesn't have. I think they are all aimed towards slightly different markets and you have just got to decide which one best suits your needs and personality. Or use multiple browsers like I do haha
You are correct about the differing markets - I don't have/want any iToys, nor use the Cloud and Social sites, so Roccat gives no advantage over Omniweb for me. One of the advanced features missing in Roccat seems to be the inability to use a CSS file for better ad blocking, etc.

Yes, I am aware of the Tab locations available - I mentioned preferring the right-hand side because I thought the OP might not be aware of the flexibility available.

FWIW, I also use Slimboat on those occasions where I need to visit a page that requires open settings, rather than mess with the basic Omniweb settings. I also use Firefox to disable Auto-play and Auto refresh on certain cites.
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Sorry to hijack.... but I will.

Has anyone tried Roccat yet? How is it? I'm slightly intrigued.
Roccat does the same layout between pages?
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Roccat does the same layout between pages?
Yes, it's similar to Omniweb - minus the advanced features. However, it is still an infant, and may grow more complete over time.
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Has anyone tried Roccat yet? How is it? I'm slightly intrigued.
Oh my, that is not a pretty website
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Oh my, that is not a pretty website
Yeah kinda looks 80s lol
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Yeah kinda looks 80s lol
Ah yes, those 80s web pages.....
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Back in the day, I used OmniWeb exclusively in MacOS X as it was one of the few browsers optimized for the OS. Eventually, I switched to Camino (anyone?) when OmniGroup slowed development.

Maybe I'll load it up for the memories...
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