At last! Apple can rip off one of Windows' innovations!

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    It's an index of all tabs currently open in the browser window. And yeah, seems like it could be a handy feature. Did Microsoft come up with this on their own?
     
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    Its a cool feature, i think shiira browser does somethign simular.....

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  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I just open each website in it's own browser window and use Expose to display all the thumbnails.
     
  6. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    So I guess the people at Microsoft didn't come up with it...ah, I love their "innovations."
     
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    Ummm.. we already have something better than this... the F10 key (expose)
     
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    But that doesn't affect the tabs in my browser.
     
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    I'd rather not have every webpage open on my computer in a different window just so I can use expose.
     
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    It doesn't really make a difference if they are all behind each other...
     
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    I don't ever have that many pages open to worry about it :eek:

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  13. satans_banjo macrumors regular

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    apparently longhorn's stealing that

    so what can we steal?
    • crashing?
    • blue screen of death?
    • horrible, soul-destroying ugliness?
    • badly thought-out file structures?
    • patch after patch without the thought of a redesign?

    no... we're better sticking with what we've got
     
  14. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    All ready thought of a way to improve it. Insted of having them all a fixed size why don't they make it so all the windows are shown as big as they could be on one page? Mabey a on and off option of that? Sorta like expose but not exactly.
     
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    You forgot viruses ;)
     
  16. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    Although nice, this is not exactly the feature I'm missing the most. There is, however, one thing that Apple really ought to rip off - the way you browse images in windows. It's been annoying me senseless that OS X is so inferior on that point, that it can't make a slideshow w thumbnails. Well, at least I've got CS 2s Bridge now...

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    I was thinking the same thing. :)
     
  18. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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    ... and Fast User Switching. MS didn't invent the concept of many users logged in at once - that's been around forever, but the way they implemented it within the OS with the interface was nice and Apple implemented something very similar shortly after.

    Many companies come up with good tech ideas or new ways of doing the same tasks that is a little better and all would be intelligent to borrow heavily from one another. It's business people, shareholders don't care who has the most gold stars at the end of the day.

    As for the original topic, that's a nifty feature. It is similar to Expose in ways although it seems to be IE-specific. I'm fine with tabs though, I can figure out which page is which from the icon and title text. I'm just glad IE is getting tabs finally - it is far overdue. It won't switch me back to IE on my PC though. I like Firefox and I can use it on all major platforms.
     
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    Maybe IE will also start putting the little icons next to the url :p
    (That has always bothered me about IE)
     
  20. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft woudln't have thought of something as creative as that on their own obviously.
     
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    Me too! On Windows (pre-switch), that pushed me over the brink to Firefox. Then I took non-Micorsoft products seriously, and ended up buying a Mac. They lost me as a customer because of those little icons!
     
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    Me too. Although Omniweb 4.5 was away better than 5.0. Now I'm forced to use Safari.
     
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    You mean favicons? That started with IE 3...
     
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    yeah fav icons have little to do with the browser and mostly to do with the site developer and weather they have bothered to create one.
     
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    It's more to do with the browser - IE usually doesn't display them. Sometimes it will, but more often than not, it'll just have the default "page with IE logo" icon.
     

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