[Marketing-Public]seattlepi.com Buzzworthy: Building a better browser

Chris Hofmann marketing-public at mozilla.org
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<h2 class="date">January 08, 2004</h2>

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<h3 class="title">Building a better browser</h3>

<p>If you've never looked at any Web browser besides Internet Explorer, then you're <a href="http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/ptech-20040108.html">missing out on some key innovations</a>, writes Wall Street Journal tech columnist Walter Mossberg:</p>

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The Web browser is probably the most frequently used category of software in the world. But in recent years, the browser most people rely on -- Microsoft's Internet Explorer -- has been stagnant, offering very few new features.

<p>This is a common pattern with Microsoft. The company is aggressive about improving its software when it first enters a market. But once it crushes its competitors and establishes an effective monopoly, as it has in Web browsers, Microsoft seems to switch off significant innovation. Other, smaller companies, however, have been plugging away at improving the Web browser. There are numerous competitors to IE that include integrated popup ad blockers, better privacy controls, easier searching and other enhancements.<br />
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<p>Mossberg's vote for most important advance that Microsoft has yet to adopt: tabbed browsing.  In fact, he calls it "the biggest fundamental improvement in the Web browser in years. It's like quickly navigating among paper folders in a packed file drawer by reading the staggered tabs that protrude from their top edges."</p>

<p>No argument here. Tabbed browsing persuaded me to switch to <a href="http://www.apple.com/safari/">Safari</a> and <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/">Mozilla</a> for most of my Web surfing. The main reason: I typically have at least four separate Web pages up at the same time, and tabbed browsers simply make it easier to jump back and forth between them. (Note: I still use IE at work, mainly for compatibility with some internal systems.)</p>

<p>I know from looking at our server logs that about 80 percent of SeattlePI.com visitors are using some version of IE. But I'm curious: How many readers of this blog have tried, or normally use, some other browser? And how many windows do you usually have open when surfing?</p>

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	Posted by <a href="mailto:brianchin@seattlepi.com">Brian Chin</a> at January  8, 2004 05:23 PM

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<p>I'd agree that tabbed browsing is the biggest single improvement in browsing software in the last several years. I'm also a Safari user, with Camino a close second. I keep IE around for compatibility with a couple of web sites I use maybe a few times a year.</p>

<p>I typically have four or five tabs active in Safari at any given time. It's faster to switch among tabs than to switch from window to window.</p>
<span class="comments-post">Posted by: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.donnunn.com/spiel/">Don</a> at January  8, 2004 07:39 PM</span>
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<p>I use Safari on multiple Macs, so tabbing resolves the windows for me. Right now, in addition to the comments popup, I have three tabs open.</p>
<span class="comments-post">Posted by: <a target="_blank" href="http://mike.whybark.com">mike whybark</a> at January  8, 2004 08:41 PM</span>
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<p>also, on post I get a 'forbidden' message in the popup - looks like the comments cgi is trying to push me through a IP-authorized area. No idea if it's transient or what.</p>
<span class="comments-post">Posted by: <a target="_blank" href="http://mike.whybark.com">mike whybark</a> at January  8, 2004 08:44 PM</span>
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<p>We'll look into that posting problem, Mike.  Thanks for the note.</p>
<span class="comments-post">Posted by: <a href="mailto&#58;brianchin&#64;seattlepi&#46;com">Brian Chin</a> at January  9, 2004 12:37 AM</span>
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<p>Lynx for most of the P-I, using Blynx settings.<br />
Knoppix and Konqueror web browser for graphical<br />
pages and to have the P-I read to me with the<br />
built in Linux read-aloud program.<br />
Konqueror has tabs.</p>
<span class="comments-post">Posted by: <a href="mailto&#58;fblethen&#64;seattimes&#46;com">Constant Reader</a> at January  9, 2004 01:14 AM</span>
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<p>I switched to Mozilla back around Milestone 3 (March 1999). Granted it was still young back then, but usable enough, and I believed in its goals, so I "voted with my software", so to speak. I currently use Firebird 0.7 on all the computers I use. At home I even moved away from Windows on the desktop to FreeBSD, for many reasons. Note that my reasons for ditching IE and Windows go beyond features... I believe that a company's behavior and morals should also influence our choice on whether we support them or not, not just the number of features in their products. If a company (or organization, like Mozilla) is doing something you believe in, get behind them and support them. With support, the features catch up. Morals don't tend to catch up, however: a company is what it is.</p>
<span class="comments-post">Posted by: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vtbsd.net/">Scott I. Remick</a> at January  9, 2004 06:06 AM</span>
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<p>So how does the 'in window tabbing' work? I'm used to the Alt-Tab keystroke to get me to another window. I've found that trying to use any other combination of keystrokes is a hassle, and clicking on a tab with my mouse takes far more time than a simple keystroke.</p>
<span class="comments-post">Posted by: <a href="mailto&#58;furgig&#64;hotmail&#46;com">Jason</a> at January  9, 2004 01:51 PM</span>
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