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Amiga NetSurf port gets tabbed browsing

Published: 9th Nov 2008, 15:08:44 | Permalink | Printable

The Amiga port of the NetSurf web browser now supports tabbed browsing, just like the GTK port. The RISC OS side of the software is said to be lacking an active developer - meanwhile the Linux, BeOS and Amiga ports continue to forge ahead.

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Tabbed browsing would be a great improvement to Netsurf. Personally I find it one of the most useful features in other browsers.

 is a RISC OS Userstevek on 10/11/08 5:11AM
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NetSurf's core supports the concept of tabs and the GTK and Amiga versions both have tabbed browsing now. For the RISC OS version to get tabbed browsing someone needs to implement the necessary RISC OS front end code.

Currently, we don't have an active developer of the RISC OS front end. Richard Wilson (who did most of the RISC OS front end) has been too busy with real work to spend time on NetSurf for a year or so.

It would be great if there is someone who is familiar with the RISC OS WIMP and who would like to help improve NetSurf. If so, please get in touch!

 is a RISC OS Usertlsa on 10/11/08 12:20PM
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Tabbed browsing isn't something I'm all that bothered about, so if some RISC OS contributor has several things to do I'd (probably) rather something else was higher on the priority. When I want multiple views I usually resort to iconising them. I don't even find tabbed browsing all that useful on Windows.

 is a RISC OS UserSimonC on 12/11/08 12:46PM
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For a while I held the opinion that tabbed browsing is just an unnecessary gimmick that NetSurf avoided the need for by allowing multiple windows to be open at any one time. However, having used tabbed browsing in both IE and Firefox on Windows for some time now, I do actually find it incredibly useful. So often when you're doing some research you have multiple web pages open at a time, and being able to switch between them quickly and neatly is invaluable. Being able to drap the tabs around around so that they line up in some sort of sensible order is also very handy. I hope we see this feature in the RISC OS version eventually, though I know everyone's busy, myself included!

 is a RISC OS Userwpb on 17/11/08 7:39AM
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The RISC OS version currently has the most complete and polished interface, because it has been developed longest and has been well tested. The other versions are catching up and starting to add features that aren't available on RISC OS NetSurf.

There are loads of things that could be done to improve NetSurf's RISC OS front, tabbed browsing is just one of them. However, nothing can be done to further the RISC OS front end unless we have someone to develop it.

 is a RISC OS Usertlsa on 12/11/08 7:43PM
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