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Opera used to have this   [OT]

By: Martijn Coppoolse   Homepage   Voorburg, NL  
Date: Feb 27,2019 at 05:57
In Response to: Opera used to have this (Oliver Pretzel)

> > I think I caught up with the
> > discussion, and plan to try some of
> > Martijn's great insights, but I realize that all my issues would
> > be GONE if only the browsers allowed the following:
> >
> > Variable width tabs!
> >
> > Today, if you maximize the browser (which is a must in my case),
> > all tabs inherit the parent's width. For half of them, like this
> > forum, you end up with those huge lines. I read a lot of Wikipedia,
> > and also find it too wide, because it no longer resembles a
> > book-reading experience. Same with Twitter -- huge empty space
> > left and right.
> >
>
> The old defunct non-chrome version of Opera had this capability out of
> the box. You could cascade tabes, tile them horizontally, vertically or
> both and resize them by moving the borders in the obvious way.

I’ll be damned! I’d never even seen this... I still have a copy of Opera 12 installed on my machine, for a few rare cases where I want to access one of my sites via a remote proxy other than Firefox — it’s the only other browser I know to still have its own, completely independent, proxy settings.

> I wish they hadn't killed it.

I wish they’d brought back all the features outside the content windows after integrating the Chrome code. My problem with the old Presto engine was that it broke too many sites.


--
Martijn

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