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Re: [vox-tech] a firefox question

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 15:36:57 -0800
"Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> on Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 08:07:55AM -0800, Jonathan Stickel
> (jjstickel@sbcglobal.net) wrote:
> > Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > >On Thu 03 Feb 05, 12:10 PM, Matt Roper <matt@mattrope.com> said:
> > >
> > >>On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 10:01:50AM -0800, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> > >>
> > >>>These have been some interesting discussions about FireFox.  One
> > >thing  >>Pete originally complained about that hasn't been
> > >discussed is the  >>opening of new windows when you would rather
> > >they would go to another  >>tab.  This often frustrates me as well.
> > > From what I can tell, this 
> > >>>occurs when some java happy web designer wraps a link with
> > >javascript to  >>open a new window.  Left-clicking on these links
> > >opens the content in a  >>new window, as expected.  Middle-clicking
> > >on the link opens a blank tab  >>with the javascript in the
> > >location bar.  Since java code is not a valid  >>location, nothing
> > >opens.  I hope this gets fixed in future versions. >
> > >>I believe the Tab-Mix plugin
> > >>(http://hemiolapei.free.fr/divers/tabmix/tabmix.html.en) will
> > >solve this >problem.  It also adds several other useful options for
> > >configuring tab >behavior.
> > >
> > > 
> > >On my system, this extension noticeably slows down FF!  But on the
> > >page for tab-mix, there's a reference to another extension called
> > >"single window" which looks like it does what I want:
> > >
> > >http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=290
> > >
> > >Pete
> > >
> > 
> > I ended up using "Tabbrowser Preferences"
> > http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info/tabprefs
> > Actually, it was the first I tried, and I am happy with it so far.
> Note that there are *THREE* separate tab extensions for Firefox.  I'm
> with comments by Peter (?):  tabbed browsing is sufficiently deep and
> coupled to the interface that it should be integrated, not bolted on.
> The choices:
>    - Tabbrowser Extension (TBE)
>    - Tabbrowser Preferences (TBP).
>    - Tab Mix.               (tabmix)
> TBE is, by its own author's admission, unmaintainable spaghetti, and
> by Firefox developers' reports, prone to rendering FFX highly
> unstable.

This is what I'm using. Haven't had any problems with it.

>  On
> the pro side, TBE has the broadest feature set, and while many of
> these are questionable, those who are used to the well-thought-out
> design of, say, Galeon 1.2.x, can find a configuration which comes
> very close.
> TBP is less featureful but far more stable.  It lacks a number of
> preferences I'd like to see.  It's downright boneheaded in some of the
> things it doesn't allow.
> tabmix is supposed to be more stable, though I'm not sure of the
> featureset.  It's mentioned on the TBE homepage as a preferred
> alternative.
> Peace.
> -- 
> Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>       
> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
>  What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
>     I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. These creatures are the only
>     sentient race in the sector and they're made out of meat.
>     - Terry Bison, Meat Beings

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