Tabs on top?

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Barney Rubble

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Post Posted December 2nd, 2014, 9:03 am

I know that many SeaMonkey users might look at me with wrathful eyes for asking this, but, will there ever be a Tabs on Top (option/setting) for SeaMonkey? The reason i'm asking this is just to free up more viewing space, not that i would find SeaMonkey's GUI unappealing, it actually has a pretty clean and classy interface. I got a small monitor and although the F11 full screen feature is cool i think an optional setting to enable the tabs to be on top would be a plus for SeaMonkey.

Especially for people that migrate from Firefox/Opera/Other to SeaMonkey.

Again! This option should be optional, so that SeaMonkey can stay true to it's user/fan base.


I'm already aware that there's a plugin to enable Tabs on Top, but i think this feature wouldn't be to hard to make it Built-in in the near future.


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Post Posted December 2nd, 2014, 12:52 pm

In SeaMonkey, as with old versions of Firefox, tabs are connected to the content. In order to achieve tabs on top, Firefox devs had to do some crazy serious work to break them apart. It was a huge pain to do and very buggy in the beginning. SeaMonkey doesn't have the developers to do such a thing and I doubt if anyone really wants that. IMO Firefox/Opera/Chrome/IE are all doing tabs wrong. It makes absolutely zero sense from a design or usability perspective.
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Post Posted February 3rd, 2015, 11:53 am

What you can do is set tabs to autohide. In Options > Browser > Tabbed Browsing, chech the box:
"Hide the tab bar when only one tab is open".


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Post Posted February 4th, 2015, 7:26 am

Barney Rubble wrote:.... but i think this feature wouldn't be to hard to make it Built-in in the near future.

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