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Thread: More Details on IE7 Tabs

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    GraemeDonaldson writes "Another member of the IE dev team, Tony Schreiner, has revealed details of IE7's tabbed browsing implementation including the fact that the user will retain control over how tabs are handled." From the post: "Regarding script, there is no "target='_tab'" feature or any direct access to tabs from script beyond what is available with multiple windows today. We are working on balancing the default behavior for whether a window opened from script opens as in a new frame or a tab. Currently, windows that have been customized, such as hiding a toolbar or making the window non-resizable, will default to opening in their own standalone frame, whereas ordinary pop-up windows will open in a new foreground tab. CTRL-clicking and middle-clicking links will open those links in a background tab."

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    Last edited by RealitY; 05-28-2005 at 06:07 AM.

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    Yankovic writes "Looks like MS will not support IE7 on Windows 2000. 'It should be no surprise that we do not plan on releasing IE7 for Windows 2000... [S]ome of the security work in IE7 relies on operating system functionality in XPSP2 that is non-trivial to port back to Windows 2000.' While security fixes will still be available until 2010, I guess that means the only browsers with tabs for W2k will be Opera and Firefox." All the details about an MS product's fall into senility available at the lifecycle page.

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    S!X's Avatar L33T Member BT Rep: +5
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    Interesting... Is IE7 gonna have a new look to it?

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    iamtheoneandonlyone's Avatar Andromeda Ascendant
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    Ok...its not like I'm going to be using the tab anyways...

    Sounds for confusing than anything else.


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