Firefox 2.0 Tabs Waste Space

I downloaded Firefox 2.0 RC3 this morning to see if it would keep GMail from being so totally wasteful with RAM (see: RAM Hogs). Not sure on that. What I did notice was that they’d implemented the “X”-on-each-tab feature (from Opera and Safari), but did it in a pretty wasteful way in terms of vertical space. As more people move to laptops, even with bigger monitors, we’ve slowed down on the advancement to bigger screens. My silly iBook, for one, can only drive 1024×768, so I really care about screen real estate.

Examples:

Opera
Opera tabs
Safari
Safari tabs
Firefox 2.0
Firefox 2.0 tabs

Comments are closed.