I HAVE BEEN TOLD I DESERVE
“A FULL LIFE THAT ISN’T JUST ABOUT FIGHTING FOR THINGS”

How do Mac OS X browsers handle three essential features (on top of the requisite standards compliance): Tabs, crash or quit protection, and print preview?

Browser New tab Move from tab to tab Close tab and you go… Save browser state? Print preview?
Camino Command-T Option-Command-
leftarrow
/-rightarrow
To next tab No No
Firefox, Mozilla Command-T Ctrl-
PgUp
/-PgDn (along with Fn key on PowerBooks)
To next tab No No
IE5 No tabs No Yes
OmniWeb Command-T Command-
uparrow
/-downarrow
To next tab Yes No
Opera Command-N (Shift-)F6 To previous tab Yes Yes
Safari Command-T Shift-Command-
leftarrow
/-rightarrow
To next tab No No
Shiira Command-T Shift-Command-
leftarrow
/-rightarrow
To previous selected tab No No

Evidently, then, no single browser gives me everything I want. If Opera fixes its keystroke and tab behaviour, among other defects, it may win out.

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2005.02.13 16:30. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2005/02/13/browsers/

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