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Friday, July 13, 2007

Exposé for tabs!

Wouldn't it be great if you could simply hit a quick shortcut and view the tabs in your web browser in an Exposé-like interface? Modifying Safari to do something like this is probably not very easy, nor user-friendly. I finally found a web browser that has this awesome feature built-in: Shiira. There are many things that makes Shiira a great browser. You get a nice preview of all your tabs, although this PageDock can take up a lot of space. If you don't want to waste all the space used by the PageDock, you can simply choose to use a regular Tab bar in the preferences. You can easily access the Exposé for tabs by pressing F8. One of the things that the real Exposé has that Shiira doesn't is the possibility of switching tab with the arrows once you brought it up with F8. The interface is very Mac-like, similar to Camino. All the features that are now considered standard in a web browser, such as "Private browsing" and "Block Pop-up Windows" are present. There is also a Full Screen mode that can be useful in a presentation. It is overall a remarkable browser that has all the features needed to be used as a primary web browser. You can get more info and download Shiira here on the developer's website.

6 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

So far this looks like a cool browser... I like how it picks up on all of my other browsers bookmarks. The Expose-ness of it is very appealing.

July 12, 2007 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger David said...

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July 12, 2007 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger David said...

you know that safari has a tabexpose as well right?? you can get it here http://www.cocoamug.com/tabexpose/index.html

July 12, 2007 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Monkeywiz said...

so does firefox, called foxpose

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1457

I've not tried it yet, but I might give shiira a go anyway at the weekend.

July 13, 2007 at 6:02 AM  
Blogger Nessuno said...

Shiira is a great browser for the interface beacuse is very good looking. Too bad it does things that Firefox already do and it uses more ram than Safari or Opera.

July 13, 2007 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger Wilson said...

A Firefox add-on called 'Showcase' do the same job. Check it out at
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1810

July 13, 2007 at 6:11 AM  

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