Invisible browser tabs get rid of the problem


People have strong opinions about tabs.

Vertical tabs? Horizontal tabs? Both camps find the other incomprehensible. Maybe both are making a valid observation when they react that way to each other!

Having used the following design a while, it feels better in every way:

  • Hide the tab bar (you can still cycle tabs with hotkey Ctrl+Tab)
  • (Optional) Get an extension such as Tab List Button
    • You won't need it as often as you think – I forgot I had it for months. But it's there when you want some sort of overview.
    • Alternative: a tab sidebar that auto-hides. I don't recommend it unless you're already addicted to vertical tabs.

Why do the tabs need to be visible all the time? It's like saying the Start Menu should be constantly open.

Created (3 months ago)