What happens when Igalia meet Epiphany? Web-Browser’s tabs got obsoleted!
This isn’t something new, but it was the first time I tried it, and it has much difference to just see something and actually trying it. Well done Igalia people!
This is big
Changing the way that Web-Browser Navigation works for years? Free Software and Open Communities once again created something that can redefine completely the way that Web-Browsers work.
The problem that we are looking into is how to manage open pages in your Web browser. This is commonly done with tabs, but these have some problems: they display very little information, are hard to use in touch screens, and scale badly.
You can download a binary demo. This is not the real browser just a demonstration application.
It is simply amazing how this thing works! You can get it from:
Unzip it and run the executable inside. If for some reason that will not work (dependencies issues maybe) you can watch a demonstration.
For more info check on “A few more ideas for Web navigation – and a talk at FOSDEM” post by Igalia’s Felipe Erias Morandeira. This is the answer why Firefox and Chromium are not enough. GNOME and this kind of Open Source Projects have the luxury/privillage to try new things simply because they run a more flexible user base to changes ..or smarter :)