13 comments

  1. Angelo R.

    To me the horizontal tab placement feels more natural. Plus I normally have quite a number of tabs open for articles I have yet to read and reference pages and such. I tried the vertical with Opera, but I felt like it was eating just a bit too much screen-room that way. I normally have a few things open side by side.

  2. David Rader

    I like it on the left side of my Opera, since I always use Opera in my left monitor. The tabs being on the right hand side of the page can leave me going “off monitor” when trying to speed over to click them. But if I used Opera on the right monitor, I suppose I may prefer right side tabs :D

  3. Bob

    Like Angelo, I keep my windows side by side. Vertical tabs would take way too much horizontal space.

  4. Angelo R.

    @Rarst

    I tried the right side just to test it out though. I don’t really use Opera except for cross browser tests so I’m not to familiar with it. I only had about 4 or 5 tabs open at the time, but Opera displayed them in thumbnail mode as opposed to just the tab. Is there any way to disable that? If so then I would probably swap it back to the right for a little longer.

  5. Riparazioni Torino

    I use horizontal bookmarks because is much more easy and more natural. It fits a lot better and I get about 20-30 bookmarks on my 1600×900 resolution depending on the description i made for each one. I really don’t like sidebar bookmarks.

  6. Riparazioni Torino

    Sorry about that. I misread. But I am familiar to horizontal tabs too. Vertical ones are not my choice, as I said : 1600×900 resolution so I would be able to fit too few. Sorry about the confusion.

  7. Richard

    > Disadvantage [of side tabs] is that this view
    > has limit of hitting screen bottom.

    That needn’t be a limit — not if it the list is designed to be scrollable — AND you can still easily read the tab content.

    Since the advent of wide screens, I ALWAYS have plenty of horizontal screen real estate, but I almost always have to scroll vertically. So anything that provides more vertical room is welcome.

    Side tab placement (right side is my preference) makes good sense to me.

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