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  • 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.

  • 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

  • @Angelo

    Good point about side by side. I prefer to run apps full screen myself. Switching is easier and faster than organizing and I prefer to see one window at a time.

  • @David

    I prefer right, because Opera has sidebar on the left and I use that area a lot already.

    And I do have bit of a same problem when notebook is turned on and cursor jumps there because of Input Director. I could move notebook to the left but then I would jump out going for sidebar… No good side. :)

  • [...] just stumbled upon Rarst’s post over at his blog about moving browser tabs to the right, and felt intrigued. I have tried to [...]

  • Bob

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

  • @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.

  • @Angelo

    Right click tab bar > Customize > uncheck Enable Thumbnails in Tabs

    btw Martin did posts about vertical placement for Firefox and Chrome, see pingback higher in comments.

  • 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.

  • @Riparazioni Torino

    Bookmarks or tabs? :) I think you are confusing the two. Post is about tabs.

  • 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.

  • @Riparazioni Torino

    No worries.

    Myself I switched to vertical tabs at work 1440×900 just to have it consistent with home. Definitely feels bit cramped at times, but still I can manage and perk of more clear organization is nice.

  • > 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.

  • @Richard

    >That needn’t be a limit — not if it the list is designed to be scrollable

    Unfortunately in Opera there is no scrolling implemented. On other hand it now has tab stacking which is also very helpful for managing many tabs with vertical layout.

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