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Thursday, April 17, 2003

OK, I'm even more of a Safari fan now. (FWIW, it has been my default browser for a long time, but somewhat grudgingly.) After reading the past two days of Safari reports on Macintouch, I can see that lots of things are being ironed out. One thing that I haven't seen anyone comment on is printing. The new beta prints fine. There was a problem for some people (including me) that the first beta would split text lines at page breaks, which meant that I had to flop over to IE to print; no more.

And I'm starting to warm up to tabs, which is difficult because I'm the kind of person who doesn't mind a zillion open Safari windows and cycling through them with the splat-` key. I can see the value of tabs, but they still don't seem as natural to me as multiple windows. I am glad that they are available to the people who love them, and I assume I'll use them at least occasionally.

On a related topic, thank you to the readers of this blog for sending me mail about tabs. My previous message was meant to get some of the other posters here to post why they like tabs, but since they didn't, a handful of you were nice enough to send your comments to me directly.