… shouldn’t we be making better use of all that space? One of the UI designers at Mozilla considers moving the tabs to the side of the browser.
Aza Raskin thinks there might be several reasons why you might want tabs on the side apart from better use of horizontal space:
– you could place bookmarks to your most visited sites,
– you could create ‘workspaces’, or live groups of tabs for specific tasks, or
– you could auto-hide it (it’s easier to auto-hide when the tabs are to the side than when they’re below the address bar.)