How can I possibly be advertising free software? I’m missing something
here. Bao does suggest that you can donate to UNICEF or Doctors Without
Borders if you like.
My apologies. I should have double-checked, but I could have sworn last time I clicked on a link to Switcher from your blog it was shareware. I must have gotten my wires crossed. I take back my criticism.
I will, however, still take issue with your choice of wording here.
“It’s exactly what I described in The Problem With Tabbed Interfaces:”
No, actually it’s not /exactly/ what you described, because:
“The only thing I can think of is a plain-text search facility where
I type “Gmail”, and the OS would automatically highlight that tab (or
window) and bring it to the front.”
Again, unless Gmail was the tab that happened to be in the foreground in your browser, this is completely moot. And, if Gmail were the foreground tab, you would be able to visually identify it anyway.
I know I’m just being pedantic, but your enthusiasm seemed misplaced to me since it really didn’t solve the problem you were describing in the “problem with tabs” post – being able to find that hidden Gmail tab.
Baby steps, indeed, but let’s be consistent. As Odbasta mentioned, suddenly being able to search by window title is “good enough”, when it wasn’t before?
Wow, I’m cranky today.
ahem love your blog, keep up the good work, yadda x 3.