Why tabbed browsers should die.

I currently use a browser with tab support - Chrome. I also use tabs quite a bit. However I don’t believe there should be a place for tabs in browsers. Where tabs do belong is in the OS. My terminal has tabs, my browser, my mail client, my text editor and even my file browser. Yet because every app does their tabs their own way, I can’t mingle programs together.

Where tabs belong is in the Window manager. Using the Windows Manager allows tabs to mingle, and the user create groups of Applications for different work flows.

One of my favorite implementations is the Haiku OS Prototype , however I am yet to see a decent use of these ideas within Linux Windows Managers.