How was the first to come out with tabbed web browsing?

By Jskid · 6 replies
Aug 7, 2013
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  1. Which browser was the first to come out with tabbed browsing? According to Wikipedia

    So that makes it sound like Opera but I'm surprised Opera never became more popular.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,173   +989

    No consequence to me :grin:
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Opera was a leader in browser innovations, actually. Everyone was on FF, then jumped to Chrome. It's sad, really.
  4. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 346

    Why no consequence?
  5. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 346

    It is sad, it seems like the spotlight has never been on Opera thought they are the ones coming up with the ideas in the first place.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,738   +3,706

    I couldn't say who came out with what.

    I'm currently giving Opera support, I hope they continue to do so with the engine change over. I've yet to try the new Opera, I'm giving them time to refine a bit, before jumping in.
  7. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    I have been using Opera as my main browser, along with IE and Firefox as subordinates. And of the three, it was indeed Opera that introduced tabs first. And also Speed Dialing.

    As to why it isn't more popular, probably because it doesn't support as many add-ons as Firefox. But discerning users have long identified Opera as a fast and safe browser. And the elite are by definition few. ;)

    P.S. The topic title should read: "Who was..." not "How was..."

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