Another day in paradise

“I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” -Bill Watterson
So true. In the meantime, I’m going to install Markdown into Movable Type – I just really like it. I’ve never been a big fan of the whole replacement-syntax paradigm, but I’ve found that in this case it really saves a lot of time and energy. When you’re writing for fun, saving time and energy is A Big Deal. Kudos again go to Daring Fireball. Happiness.
I promised J. that I’d occasionally talk about little tips or whatever in commonly used software, because it’d be useful information. I asked him “Sounds great, but how little?” He described what he thought would be nice to see (being the non-technical monkey he is…) so here’s the first tip. Ready? You must be…
In Firefox (the Mozilla web browser available for download here), you can easily reposition the tabs in a single window by dragging them to the desired location. This allows you to organize your tabs in a way that makes sense to you (and is a feature unsupported in other tabbed browsers, like Safari). But here’s a bonus (related) tip/feature you might not know about: you can move tabs to other windows. There’s a few caveats, though… in order for it to work, the tab bar has to be active – otherwise it will simply replace your current page in the window with whatever page is in the tab. When you drag your tab from the original window and onto an existing tab, it will replace that tab, but if you place the dragged tab on the bar next to the last tab in the new window, you’ll have yourself a spiffy new tab with the new page loaded in it. Then you can reorganize it to taste. Neat, huh?
Funny thing about it is that these aren’t features supported in The Others. It’s particularly absent in Safari, and I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to code this in, but considering they’ve based themselves on the KHTML (Konquerer) browser (a mature, well-developed, really high-performance browser) I’m a little surprised that it’s not there. Just one more reason I’ve dumped Safari in favor of Firefox. And there’s just so many of them…

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