MSN Brings Tabbed Browsing Early to IE
Microsoft includes tabbed browsing, already popular in Mozilla's Firefox browser, in an update to its MSN Search Toolbar.Microsoft late Wednesday rolled out an updated version of its MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search, complete with tabbed browsing, designed to add another level of simplification while browsing the Web via Internet Explorer. Tab browsing has already been proved popular in Mozillas Firefox browser. MSN Product Manager Justin Osmer said the rollout is significant because its the first time that tabbed browsing has been offered in a toolbar setting. "Its a more powerful functionality in a pretty robust tool offering, which already has a number of differentiators with form fill and the access to MSN services in the toolbar" Osmer said. "We announced we were going to do tabbed browsing when we released the final version last monthand here it is."
The upgrade will allow users to open multiple sites, each in different windows with a tab at the top, directly underneath the menu barwith the intention of making it easier to switch among pages.