INTAC_Internet_Access_Web_Hosting Index of all Linux for Microsoft Windows Users articles MozillaQuest MQ Logo
MozillaQuest the on-line computer magazine
July 4, 2002


EPIX Internet Services
MozillaQuest Magazine Front Page button

Internet & Web browsers button

custom Netscape & Mozilla themes & skins button

Digital Photography


IRC - Internet Relay Chat - Chat button

Linux buttonLinux for Windows Users

Mozilla button


Netscape button
network articles

tutorial - help - how to button

Web Page Design

Web Tools

Windows button

Konqi, the KDE mascot

Tabbed-Browsing Coming to KDE's Konqueror Browser

Mike Angelo -- 4 July 2002 (C)

Watch out AOL, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netscape! The Linux Desktop Browser War is heating up. KDE's Konqueror Web browser is about to get Tabbed Browsing. Please see Figure 1, below.

Microsoft does not currently publish a Linux compatible Web browser. However, the addition of tabbed-browsing to KDE's Konqueror browser is just another example of how the Linux desktop keeps getting better, and better, and better.

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) certainly has done lots to narrow the gap between the Linux desktop and the Microsoft Windows desktop. And the addition of tabbed-browsing to KDE's Konqueror browser is one more large step in closing that gap. In our opinion, the K Desktop Environment already is just as good as, if not better than, the MS Windows desktop.

Incidentally, once the Konqueror tabbed-browsing is fully integrated into the KDE binaries, Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) will be the only major browser that does not have tabbed browsing. Wonder if that will have any impact on Internet Explorer's estimated 90%-95% share of the browser market?

Figure 1. Screen shot of the upcoming KDE Konqueror browser with three page-display tabs opened. Please note the tabs are just above the displayed Web page. Konqueror has several sidebar viewing options that are not shown in this screen shot. (Adapted from a screen shot.)

Perhaps the best feature included in the recently released Mozilla 1.0 browser is its tabbed browsing (Figure 2). Mozilla's tabbed-browsing is based upon a Mozilla add-on, MultiZilla, created and developed by Henk-Johan van Rantwijk and a few others well before the Mozilla Organization decided to adopt a tabbed-browsing feature for the Mozilla browser. Incidentally the MultiZilla add-on has more features than does Mozilla's tabbed browsing.

Figure 2. Screen shot of the Mozilla Browser with six page-display tabs opened. Please note the tabs are just above the displayed Web page. (1.0-RC1 browser module -- 13 April 2002 branch build)

Linux browsers that currently have tabbed-browsing include Mozilla 1.0, Netscape 7.0-PR1, and Opera. Microsoft Windows browsers that currently have tabbed-browsing include Crazy Browser 1.05, Mozilla 1.0, NetCaptor 7.01, Netscape 7.0-PR1, and Opera. AOL-Netscape 7.0-PR1 is based upon Mozilla 1.0-RC2 code, which includes tabbed browsing. Stilesoft's NetCaptor (Figure 3) appears to have had tabbed browsing before any of the other browsers mentioned here.

Figure 3. Screen shot of the Netcaptor Browser with two page-display tabs opened. Please note the tabs are just below the displayed Web page's horizontal scroll-bar.

KDE's Konqueror with tabbed-browsing is not available in the binaries, yet. It is available via the CVS, however. So, if you want to try Konqueror with tabbed-browsing now, you will have to do your own compiling.

Konqueror is a very good Web browser and File Manager for Linux. It is an integral part of the K Desktop Environment (KDE) for the Linux operating system (OS).

In our Mozilla 1.0 coverage, we have pointed out that except for the Mozilla Tabbed-Browsing feature, there is no compelling reason to use KDE's Konqueror browser rather than the Mozilla 1.0 browser. Once tabbed-browsing makes its way into the KDE binaries, there will be little or no reason to use the Mozilla browser rather than the KDE Konqueror browser.

KDE includes the K Desktop plus more than 100 applications including the Konqueror file manager and Web browser, which is nicely integrated into the K Desktop. The complete KDE package also includes games, office and productivity applications, Internet and system tools, graphics and multimedia programs, development tools, utilities, and lots more.


KDE Project

KDE Artist (home of Konqi, the KDE mascot)

Related Articles

Copyright 2000-2002 -- MozillaQuest -- Brodheadsville, Pa..USA -- All Rights Reserved

Recent Articles

Red Hat Linux 7.2 Distribution Released

AOL 7.0: Good News for AOL Users & Microsoft - Bad News for Netscape & Mozilla

Mozilla Milestone 0.9.5 Browser-Suite Released

Netscape 6.2 Browser-Suite Coming Soon?

Mozilla Organization Opposes W3C (RAND) Patent Policy Proposal

Mozilla 0.9.5 Branched -- Buggier Than Ever

Patch Maker -- Mozilla Hacking & Patching Made Easy

SuSE Linux 7.3 Set for October 22 Release

Mandrake Linux 8.1 Released for Downloading

Mozilla Milestone 0.9.4 Browser-Suite Released

Belkin 4-Port USB Switch for Linux, Mac, & Windows

World Trade Center & Pentagon Aircraft-Bombings - Terrorism ? The Third World War - 11 September Massacre

Laptop & Notebook Docking -- Peripheral Device Sharing

Milestone 0.9.4 Delayed - Turbo Mode & Bugs Slow Mozilla Development to Snail´s Pace - Turbo/Quick-Launch Examined -- Is Mozilla Really Open Source?

Milestone 0.9.4 Delayed - Turbo Mode & Bugs Slow Mozilla Development to Snail´s Pace - Turbo/Quick-Launch Examined -- Is Mozilla Really Open Source?

Netscape Lays-Off Mozilla's Chief Lizard Wrangler, Mitchell Baker, & Others?

SuSE Linux Free for US High Schools

Mozilla Roadmap Update - Mozilla 1.0 Release Set Back to 2002 - Mozilla 0.9.4 Set for 7 September Release

Red Hat E-Commerce Suite - Open Source Software Plus Commercial Tools, Services, & Support

KDE 2.2 Released - Binaries and Source Code Available for Downloading

Mozilla AKA Netscape 6.1 Browser Source Code Released - Netscape Denies It Uses Mozilla Code for Netscape 6.1 Browser

Netscape 6.1 Browser-Suite Released

Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 - review

Caldera OpenLinux 3.1 - Open UNIX 8

Mozilla 0.9.2 Branches on Schedule, but with Many Bugs

Mozilla 0.9.2 Set for 25 June Release - More Mozilla Roadmap Plan Changes and Chaos

SuSE Linux 7.2 Ships

Mozilla Roadmap Plan Changed Again - Mozilla 1.0 Set Back to Q4 2001

Is Netscape Losing the Browser Wars? Part II: Why Are Major Linux Distributions Rejecting Netscape 6?

Is Netscape losing browser war

Red Hat Linux drops Netscape browser

Linux for Microsoft Windows Users #5: Simple Number Crunching, Word Processing, & Photo Viewing with the Windows-Like Desktop for Linux

AbiWord - A Free, Decent, MS Word Clone for the Linux, MS Windows, & Other Platforms

Linux for Microsoft Windows Users: #4-- Getting Started Using the Windows-Like Desktop for Linux

Linux for Microsoft Windows Users: #3 -- Making an MS Windows-Like Desktop for Red Hat Linux

Composer: The Netscape & Mozilla Graphical HTML Editor & Word Processor

Mozilla Milestone 0.8 Browser-Suite RPM Builds Released

Linux for Microsoft Windows Users: #2 -Getting Started with The Linux MS Windows-Like Desktop

Triple-Boot Caldera OpenLinux, Red Hat Linux, & MS Windows for Best of Three Worlds

Linux for Microsoft Windows Users: Introduction & Overview

Meet Bugzilla -- Mozilla's Secretary of Bug-Busting & Feature Requests Lizard

Computer Connections at Home, Office, & School

Some Basics for Computing & Networking Novices

dual-boot Linux & windows for best of both operating system worlds

New Browser War Heats Up -- But It's Netscape vs. Netscape

MozillaQuest the Series -- Building Your Own Mozilla-Based Web Browser:Branding your Lizard

How to Download,, Install, & Configure Netscape 6.0 Safely

MozillaQuest the Series -- Building Your Own Mozilla-Based Web Browser:Skinning the Lizard

MozillaQuest Magic: Enabling Changes Made to Mozilla-Based Browsers & Applications Chrome -- A Tutorial

Mozilla's ChatZilla, The Lizard Speaks:- IRC