Tabbed browsing comes of age

It looks like tabbed browsing will finally get the usability boost it needs in Firefox 1.0. A recent check-in adds the needed ability to open links from either a webpage or from an external application in a new tab instead of in a new window.

I can finally feel good about not working on the Tabbrowser Preferences extension. I had hoped this functionality would be added eventually anyway.

Preaching security to banks

I feel somewhat lucky in that my bank supports, to some extent, browsers other than MSIE. My one complaint is that printing in any other browser sucks.

There is a "print" feature offered following transactions (e.g., bill payments, transfers) that prints a nice transaction report. Attempting to use this feature in Mozilla Firefox or any other Mozilla browser may cause it to hang or at best simply leave you with a bad print job in your print spooler. Printing the entire webpage works of course, but I end up with a lot of garbage on multiple pages which I would prefer to avoid. Because of this small issue I usually just switch to IE for my online banking. No More!