No IE tabs before Longhorn

Here’s a great interview with Gary Schare from Microsoft. I’ve talked to Gary several times and appreciate that Microsoft is turning attention to third-party developers (like me) who built tabbed browsers long before FireFox (NetCaptor in 1998).

Here’s my favorite quote:

We’ve looked at whether you can add tabs through a browser helper object or some other way of extending IE, and it turns out you can’t.

Bingo. If I it was possible to add tabs to IE via a BHO or other addon, I never would have written NetCaptor.

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One thought on “No IE tabs before Longhorn

  1. I found that quite generous, too, that Schare mentioned three browsers by name. Let’s hope that even after Longhorn, there will be plenty of room for NetCaptor to capitalize on.

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