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why doesn't firefox EVER explain its terminology used on it website?..For example: explain the difference between windows and tabs?

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Why doesn't firefox EVER explain its terminology used on it website?..For example: explain the difference between windows and tabs? I use a desktop, not a phone. Much of your terminology used for example is meaningless to desktop users.

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RJK7 said

For example: explain the difference between windows and tabs?

Hello RJK7,

You could of course "google" and find these articles :

https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/t/tab.htm

https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/w/window.htm

I use a desktop, not a phone. Much of your terminology used for example is meaningless to desktop users.

As I don't know what terminology you are referring to, I can't come up with a proper answer (other than : ask, or "google" .... )

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One explanation of tab that is often overlooked is how that term relates to pre-computer days; file cabinets and file folders, where there is typically 5 to 8 "tabs" (for 11" wide folders in the US) showing across the width of the file drawer to allow for labeling of the contents of each separate folder. The tab allows the viewer to see what they are looking for when each folder doesn't have many papers contained in each folder. In the early days of PC's many applications related their terminology to office practices and their similarities to a new software feature as it was added to the application. As the folder get thicker and folders are deeper in the file drawer the "tab" may not be needed to view the labeling area, but it's there all the same. (hey, I am 70 yo and started my first business in 1974, 10 years before I got my first computer for my office i 1984; and early adopter of PC's for a small business especially in my filed of endeavor)

IMO, the old Mozilla Suite (which is the original source of Firefox) was the first to introduce "tabs" for a web browser user interface back in Aug, 2002. Netscape 7 also got "tabs" at the same time, too; that Netscape version was also taken from the old Mozilla Suite, which is now known as SeaMonkey.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab_(interface)

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