id rather see windows wobble - than be locked into uselessness
perfect world... "Options"
*ps none of this is coming in ie8 - thats for sure - i just read the following: (winsupersite *hadnt been there in a while)
"Unfortunately, Microsoft can't respond to all of the requests it got for IE 8. Some items that will be passed along to the next release, I'm told, include more discoverable menus, full customization so that any command can be placed at the top level of the browser UI, more room for tabs, a full extension UI (similar to that in Firefox), and better discoverability for "deep" commands (i.e. those that are well hidden in the current UI).
And I have several prototypes of IE 8 user interface that Microsoft explored but dropped. The earliest was a ribbon-based design like that is used by several Office 2007 applications and has proven popular with users. Microsoft felt the ribbon UI was good for command discoverability, customization, and exposure of Activities, a new IE 8 feature (see below). But the ribbon was too big and inflexible, with a poor size to value ratio. It was considered pretty ugly by users and, more important perhaps, promoted commands over navigation, which doesn't make sense for IE, as it is a navigation-based application. In any event, the ribbon almost certainly won't be making an appearance in IE 8. But I know you're curious. Here's what it could have looked like."
*my one didnt push the regular bar down so much:
(warning: old - wouldnt do like this now)
The mandate must have been: The back button and address bar must be viewable at all times (i had them under home)
edit: the answer could be some type of animated menu system .. where it is ribbon/tabs but its also - like winmedia. It uses animation for address bar (hard to show in a screenshot)
too bad though. everything omitted (again) was everything im waiting for
*and just as an aside.. My version had almost NO text
. The ribbon's main feature is showing icons and a word or too. (graphical)
Worth noting... I thought anyway
*collapsed ribbon (small)http://www.channel9.ca/liveie/44.htm