Kind of buggy, but has promise Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I'm an extreme minimalist when it comes to browser chrome and interface space. I want as much of the screen showing while browsing. So I love that this interface allows me to do what I want while not compromising usability (for the most part). There are just a few things I don't like so far:
-No back button. Confusing. I know there are a million ways to go back, but maybe just put one on the title bar of the window itself.
-No close tab button. I'm not a big fan of having to read documentation to figure out how to close a tab. Just put an X on it somewhere. I had a youtube video that I wanted to close so it wouldn't conflict with my music. My first instinct was to middleclick the mini-tab thing on the left, but that just made it disappear and keep playing. So I opened up the interface and middle-clicked the tab, which only brought it to the front. Then I remembered W and tried pressing it, but of course that doesn't work. So I had to Ctrl+Tab all the way around back to my current tab and press W. Eh.
-Ctrl+K doesn't put focus on the search bar for me. I have to click it to type. Not sure if that's just me, but it's lame.
-One of my top tabs is my router's authenticated logon screen. Every time my mouse rolls over it to get to my other tabs, it prompts me for a login ID and password with a focus-stealing dialogue box. Tweak the page previews to ignore authenticated pages.
Edit: Ok, so Ctrl+W closes a tab. I probably should have known that.
That's odd about Ctrl-K not focusing the input box. Does Ctrl-L or Ctrl-T focus the input box? And if it does, does pressing Ctrl-K cycle through the search engines?