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It does matter to me. When I'm working I often have a large amount of tabs open. Side tabs let me view more tabs at one,which top tabs can't since they don't let me view more than ~10 at once. Furthermore, screens are wider than taller, while webpages scroll up and down. Makes much more sense to have all the real estate you can get vertically, while the tabs go on a sidebar.

I spend several hours every day on a browser, switching tabs hundreds of times. I am measurably and subjectively more efficient with side tabs than top tabs. Why is this something that doesn't matter? It's not trivial, I literally cannot browse without side tabs without getting annoyed. It's absolutely not a waste of time and code if it's important to people.

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