Project Spartan: the address bar at the bottom for mobile phones

Project Spartan is the code name for the new browser created to replace Internet Explorer starting with Windows 10. The browser is intended to be a universal, fast replacement for all device types. It is a Modern app, however, it comes with some "classic" features compared to its touch-based predecessor, Modern IE, which shipped with Windows 8. Spartan features mostly the same hotkeys as IE and the layout of its window adapts to various types of devices. Today more details have become available on Project Spartan.

As you might have noticed, Spartan features a tabbed browsing interface with tabs at the top. The user can enable or disable the Favorites bar for quick access to his favorite pages. However, there is no option to move the tabs to another location.

Today, a new screenshot (which could actually be just a concept) was discovered:

In the image above, you can see the address bar at the bottom in the Spartan browser running on the smartphone, which is a good decision because the user should always have such a choice.

If Microsoft plans to implement this behavior in the browser, they will have a competitive advantage over other browsers. With tabs at the bottom, you need to make less finger/hand movements, especially if your smartphone has a big screen.

What do you think about this idea? Would you like to have tabs at the bottom in your smartphone browser?

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Project Spartan: the address bar at the bottom for mobile phones”

  1. I am used to address bar at the top since Windows 3.11 so not sure if this will go well with me. :D Hope user has the choice to decide where one wants.

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