Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:18 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones I've seen superlative after superlative concerning the release of Firefox 3.0, and in all honesty, it is making my stomach ache. Yes, Firefox 3.0 is a great release. It has a slicker interface (the UI on Vista looks quite pretty) and the use of native widgets in Linux is a very, very welcome addition. On top of that, it actually delivers what I was craving for the most from my favourite Windows web browser: much improved performance. But does Firefox 3.0 change the web, or alter the way we use the intertubes?
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by Invincible Cow on Sat 21st Jun 2008 07:43 UTC in reply to "Finally Zoom works"
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Frankly I'm sick of the "it has extensions, it can do anything attidute". I only want mouse gestures, and Firefox doesn't have an extension that actually works all the time (which is the whole purpose of mouse gestures).

No, I don't want mouse gestures that use a ton of CPU, stops working in forms and stops working randomly.

Maybe the idea is good, but as long as the extensions aren't checked for quality, it's a bit annoying really.

And what "slick UI"? I can't see it. On Windows I only see:
- Fade in, but not out(!) on tab buttons.
- Menu items aren't the same size. Some are 17px, others are 20px.
- Moving the cursor quickly over a menu header makes it look hovered, enen when not until a timeout.
- If you open the menu with the keyboard while the cursor is over a menu item, you need to move the cursor 2 pixels to activate that menu. The correct is 1 pixel.
- They still can't draw dotted rectangles around active controls without getting two dots beside each other (there should always be a space in between).
- They can't draw the dotted rectangles in the correct size either. They should be around the text on checkbox controls, but they are much bigger. And mis-aligned.
- The menu is placed in a toolbar, and they forgot to remove the top border on the toolbar.
- Etc...

Only very small things, but when there are so many of them, the UI simply isn't polished or slick.

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