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 tux68 on Sat 21st Jun 2008 08:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally Zoom works"
tux68
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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.


FireGestures 1.1.2 works here without a hiccup or any noticeable CPU usage..

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


The entire point of extensions is to give anyone the power to extend the browser; there is no central authority to guarantee uniform quality. However you can use the Mozilla website to give feedback and find a general rating for each extension.

And what "slick UI"? I can't see it. On Windows I only see:
...snipped list of issues...


I was unable to reproduce any of the above problems but i'm working on Linux so that may explain the difference.

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


Well your experience is very different from mine, but the real gauge should be how it stacks up against the alternatives. Personally I have a hard time getting very excited about a browser in the first place, but generally i find FF3 to exceed expectations and perform better than any other browser. I even like the Awesome bar ;o)

Cheers.

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