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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Comment by rain
by rain on Sat 21st Jun 2008 09:07 UTC
rain
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It only works in Firefox, so as soon as you encounter a mailto: link somewhere else, your operating system's default email application will still launch. I don't see how this is revolutionary - or in fact even special. I'd consider it annoying since it breaks concistency. One application opens Yahoo! mail when clicking on a mailto: link, but the other opens Mail.app.


I haven't tried it, but isn't it possible to select firefox as the system wide mail client? Sure would be nice if that works.

Either way I think it's a nice feature since this has always been one of the drawbacks of using webmail.

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