Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Tabbed browsing is pretty much the norm by now, with even someone like me (who disliked it vehemently for a long time) finally giving in and start using tabbed browsing (thanks to Chrome, by the way). Well, apparently, Mozilla thinks its time to move on. They believe tabbed browsing has become obsolete, and are asking users to come up with a better alternative.
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RE[3]: Uhm
by Glynser on Tue 19th May 2009 11:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Uhm"
Glynser
Member since:
2007-11-29

The problem is that you can only skip it once, and with the next restart, it gets downloaded and installed without a question. Yeah, I can see that it's important to be up to date (btw, I always install new Opera updates as soon as I can), but it's just annoying when you have to look up something very quickly and you're short on time, but then the forced update occurs and you have to wait and wait and wait.

And yes, this has happened to me more than just once in a lifetime.

I'd be glad if Opera had a more convenient update mechanism as well, but I wouldn't want it unskippable. I don't want the machines to take control ;)

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RE[4]: Uhm
by ichi on Tue 19th May 2009 11:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

then the forced update occurs and you have to wait and wait and wait.


Gotta love updates getting installed in the background while the app is running.

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RE[4]: Uhm
by ephracis on Tue 19th May 2009 12:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

So maybe this should work for most people:

1) Download updates in background and install without prompting (default)
2) Notify user of available downloads
3) Manual upgrades

Solution 2 and 3 would never force anything, and solution two would be discrete and non-intrusive. Solution number 3 would just be a button that says "Check for updates".

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RE[5]: Uhm
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 14:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Uhm"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

No. Browser updates should always be forced.

People who regard themselves as expert > people who really are experts. In other words, Google does it right: forced, silent upgrades for everyone using an open source tool.

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