Slew of browser updates lately: Mozilla 1.7RC2, Camino 0.8b, Opera 6.2 for Series 60, Dillo 0.8.1. I just tried Camino 0.8b on my dual 1.25GHz PowerMac G4 and its interface has seen a significant upgrade.Check a screenshot here.
Except one bug (some times new windows are open when you middle-click a link to open on a new tab) and the fact that the new tabs are only ~16 pixels high –making them really difficult to target quickly with the mouse (I request for 4-5 more pixels vertically while removing 2-3 pixels from the right side of the “Close Tab” buttons)– I find Camino an excellent browser, which I believe is even simpler than Firefox, yet full featured (btw, is there any way I can make the Google input box a bit smaller? I love that resizing feature on Safari: I have its Google input box always on minimum size which is enough for the few times I am using it, and by doing that I am saving real screen estate for the URL bar which users are using more in comparison).
Camino now features a new bookmark system, similar to Safari’s and Epiphany’s.
While performance-wise Safari is still the best (scrolling up and down and resizing any Gecko browser’s window is distractingly jerky on OSX, while Safari is always smoother), Camino does a promising come-back. If they address my above (and other people’s) nitpicks, Camino can easily become the No2 Mac browser again (let’s face it, what ships by default with the OS is difficult to dethrone).