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July 2, 2009

SHOP TALK

We love Firefox but so far not the new upgrade. Problems include unexpected elimination of a number of our favorite add ons - such as one that copied both text and url at the same time - and an apparent refusal, when you load a group of tabs, to let you view any tab until they're all loaded. This makes you hostage to the slowest loading tab.

3 Comments:

Blogger BuelahMan said...

There has been an improvement in some areas where once I could not view some pages built for IE or Netscape very well, now the format is much better.

I hate IE, so...

I appreciate your blog very much, btw

July 2, 2009 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Etienne said...

Have you ever tried Opera, Sam?
I must say i never used Firefox much, so I can't compare, but Opera can't be beat in my book.

They've had tabs for ten years and other options you might find eventually in other browser(such as mouse gestures) :D

Opera processes tabs very quickly and memory-wisely. Why, i haven't used bookmarks for years! My opera opens up with the 20-25 pages I consult daily. And when i find an interesting page, i just duplicate the page with a speedy mouse gesture to peruse eventually.
40 tabs is a bit much though, but only because you can't see the icons anymore:)

And of course, the undernews are right to the left to start my day!

Enjoy your news offices, Sam!

July 2, 2009 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Mairead said...

There are a lot of sites that break Opera, though it has a number of features I appreciate.

I continue to use Firefox v2 because v3, despite the developers' aggressive pushing of it, is broken.

July 3, 2009 6:31 AM  

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