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Since Firefox is all about extensions.. I dont expect switching before 1 year if ever.
Some great extension last update date from firefox 3.0. Others wont be updated anymore, e.g. FindBar, an extension I became dependent on.
Will new developers take over these abandoned addons?

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On the context menu, "Open Link in New Window" and "Open Link in New Tab" are reversed from previous versions.
I've been clicking the wrong one for days and can't get used to it.

Why bother? I just Control-Click on links to open in a new tab. Much quicker especially when I open a lot of tabs.
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i Mbutton the link to open

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Why bother? I just Control-Click on links to open in a new tab. Much quicker especially when I open a lot of tabs.

Because I only have the one arm...
Ctrl-clicking poses a bit of a problem for me.

No. Seriously, though...
Why use two input devices when you can use just the one?
Depending on my task, I try to roll with either all KB or all mouse, whenever possible.

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Keep asking myself ,"where the hell did the menu go? oh yea.."

It's hidden behind the Alt key. :p

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Keep asking myself ,"where the hell did the menu go? oh yea.."

It's hidden behind the Alt key. :p

;) yea figured that one out.. Can it be made persistent?

On the context menu, "Open Link in New Window" and "Open Link in New Tab" are reversed from previous versions.

Being clicking the wrong thing here also.. Plus its harder to get use to as I still have my other laptop with ff3 ( using now )..

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Can it be made persistent?

View -> Toolbars -> Menu Bar. Then the big orange button disappears...

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You all seem so change-resistant ;)
The menu bar being hidden frees up more screen space, I have had it hidden since v2.something
tabs on top is amazing once you get used to it (stolen idea from chrome imo)

Ditto on the MButton for opening links.

IMHO, Chrome is better due to sheer speed, sleekness, and cool-factor. It has a good web-dev tool built in too.

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You all seem so change-resistant
The menu bar being hidden frees up more screen space

Opera did this a while ago. I hated it, but now I'm used to it (love it, no. but not bothersome). And there is an option to switch back.

tabs on top is amazing once you get used to it (stolen idea from chrome imo)

Stolen from Opera 7 (2003) :lol: (or was it Opera 6, beta, 2001?)
edit: yup. Opera 6. they called it "Document Windows".

IMHO, Chrome is better due to sheer speed, sleekness, and cool-factor. It has a good web-dev tool built in too.

Reminds me of Opera :twisted:

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Can it be made persistent?

Then the big orange button disappears...

I'm suffering IDE atrophy again..thnx

Stolen from Opera 7 (2003) :lol: (or was it Opera 6, beta, 2001?)
edit: yup. Opera 6. they called it "Document Windows".

IMHO, Chrome is better due to sheer speed, sleekness, and cool-factor. It has a good web-dev tool built in too.

Reminds me of Opera :twisted:

Heavy Mallet with seal of authenticity over here plz :mrgreen:!

BTW Both FireFox ver3-4 and Chrome use way too many processes,
on MSOS's anyway, pfft :cool:..

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Okay. You asked for it :p
[*:17k9i8hy]Sheer Speed (also note the overall scores towards bottom)
[*:17k9i8hy]Sleekness (customizable skins, reposition everything. custom buttons, custom Javascript buttons, hide/show anything, addons, widgets, much more.)
[*:17k9i8hy]Cool Factor: Don't be associated with the childish FF fanboys. What's cool about using a browser that a bunch of children always draw the FF logo Eating/beating/killing other browser logos? And constant braging everywhere you go stating "FF IS TEH BEZT BROWSER EVA!!!"? nothing. Join the mature side of browsers :)
[*:17k9i8hy]Good Web-Dev Tools Built-in
[*:17k9i8hy]Opera 6 had tabs in 2001 (possibly even earlier)

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Okay. You asked for it :p
[*:1wmkcm88]Sheer Speed (also note the overall scores towards bottom)
[*:1wmkcm88]Sleekness (customizable skins, reposition everything. custom buttons, custom Javascript buttons, hide/show anything, addons, widgets, much more.)
[*:1wmkcm88]Cool Factor: Don't be associated with the childish FF fanboys. What's cool about using a browser that a bunch of children always draw the FF logo Eating/beating/killing other browser logos? And constant braging everywhere you go stating "FF IS TEH BEZT BROWSER EVA!!!"? nothing. Join the mature side of browsers :)
[*:1wmkcm88]Good Web-Dev Tools Built-in
[*:1wmkcm88]Opera 6 had tabs in 2001 (possibly even earlier)


lol, I like both firefox and opera. I like alot of the web dev addons for ff, but other than that, I tend to kind of hate what's happening to ff and the direction they're going with it. Well I mean speed and resource wise. Now I basically just use chrome or opera for browsing, and ff for web dev that I'm getting back into.

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I have to reply about speed. I have found that in my experience, Chrome is the 'fastest' for overall use. Example: Canvascape (oops, seems to have been hacked) if you can find a cached copy, set the quality to high and walk around.

Google's UI is my favorite, the animations which don't hog resources at all, incognito mode, etc.

As for tabs, I don't care who had them first, Chrome handles them best.

Chrome's start page is the best start page I've ever seen, not a 'homepage', but instead a list of top 8 sites and recently closed tabs.

Resource-wise, Chrome is great also. I don't care about memory, RAM is there to be used. But CPU, Chrome never uses even 7%, and I have never had Chrome crash on me.

How about safety? that's one area where I can't say much. Chrome has fewer holes than FF or IE, but I don't know about Opera. With the McAfee SiteAdvisor plugin, I haven't been infected since I installed Chrome.

I have to concede to Chrome's installer sucking though. It really does suck.

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I have to concede to Chrome's installer sucking though. It really does suck.

Not sure what you mean by that... It takes like 5 seconds, no clicking next 10 times etc. Super easy. You would appreciate it if you installed chrome on a lot of computers (which I do).
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Not sure what you mean by that... It takes like 5 seconds, no clicking next 10 times etc. Super easy. You would appreciate it if you installed chrome on a lot of computers (which I do).

I mean that it's silent and installs for only one user off in a hidden folder :!: