The new FireFox

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I’m a full time FireFox user, but I am going to quit using the popular preview release because I cannot get the tabs feature to work with any regularity. Tabs are a must for me, though the problem is probably just something with my system. The RSS feature is pretty slick, nearly simple enough for everyone to get some use out of.

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4 Responses to “The new FireFox”

  1. Ryan says:

    If you mean tab groups, that is rather frustrating. I hope this gets addressed soon.

  2. Mike says:

    Firefox still has some very annoying window handling bugs, which are in Bugzilla and haven’t been fixed as long as I’ve been using it. When you switch tabs in a window it doesn’t change the window title to reflect the active tab, and when the window has the wrong title, selecting it from the windows menu often doesn’t bring it to the front.

    I’m using firefox, but I find those bugs really annoying.

  3. Jon Gales says:

    I could not make new tabs, either with command-t or the new tab button. I had to command-click on links, and even those tabs were sometimes troublesome (nothing loading in them for instance).

    But it’s exciting to see what’s to come, I loved the new search feature.!

  4. DeWaun says:

    On Mac OSX, I have no problems making the preview release make tabs with CMD+T or File > New Tab. I wonder why that would effect some and not all downloads of the same version.

    My build is: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

    My biggest gripe, which hasn’t been fixed since build 0.8 is that when opening a link from another application (say Mail or NetNewsWire, etc.) Firefox still doesn’t open in a new tab (in the background) without an extra extension installed. Camino and Safari have this option built-in. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you all that a “power user” uses several tabs…All the time. And not only is it a hassle to open up new windows from every link (from another program) it also doesn’t put the window at the top left every time. It tries to stagger the window position instead of staying neatly in the top-left of the screen.

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