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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3 is the Ugliest Browser Yet

It's a bit trite for a blog post, but seriously, Firefox 2 looked way better than 3 on Windows. If you customize the toolbar (via right click) to use "small icons", its marginally better, but people actually spent time working on the design of this UI, so I shouldn't have to fix it for them. Everyone would have been much better off with the third party Firefox 1.x theme Charamel.

I haven't used the Mac version yet, but it appears to have the same heinous icon problems. Look at Safari and try again please.


  • Aesthetic issues aside (I actually think it looks okay) -- the Awesomebar.

    Oh mans, the Awesomebar.

    Being quicker and more stable, with the new memory manager, that's pretty okay too :)

    By Blogger Alex R., At 6/17/08 5:23 PM  

  • Yes! I'm very happy with the speed improvements. Previous betas were too unstable for me to appreciate their speed. Firefox is showing notable improvements in apps like Gmail, where I have previously gone out of my way to use Safari/WebKit (now with more wildlife)

    I haven't used any new features, tho... do you have any favorites?

    By Blogger ynniv, At 6/17/08 7:46 PM  

  • Oh, I didn't realize that "awesomebar" was a technical term (I thought it was just random word modification). I actually don't like the changes to the location bar very much, other than that autocomplete updates very quickly. It now includes many different things, which makes for a lot of noise. Maybe it's a feature that will grow on me, only time will tell.

    By Blogger ynniv, At 6/17/08 9:57 PM  

  • Personally, I'm quite happy with FF3 for the speedups...

    And the awesomebar is nice, it's great being about to autocomplete a URL by associating it with page title.

    By Blogger Graham, At 6/18/08 5:55 AM  

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