Top ten Firefox browser annoyances

As seen by a Mozilla Suite user: Almost everyone outside of Redmond who has used one of the IE alternatives agrees that Firefox and the Mozilla Suite are much better than Microsoft's "integral-part-of-the operating-system, yes-I-swear-under-oath-it-can't-be-removed" pain of a browser (even while it can be removed). So, I'm not going to write an article praising Firefox or Mozilla, the rest of the press has done a good job. In fact, I'll do just the opposite: I'm going to write about some of the key problems I see in Firefox, in the hope that perhaps it will help counter the "we're the best of the world" feel good attitude I've encountered lately from those in the Firefox camp.
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His list:
1) Language packs
2) Patches
3) Applications bundle
4) Firefox Mailer
5) Gecko Runtime Engine
6) No splash screen
7) No Client Customization Kit
8) FTP uploads
9) Tabbed sidebar
10) Future direction of Firefox
11) Instant Messenger

I have to at least agree with point 2 and 7. And I think we got point 8 already, dont we?

April 25, 2005 11:33 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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We have 8 sorted in an extension (FireFTP) but not in the core. Personally I feel that's how it should be.

Site icon Comment by Neil T. [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 26, 2005 12:00 AM | Permalink

The way l10 works currently poses a security threat to many users whose language-packs weren't released simultaneously with the EN-US version.

They usually take a week or so to be released, despite being primarily a security-fix release, not having interface or feature changes.

I also believe a language pack is easier to deploy on multi-OS environments, but I believe some people won't agree with me.

It used to be worse for brazilian users, with the core translators forcing conditions other translations didn't have (eg. not making XPI packs available).
But since even those XPI files aren't available anymore, I guess it's worse for everybody.

/anyway, sorry for any grammar or spelling mistakes.

Comment by rubens at April 26, 2005 03:42 AM | Permalink

Well I have to admit, the lack of splash screen makes this browser completely unusable!!

This is an annoyance (albeit minor)?!?! I think that says it all, really...

Site icon Comment by Stuart at April 26, 2005 02:20 PM | Permalink

פכים קטנים הקשורים לדפדפנים, בעיקר מתוך בלוגים בנושא. פיירפוקס 1.0.3 עברי לחלונות- גירסת התיקון הזו נשלחה (בעיכוב) לשרת של מוזילה. למי שממהר, ...

Site icon TrackBack from מקבץ בלוגיאדת דפדפנים (וגם קצת בוץ) at April 29, 2005 02:08 AM | Permalink

I really need a splash screen, dont be ellitist!

Comment by xef at May 3, 2005 02:10 PM | Permalink

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