10 Things We Would Like to See in Firefox and Chrome

By | September 15, 2008 | 6 Comments

10 Things We Would Like to See in Firefox and ChromeHere’s a nice post by Christian Zibreg called “10 things we would like to see in Firefox and Chrome”. He lists 5 must have features for each of those web browsers. The funny thing however is one of the comments:

Chrome:
1. Already done in Opera.
2. Has been done in Opera for quite a while.
3. Opera already does a large portion of this.
4. Opera already has some of the best privacy and security settings out there as well as most flexible.
5. I’m not entirely sure yet, but I would bet it wouldn’t be too hard to make Opera Mini work on Android, if it doesn’t already.

FireFox:
1. I do believe there is some code overhaul in plans already for Opera.
2. As you mentioned, basic Email client is already in place.
3. I actually find Opera’s implementation of custom searches from within the address bar preferable to Chrome’s, and obviously FireFox’s. I’d much rather have control over which site’s search I use. I find it simple enough to use “g texttofind” syntax.
4. Opera Mini.
5. While I agree that tab groups would be a nice feather, Opera already does “thumbnails” on hovering over each tab, ala Vista. As for the “special page when a new tab is opened” — It’s sad that it took another browser to make Opera’s innovative feature more known and accepted. Then again, same happened with tabs, long time ago.

So, instead of waiting for Chrome and FireFox to implement all these features, why not just use browser that already HAS most of them?


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  • Trn

    Damn the comment system they use is plain stupid…

    Email client… that’s what SeaMonkey is for.

    Search… is it really that hard to find right click > add keyword for this search?

    Mobile browser…Fennec

    About tabs… I’d rather see the ability to resize the tab bar instead of having to hover over each tab individually.

    Btw, have they fixed the themes and extensions in Opera yet so that you can actually extend the browser itself and not just add simple widgets? Also, do they still use a modular dialog for inline searching?

  • Charly

    Absolutly right!!

  • Cody

    “Btw, have they fixed the themes and extensions in Opera yet so that you can actually extend the browser itself and not just add simple widgets?”

    There is nothing here to fix. Opera has made clear they will only support widgets — something I do prefer compared to some unstable firefox extensions.

  • http://spencerrf.blogspot.com Roland3

    Totally agreed, Opera 9.6 BETA, rocks and faster!

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  • ash

    I have using Opera,IE and chrome browsers for long. I find opera the best . Page Translation option into spanish,russian etc like in Avant browser if added by Opera will add to the utility