5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox

By | September 1, 2007 | 9 Comments


FirefoxIt’s time for my final “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like” post. Firstly it was Internet Explorer, then Opera and now… Firefox. For obvious reasons I won’t post “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Safari” as Safari 3 is still a beta. I hope that you enjoyed those posts, sooner or later I will come back to this “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like” posts again. Till then I hope that most of those reasons and/or problems/annoyances will be fixed soon. And here it comes…

1. Firefox needs to be restarted after each add-on and/or theme installation.
2. It has very less features so you have to install dozens of add-ons. Why I don’t like to install add-ons? See 1′st reason.
3. Poor download manager.
4. Sometimes happens when I click back (why can’t it just BACK?).

Firefox Error

5. I don’t know why but Firefox team ignores some of the security issues. Do you like that?

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • d

    I really dont like the 5th reason.
    Hope to not see unfixed issues someday,
    btw there are filled bugs in bugzilla unfixed since years.
    For example the page zoom feature was in development for 8 years lol (started in 1999 and finished in 2007),
    for me this dont sound very good for open source project, whole 8 years for one feature this is like Microsoft with IE 6 and IE 7 took almost same amount of time.
    Mozilla should improve this part and fix the “ancient bugs” faster.
    Its really stupid to waste time in tracking and reporting some bug and then surprise the bug was already reported before few years.

  • Mick

    Firefox is always in a catch-22 in the internet community. Some, like yourself, want all these different features built in because you don’t like add-ons. Others want Firefox to _drop_ some features because they feel Firefox isn’t light enough.

  • http://shoust.techwhack.org Simon Houston

    1 is slightly skewed, afaik you can install multiple extensions or themes before restarting. Although needing to restart firefox just to apply a theme is a pita.

  • Dan

    I think if you actually read the error message in 4, you would realize why you can’t “just go back”.

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

    I do understand, if every web browser would show this message then I would understand but with Opera I never had any similar problems when using BACK

  • http://my.opera.com/friend1250 Mynk

    “Firefox is always in a catch-22 in the internet community. Some, like yourself, want all these different features built in because you don’t like add-ons. Others want Firefox to _drop_ some features because they feel Firefox isn’t light enough.”

    how come then, opera has so many features, (infact most addons are ‘inspired’ by allerady avaible features in opera).. yet it is known to be a very light and fast browser

  • Marianne Hageman

    I HAHE FIREFOX. I WANT TO LEAVE IT.

  • Archy

    Regarding Step 1:
    You _do_ realise that Firefox’s boot times and ability to completely save & restore current tasks mean that this “restart” takes only a few seconds? Besides, you’re forgetting the fact that it actually has access to those resources – I don’t consider it a chore to wait 20 seconds when I am getting a new theme/addon/plugin.

    Regarding Step 4:
    Uh, I like the fact that Firefox is making sure I don’t pay twice for my order, or send the same email twice. That’s why it gives a simple warning. Sure beats “This window is trying to activate ActiveX content. Please remove this annoying message and get on with whatever the hell you were doing.” Meanwhile, Chrome’s probably saving and sending your Credit Card details off to some organised crime ring.

    They’re personal frustrations, obviously.

  • Bob Tompson

    seems to freeze with blank white screen when going in to bookmark link. not as user friendly as Google.