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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Text Ads In The Posts

By | September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

I bet that you really don’t like them, don’t you? Good news, no more text ads with tiny pop-ups in the posts.

Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (31 Aug 2007)

By | September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

FirefoxYet another weekly build from Firefox team. Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8. As you can see from the changelog there are still so many bugs, but that’s why this is an alpha version. Changelog:

Fixed:

  • [Core:Layout]-BandRect.mFrames should be created as an nsAutoVoidArray [All]
  • [Firefox:Bookmarks]-Bookmarks menus should be sticky (should remain open in some cases) [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-SVG image has no horizontal scrollbar [Win]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Extension Manager. prototype._shutdown shouldn’t call gOS.removeObserver(this, “profile-after-change”) unless ExtensionManager.prototype. observe(subject, “app-startup”, data) has been called [Win]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Deadlock when _win32_scaled_font_create fails and calls cairo_scaled_font_destroy [Win]
  • [Core:SVG]-Simplify SVG frame initialization [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-DM should restore the database state gracefully after a crash [All]
  • [Core:XPCOM]-ASSERTION: should not have buffer of zero size [@nsTArray base: :EnsureCapacity] [Mac]
  • [Core:SVG]-Incorrect gradient transform inside filter [Lin]
  • [Core:Networking: Cache]-”ASSERTION: AtomImpl not thread-safe” within nsCacheMetaData::MetaElement: :~MetaElement [Mac]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Form to file a bug is missing from MSAA tree [Win]
  • [Core:SVG]-Some values of pointer-events not working [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Bookmarks “star” panel should capture keyboard shortcuts [Mac]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-native system colors on windows are in monitor color space [Win]
  • [Core:Editor]-[FIX]typing text on last line and pressing enter moves cursor below bottom of text box [All]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Assertion: What’s this case?: ‘result == 0 || result == 1′ in gfxFont configUtils when different fonts have a common family name [Lin]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Warnings when accessible relations queried [All]
  • [Toolkit:Storage]-Add a closeDatabase() method to mozStorage [All]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-remove unnecessary docshell usage from cocoa menu impl [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Session Restore]-”quit” should be capitalized in “Save and quit” option of session restore dialog [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-UI to provide access to extension options from app options cut off [Win]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Check for updates is offering incompatible updates [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-Ensure a11y support in breakpad [Lin]
  • [Core:DOM]-Dangling pointer in nsXULPD GlobalObject leads to mem corruption/crashes [Win]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications:Reporter]-Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Restart button in Installation tab remains grayed out after an update of multiple extensions [Win]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]-Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIFDecoder2::DoLzw] [Win]
  • Download now.

    Opera 9.5, More News About Opera 9.5

    By | August 31, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Opera 9.5It’s coming… “Opera Desktop Team” provided us even more details about upcoming Opera 9.5 (Kestrel) release, post includes information about: Performance, Site Compatibility, Accessibility, Operating Systems (OS) Integration, Opera Mail and more. You can read their post here. That’s not all of course, I think that you will be able to see most exciting features only after Opera 9.5 alpha release. Enjoy.

    5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Opera

    By | August 31, 2007 | 14 Comments

    OperaTime for some more critics and as I promised, it’s “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Opera”. You can check my “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Internet Explorer” here. And here we go…

    1. No intergrated spell check. So you accidentally can type with some erors (?).
    2. No “smart” auto update.
    3. Where’s auto-complete when filling various forms? Few fields is not enough. I wish to have this, even Internet Explorer has that.
    4. Can’t remove “Widgets” from menu as well as delete multiple wands. I like clean browser.
    5. RSS news placed in the “mail” folder. I was making a backup of all my files but haven’t made that “mail” folder backup as I wasn’t using mail. Seems RSS news items were placed exactly there so I lost all of them.

    Tomorrow you will see “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox” post.

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (30 Aug 2007)

    By | August 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxTried Opera Mini Beta 2 already? It’s time to move on then as there is another nightly build from Firefox team. It’s Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8, 30 Aug 2007. There are still many bugs in this version but it’s not a final release, Firefox team is working and trying to fix all of them. Now straight to the point, changelog:

    Fixed:

  • [Core:DOM]-support document.element FromPoint(x,y) [All]]
  • [Firefox:Migration]-Importing bookmarks from Opera does not work [Win]
  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-send time-since-last-crash with crash report [All]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-Provide access to extension options from app options. [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-New starring, bookmarking and tagging UI [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-append the default bookmarks when first run migration from IE, Opera, Safari, etc. [All]
  • [Core:Layout: Fonts and Text]-”layout.word_select. stop_at_ punctuation” preference no longer works [Lin]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Pass aExtraState as nsnull to GetFinalState() if not needed [All]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Can’t “View image” moz-icon: images [Lin]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-Don’t do ARGB->RGBA translation in nsClipboard.mm [Mac]
  • [Toolkit:XRE Startup]-Trunk builds on Mac do not quit from menu after first window is closed [Mac]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Console warning in nsAccessible: :GetFinalState() appears to be a real bug [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-GetARIAState() called twice when we get a state [All]
  • [Other Applications:DOM Inspector]-panel toolbar issues [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-Downloading files can randomly fail. [Win]
  • [Other Applications:DOM Inspector]-Opening DOM inspector enables accessibility globally [Lin]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Core:Editor]-[FIX]typing text on last line and pressing enter moves cursor below bottom of text box [All]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]- select listboxes have erroneous internal padding [Mac]
  • [Core:DOM]-Dangling pointer in nsXULPDGlobalObject leads to mem corruption/crashes [Win]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications:Reporter]-Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Restart button in Installation tab remains grayed out after an update of multiple extensions [Win]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Auto-complete]-Location bar auto-complete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • Download now.

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    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Released

    By | August 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2Good news everyone. Opera Mini team are happy to announce that Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 was just released. You may download it now from Opera Mini home page. This build introduces various bug fixes as well as new features. So let’s start from the beginning and see this, Beta 2 release changelog from Opera Mini Blog.

  • Added encryption
  • Added multi search, with shortcut: ‘#’+’9′
  • Added Create search from form field
  • Added Landscape mode, shortcut: ‘*’+’#’
  • Added support for small anti-aliased bitmap fonts
  • Added content folding
  • Simplified setup process
  • Improved image quality
  • Improved fit to width mode rendering
  • Simplified settings page
  • Added native blackberry menu
  • Allow Blackberries to accept the EULA via the menu
  • Fixed decoding of images that were skipped when partially above the window
  • Added clock adjustment setting
  • Changing the font size via settings now clears the document cache
  • Now saves full screen mode between sessions
  • Dialogs are now displayed with round corners and alpha channel overlay windows
  • Secure connections
  • Delayed randomess gathering for secure connections until first real page request
  • If you want more detailed changelog, be sure to check Daniel’s changelog post.

    I will get back to Oper Mini 4 Beta 2 review as soon as I will test it.

    Opera Mini 4 Features List.

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    5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Internet Explorer

    By | August 30, 2007 | 9 Comments

    Internet ExplorerIt’s time for some critics I guess. There are more than just a 5 reasons of course. But thought to start something like “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like…” topic. Who knows, maybe it can help web browsers developers (or maybe not).

    1. It’s slow.
    2. Lot’s of bugs (insecure).
    3. Slow development.
    4. Only basic features.
    5. It doesn’t support web standards.

    Tomorrow I will be posting “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Opera”, then “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox” and so on.

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    Waiting For The Opera Mini 4 Beta 2

    By | August 30, 2007 | 5 Comments

    I guess everyone is refreshing my.opera.com web page every few minutes…

    Error

    And one more…

    Error 2

    This is my favorite one.

    Error 3 Opera

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    Waiting.

    Sony In The Partnership With Opera Software

    By | August 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

    BusinessOr Opera Software in the partnership with Sony? Sony Electronics made a deal with Opera Software and chose to use Opera browser for their new BRAVIA Internet Video Link. With this BRAVIA Internet Video Link (currently available in the USA only) you can watch internet video from various providers and as Sony says itself: “It’s like extra channels for your new HDTV.”

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