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Re: iceweasel 4 on squeeze?

On 25/03/11 03:10, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 03/24/2011 10:21 AM, Tony van der Hoff wrote:
>> On 24/03/11 14:52, Ron Johnson wrote:
>>> Because of the radical changes in v4.0, I *strongly* urge that you
>>> install FF 4.0 to /usr/local/bin or ~/bin, since you or your wife might
>>> (as I do) dislike the way that v4 works.
>> Care to elaborate on what you dislike about it?
> A bunch of small stuff:
> - right clicking on a tab doesn't have "New Tab" anymore.

True. See the blue cross on the right-hand side of the tab? Clicking on
that will open a new tab. One click instead of two! :-)

> - When right-clicking on a link, the order of "Open in New Window"
>   and "Open in New Tab" are reversed.

With Iceweasel 4 on KDE4 and no themes or addons I have it as the first
choice, followed by Open in New Window, a divider, then Bookmark this
link. Ditto with Firefox 4 on Lenny with KDE 3.x many addons, no themes.

> - Tools->Addons opens a childish-looking Tab instead of the current,
>   functional window.

I don't have that! I used to have that with earlier versions of
Iceweasel and Swiftfox  - now it is a window in a new tab that opens.

> - The "Old Location Bar" doesn't work anymore.

Not sure what you mean by doesn't work. Both of mine do. Though the
location bar is covered when the add-ons window is open.

> - The new theme is, I think, stupid looking.

Easily changed - like the Iceweasel theme, I don't like the Firefox theme.

> Like GNOME v3, they're Fixing What Ain't Broken and that pisses me off.

I'm not sure what was broken in earlier versions (from my perspective).
While the UI has some small changes - and it "seems" to run quicker, I'm
yet to see any reason to migrate from 3.x to 4.x.

Note: I'm referring above to Iceweasel 4 on Squeeze, and Firefox 4 on
Lenny - I run a number of add-ons which might influence things, my
previous theme (KDE) didn't survive the upgrade.


> A: Yes.
> >Q: Are you sure?
> >>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> >>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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