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Re: iceweasel 4 on squeeze?

On 03/25/2011 06:19 PM, Scott Ferguson wrote:
On 26/03/11 08:40, Ron Johnson wrote:
On 03/24/2011 08:41 PM, Scott Ferguson wrote:
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
(as I do) dislike the way that v4 works.

I installed Firefox4 to ~/.firefox and Iceweasel4 to ~/.iceweasel4

How did you install IW4 into your $HOME? I don't think that dpkg has the ability to redirect output.

I've no idea if that is correct, I just did it to keep multiple browsers
and versions available for my profile. Alternative solutions welcomed.

I put FF4 in ~/bin/firefox.

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! :-)

Muscle memory and habit.

I also wondered where the "open in new tab" went - till I watched a
small child do it! :-/

I *found* it, but it had moved for no reason. Like a wife that rearranges the furniture for no reason except "I was bored".

Tabs and the search bar were the big UI advances in the history of
Netscape&  Mozilla.  The original (derived from Mosaic?) UI was darned
good as it was.

Hang in there - I'm sure you're not the only one. It's just a matter of
time before someone comes up with a theme that makes the 4 ui  look like

Most probably.  A similar addon (Old Location Bar) makes FF3.x tolerable.

My main motivation for moving to 4 was freedom from ffflash, and the
ability to build lighter netbooks.

Eh?  YouTube isn't the be-all and end-all of video...

The Win98/2K (originally from Win95???) Start button is still a good
motif.  Panels (originally from OSX?) and applets when *combined* with
the Start menu make it even more useful.

I seem to remember a Start style button on my first PS/2 - long before
Windoof 3.... (IBM OS2/Win32)

The Workplace Shell was pretty amazing.  I loved Warp 3 on my 486DX33.

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure
the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally
Samuel Adams, essay in The Public Advertiser, 1749

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