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16 December 2008 @ 09:50 pm
I must be going crazy.  
I loathe Firefox 3.

There, I said it. And you know, I feel better now.

I can not stand the address bar. I miss the old days when items in the address drop down were your most frequently visited sites. Ever since upgrading from Firefox 2, I can not for the life of me figure out how it decides what sites to list in the menu now.

Not to mention the fact that every entry now takes up two lines, and must show me the address AND title of the page, instead of just the address.

Today, for the umpteenth time, Firefox has rearranged my address bar entries, and is now showing me sites that I haven't visited in weeks, or even months! For example, Firefox is now showing a bank in my address bar, and I haven't been to that site in a very long time, as I closed that account more than a year ago. Why is it now one of the top 12 most frequented sites I've been to?

I've been a tremendous fan of Firefox since day one. And it pains me to think that I'm going to have to look for a new browser, simply because of one so called "feature." Oh, and I'm sorry, but the "About:Config" pages don't count as "configurable options." Kiss my ass, put it under the "Advanced" tab of the Options menu.

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Bandmanbandman on December 17th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
I love the address bar, or at least I did, after I worked with it long enough to figure out what the hell it was doing.

First, get used to the idea of not typing urls, at least not for sites you've been to before. Firefox remembers the url and the title, so tomorrow, if I wanted to go to your livejournal, I would just type "boy" in the url. There's an excellent chance that I would be able to hit the down arrow to highlight your url, and hit enter. And what's better, it remembers how frequently you use which url. Example: I've got a server on my network that hosts multiple sites. I just type the beginning of that server's name, and the sites show up in the order of frequency by which I visit that page.

There's also an about.config string to make it google any string you type, if it's not obviously a URL or a previously visited url. I can find it for you if you're interested.