I know, I should let it rest for at least an hour or so before I start to dissect the browser, right? Anyway, the new version of Firefox is out today. Two good things I’ve noticed already: the functionality of the essential SessionSaver extension is built into the browser now (one extension nuked); and there is a spellchecker for fields that just works. So far, it’s tagged “SessionSaver” and “spellchecker” as not real words. Too bad, I’m keeping them.
The bad things I’ve noticed? It takes at least a tenth of a second longer to load. And, I can’t seem to get rid of the useless little green button next to the address bar. Even IE 6 allowed me to nuke the “Go button.” What’s up with those buttons? You’re willing to type the URL into the address box but you’re not quite capable of hitting the RETURN key when you’re done? Is it really easier to move your hands off the keyboard, move to the mouse, twitch it to the right, and click the green button? Naturally, I see this sort of wacky-ass behavior from coworkers and my boss every day, but they’re OLD!