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FireFox 4: Bad Software by Committee

I just upgraded to FireFox, and though I am generally a fan, I have a few concerns. On the good side, it does appear snappier. On the down side, it took me three tries to finally install the thing. I also don't like how the tabs are nearly on top of the page. Not to mention the fact that I can't seem to find the homepage button anywhere. I'm sure I can figure it out eventually, but they don't make it easy.

Finally, bookmarking is still far from intuitive. When you go to bookmark a page, it is truly a Mickey Mouse operation to put that page in a pre-existing folder. I ain't the smartest guy in the world, but this really should be a snap.

And FireFox is incapable of properly sorting your bookmarks alphabetically. FireFox 4 has some of my O's after my R's. Come on guys, get the basics right before moving onto to crazy advanced features few of us need.

Oh, and try to delete a bookmark by right-clicking -- the delete function is grayed out... So now I have to go to organize my bookmarks to get rid of just one? Oh, and now Organize Bookmarks is mysteriously hidden. What a joke.

Oh, and it crashes more than a George Michael sports car.

Maybe I should give IE 9 a whirl. What say you? Do you find the same FireFox glitches that I do? Lay it on us at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/06/2011 at 1:18 PM


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