I still find myself using two browsers in my daily browsing. My default is Safari but I occasionally need to pull out Firefox to handle things that Apple's WebKit doesn't yet grok.
As the kids on South Park would say: this sucks ass, dude!
I really wish I could make Firefox my default browser and never have to deal with Safari. There are so many kick ass plug-ins available, but Firefox seem to want to make my browsing painful in very small-but-important-to-me ways:
- Apple-M doesn't minimize the browser. WTF?! How the heck does one minimize the browser using the keyboard? It's in the "Window" menu, but the option is always greyed out. Apple-H works, but not Apple-M. Safari works as expected with both.
- Firefox doesn't use Emacs key bindings. This one mystifies me because nearly every Mosaic/Netscape descendant product I've used (at least on Unix) had Emacs key bindings--you know, things like Ctrl-A for "go to beginning of line" and so on. What the hell is up with Firefox here? Safari has excellent key bindings. This is my biggest annoyance.
- The "close tab" button is in the wrong place. Seriously. Try Safari for a few days and then go back to Firefox. Tell me that it doesn't make more sense to have a "close tab" button on each tab. Heck, even Galeon had this years ago. Come to think of it, I think Galeon also had Emacs key bindings.
Now, Firefox is extensible enough that all this stuff should be fixable, right? Has anyone produced a "make Firefox act like a real Mac OS X application" plug-in?
I sure haven't found one.
If you know of fixes for this stuff, please drop in a comment. If you have similar annoyances, please list those too. I'd love to know what else I haven't yet discovered.
Posted by jzawodn at September 03, 2004 08:48 AM