@consolidated.net> wrote in message
> FireFox is beginning to remind me of Microsoft. Just as I got
> comfortable with were things were at and how to do things, the
> programmers see fit to earn their keep by rearranging everything. I
> see nothing new that impresses me, just a whole new learning curve -
> is that your idea of customer retention?
I presume you are referring to Firefox 4 or 5. I agree. It's a real shocker,
breaking with the excellent traditions built up previously through the 3.6
> 1. The tabs moved to the position above toolbars - makes more sense
> visually to be in the old position below the toolbar
That can be fixed. There's a new option to select/deselect: Tabs on Top
> 2. Why take away the link "organize bookmarks"? My programming
> teachers taught me the less drill-down, the easier on users. Your
> programmers didn't go to the same school?
I agree. The Firefox bookmark system is klunky, for that and other reasons.
I would redesign it considerably.
> 3. Why was the "home" icon moved from the far left to the far right?
> Just to confuse users?
Maybe the programmer wore glasses and the left lens was dirty that day. :)
Actually you can rightclick a toolbar to customize and drag/drop the control
icons pretty much anywhere.
> 4. where do I organize my add-ons and configure them? I can't even
> find a list
If you have the Menu Bar active/visible: Tools > Add-ons.
If you only have the Firefox button showing at top left of browser screen:
Add-ons is in the dropdown list.
> Much more, but I quit...
> Time to move on - Google Chrome maybe
As you wish, but I find Chrome much less customizable. Apparently they don't
even have a bookmarks control icon. I also categorically reject their
automatic updates, which can't be changed to manual.
(XP Home SP3, FF3.6.18 default browser, FF5.0_portable with FF3+ theme,
Chrome11_portable, Opera11_portable, Iron11_portable, Maxthon3_portable,
Seamonkey2_portable, IE6, Outlook Express default mail/news)