[I’ve studied an immense amount the past 38 hours; this is a brain break while watching the terrible but enjoyable Gladiator.]
Someone recently linked to my old post on firefox nitpicks; I’ve also been using firefox three this week. Time to revisit…
- direct bookmarks from url bar: ffox’s new ‘awesomebar’ is really quite nice. Finally caught up to ephy :)
- bookmarks, generally: tags! woohoo! again, ffox catches up.
- theming: new ffox is impressively integrated with gtk/gnome themes. There are some details that aren’t right- HIGginess generally- but still, overall, very impressive- can’t have been easy.
- printing dialog: still not native; gets more painful now that the gnome printing dialog exposes lots of cups functionality. (Who knew my printer could do double-sided printing? Sadly, ffox still doesn’t, though apparently epiphany doesn’t expose the full functionality either.)
- history in new tab: still doesn’t work. Yargh. At least there is a plugin.
- window icon: booo.
- clutter: seems to be about the same, overall. Still really should follow epiphany’s lead of separating preferences and personal information.
Ahead(?) of epiphany:
- prism: prism is awesome; ephy should have done something like it ages ago. (Not actually integrated into ffox3 yet, but… details.)
- speed: I actually have no idea how fast ephy is these days, but I can’t ever remember having a browser launch as fast as ffox3 does. Very impressive. Probably helps that I’m back to nearly-no-plugins state as a result of the upgrade.
The ffox guys should be proud- this looks like a very nice release, if still not perfect.