[citation][nom]w0qj[/nom]From a former FireFox user who now regularly uses Chrome browser 8+ hours each day: FireFox developers are losing touch its customers, both consumer and corporate. And this is coming from a former user who had been around since FireFox Beta v0.7From my consumer browser user point of view:1) Frequent FireFox updates = Little or no Addon use.I've almost completely stopped using Addons long ago, with each new (frequent) FireFox update breaking a number of Addons, it's a huge chore just to keep my collection of formerly useful Addons compatible with each and every FireFox updates.Since I've stopped using Addons for the most part, I've switched to Chrome instead.1a) Improvements: Attempting to install Offline *.XPI addon files onto newer (incompatable) FireFox, FireFox should be smart enough to point user to the Addon's home page to download newest version (and hope that it's compatible!).1b) I still have one Addon that I'm still using, and Addon still breaks frequent, to the point that I've had to save both the *.XPI addon file, and the current FireFox build so that I can ensure my addon works when I need it to!!!!!! This is how bad things have become, users are always wondering if their addon will work with the next FireFox update...Pity the Addon developer...2) I switched to Chrome because of this bug that has been around for a looooonnnng time: "When I open link in new Tab, switch to it immediately." This option box is broken, I'm surprised this bug had not been fixed yet despite so many "frequent updates"!3) FireFox developers are losing touch with its users, implementing things that are not intuitive for newer users--meaning that this would not help entice new users to use FireFox:3a) Example: [F11] full screen mode, one would expect hitting [Escape] would abort this full screen mode. NO, you *must* press [F11] !What if user had hit [F11] by accident, he would not know how to revert back to normal FireFox mode!3b) My latest pet peeve with FireFox, why did FF developers leave out [F4] or [F6] hotkey for quick focusing onto URL address bar (for much faster typing in URL for faster navigation)??? Now you must use the mouse??? Internet Explorer can use both [F4] and [F6] for this function. Chrome uses [F6] for this function. FireFox does not do this at all now (hotkey shortcut removed)???4. Don't get me wrong, I'm a former FireFox who would love to get back into using FireFox. But above detailed reasons and detailed suggestions demonstrate why I'm *forced* by FireFox developers to switched to other browsers.******Hope FireFox developers are listening![/citation]
1) enable mod uses without version check, almost everything passed 4 runs flawlessly.
1a) thats a download at your own risk deal... and on the addon page for it, or in the addon itself it directs you to the home page.
1b) than don't upgrade right away, and if you need to, look for an alternative... if an addon isn't supported for 2 build of firefox, presume its dead.
2) is it realy that hard to get something like firegestrures? map switching tabs to right click left and right? now im speaking from someone who loads a crap ton of tabs, and opens new links mid articles, such as on wikipida. i don't want to go to a new tab every time i open a new one. also, tab mix +, everyone else uses it, may fix your problem.
3) i know no one who uses fullscreen, so lets leave that out. now with the f keys, that must have been a bug in beta 7, because beta 8, what i'm using now, f6 is the key... also still need to press 11 again. i'm assuming this is for a compatibility reason with a html5 possible function.
4) you werent forced, you based your hate off of a beta build than picked up chrome. you want to make sure your addons work without forceing them to work despite version... dont upgrade till your extentions are up to date.
you want f4 f6 or escape to close out of full screen, look into grease monkey and stylish. one of those should instill the functionality you want.
[citation][nom]cookoy[/nom]so versions 8 - 8.06 basically cover the same time frame as 8 - 14, but updates are only security patches and no new features. and when v9 is out and some companies want to use its ESR release you'd have 9 - 9.05 when v14 is out. and so on, 10 - 10.04, 11 - 11.03, 12 - 12.02, 13 - 13.01 and finally 14. that's 28 versions mozilla will be maintaining. stupid waste of resources![/citation]
um i think your math is VERY wrong...