Hi, I just want to say, I'm done. For the past several years, I've put up with one detrimental change after another from the Firefox design team without any noticeable im… (read more)
Hi, I just want to say, I'm done. For the past several years, I've put up with one detrimental change after another from the Firefox design team without any noticeable improvements. Firefox is more bloated than ever and extensions still require Firefox to be restarted. These two changes people have actually clamored for for years. Instead we get UI redesigns that do not enhance an already functional browser.
There are very few things that I actually want from a browser.
1. '/' to search within page
2. drag tabs to create bookmarks
3. extensions that are not broken every six weeks by browser updates
Up until about year ago, that's what Firefox gave me. Now the only one left is number 1. I refuse to switch to Chrome, because it does not support '/' to search. And at the rate Firefox is changing to be more like Chrome, I expect it to be gone in 6 months.
Firefox 8 does away with number 2, so I'm done with Firefox. It's been a good run. I've loyally supported Firefox since 2004. I've promoted it to family and friends and convinced people to convert. Other than Microsoft Word, there is no computer program I have used longer. I hate to change now, but I just can't put up with it any more.
It feels like the designers suffer from the same arrogance lots of businesses display. I feel like the Firefox designers care more about the customers they are trying to get than the customers they already have.
Firefox 8 gave me the impetus to see what other browsers fit my needs. Opera 11 does that, so I am switching. I just wanted you to know why you have driven one loyal user away.