April 20, 2006 at 10:44 PM by Dr. Drang
I’m giving Firefox another tryout. It was my main browser on Linux almost from the time it came out, and I’ve always used it on Windows when I’ve had a choice. I’ve never given it more than a few minutes of trial on the Mac--mainly because its startup time was always much longer than Safari’s and its advantages over Safari aren’t as great as its advantages over IE--but there’s a relatively new version out, and the attraction of its many extensions (especially Greasemonkey) is strong, so I’m going to stick with it for a week or two and see if it works for me.
- the focus always seems to revert to the left pane when I’d rather it stay in the right pane, and
- clicking on links opens up a new window instead of a new pane.
These have already made the Bloglines experience more pleasant.
I’ve also installed the wonderful CSkinner, which lets me override the CSS of a given page or site. This is particularly good for those sites that use fonts too tiny or with too little contrast for my mid-40s eyes.
It’s also nice to have a search bar that can search sites other than Google. I’ve loaded up Wikipedia, A9, del.icio.us, IMDB, weather.com, and Webster. The full list of search engines is here.