Firefox 3 is now released, I've written up a list of the fixes I'd still like to see, to make the browser it deserves to be:
Form buttons that don't "click" properly, and end up just looking like they've been highlighted.
Option to stop sites disabling scroll bars
, and block detection of any right clicks.
A decent sized window resize on lower right hand corner (This could just be Ubuntu/KDE/GTK bug).
URL completion doesn't work from the character after http, currently I have to type https:// before it will offer me mail.google.com. At least it offers the SSL site from the history when I just enter mail.google.com.
Some passwords aren't saved always (http/s ones), currently every once in a while I need to log in to my netgear router, but sometimes Firefox doesn't populate the password fields, even though they are stored passwords! AutoAuth
is one workaround for a few of the cases :)Save Page
button that I've commented on before. Currently needs a way to save the page as a PDF file!
Quicker (or configurable) time-out on loading iframes, images etc from hosts which are down. let the rest of the page load. The problem is visible on any google cache of a site where the site is presently offline and the iframes/images still try and load!
Native support for common image types like TIFF which is still missing despite many sites using TIFF files in the IMG tag.
Unfortunately links stop working on a page the moment we click one, so even though the new page hasn't loaded, all the page is still readable, and links clickable, but none of the links work! Often we click a link, then see another, but we can't middle-click it to open in an additional tab, as would be handy :)
Firefox3 is great as it is though, a great development from Netscape and Mozilla Suite which went before :)
Labels: Firefox, Future, GNU+Linux