Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!





Recent Entries
8 Terrorists Killed By Lack Of Due Process And A Combination Of One Hellfire Missile And Many, Many 30MM Rounds | Main | Obama v. The Iraqi Foreign Minister
June 18, 2008

Firefox 3... Sort of Sucks [someone]

And now for a small geek interlude.

So yesterday was supposed to be some sort of Download Day for Firefox 3, the new, improved, and allegedly memory-leak-free version of that non-monopoly browser.

Now I'm sure all the back-end improvements are very nice, but anyone who actually downloaded it may have noticed some unpleasant changes to the interface. First, the only good theme -- Pinball -- isn't compatible, and never will be. Second, the change from the address bar to the so-called "awesome bar" is pure application-destroying crap. Whose horrible idea was this?

If you want to return Firefox 3 to something approaching the previous, working address bar functionality, the following steps should help:
(1) Install the oldbar extension.
(2) Go to "about:config" (via the address bar).
(3) Scroll down to "browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped".
(4) Double click to set this to "true".

You can also tweak some of the other browser.urlbar.* preferences, but this is a start.


digg this
posted by xgenghisx at 11:31 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
cthulhu: "182 Hey Cooth, I got a kinda cryptic email from y ..."

Blano: "Today sucked. Sorry to bring the down to the O ..."

weft cut-loop [/i] [/b]: "Good gravy, made me thing Jackie Chan just ordered ..."

yankeefifth: "regarding november morons, it has been discussed b ..."

ColdBeer1 (Slap) ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s]: ""[i]whut? to many or too few ounces for da' beer g ..."

Anna Puma (+SmuD): "Good night everyone.Some exit music - https://yout ..."

A.I.: "[i] I swear - everyone I know was either born in M ..."

chi's sandwIch (previously shredded chi): "Thanks, everyone. BTW, here's what my doggeh brou ..."

yankeefifth: "and another thing, where the fuck is MissTammy? ..."

yankeefifth: "so did everyone shoot their bolts on the previous ..."

bernverdnardo: "More of an Ai Kurosawa fan myself ..."

Anna Puma (+SmuD): "U-110, a Type IXB class, did not sink.  The B ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64