Its been hardly two days since I’ve started using Firefox 2.0 and already I am starting to get bogged down by its seemingly backwardness as compared to 18.104.22.168. Now a newer version is hardly backward than an older one…but as the tagline of a useful website says – Because new is not always better! Here are a few features that I (won’t say I hate but) would like see changed in 2.0:
- Spell Check – Alrite! Who doesn’t want to be a spelling champ? I’m sure all of us would really like writing with no mistakes at all but there are times when we resort to minikets or plain ol’ abbros to put forth our ideas. And I sure don’t like the red line that draws across the misspelt words as if it were pointing out my mistakes! Of corz, one can turn it off but not permanently!
- Tabbed Browsing – Both the wonderful extensions that were responsible for some good enhancements of the already-potent tabbed browsing feature – TabBrowser Preferences and TabMix Plus – are not supported in 2.0. And now I miss the opening of bookmarks in a new tab or search results in new tabs. Agreed that itz not the fault of the browser (I’d rather blame the extension developers’) but it would have been nice if these features were incorporated within itself!
- Session Saver – There have been instances when I’ve accidentally closed the browser or due to some unforeseen events, it crashed and upon re-opening it, all my open windows were there for me to resume my work. Session Saving was Bliss!!! And now itz gone.
- Themes – Almost all of my favorite themes that adorned my 22.214.171.124 are now lying unusable on the 2.0. And though its not that big a loss, I kinda miss the look n’ feel of those themes….esp. the Ubuntu human one.
These and some other minor irritants do sour the experience that 2.0 offers me but knowing that the change is for the better, I’d rather move on and not mope around for the lack of these features. And now that I’ve let steam…lemme get back to more prosaic things….
Tags: Firefox, Browsers, Mozilla
The first thing that I noticed at WP today was that they have changed the layout of the ‘Dashboard’. Yep! The Dashboard now is presented in a neater layout with all the erstwhile horizontally-aligned stuff like Top Posts from around WordPress.com, Fastest Growing WordPress.com Blogs and Latest Posts coming into a vertical pane on the right. The leftside now contains a column labeled Your Stuff… which includes the user’s activity – chronologically. User-activity is sorted under headings of Today, Yesterday, This Week, Last Week and A While ago. This section not only contains the posts the user made in the recent past but also the comments he/she has made. While this new-feel dashboard is indeed innovative and feel-good….it will take some time to get used to
<Begin Lazytalk>Ho Hum! With WordPress folks releasing one nice theme after another, the past few weeks have been hectic for me and my blog! </End of Lazytalk> So now I’ve changed themes yet again…from Unsleepable to Chaotic Soul. this one’s a dark theme from Bryan who has made this from another dark theme. Dunno what that means! Notwithstanding all things negative said by people – like how white-text-on-dark-background gives them headaches etc – I kinda like this dark theme and esp. the comfy feel that the Black background offers….definitely homely. And the split custom header is an eyesore, esp. when one has a gr8 image up there but right now it suits my header to the T
Is it an eerie co-incidence thatI am making back-to-back posts related to James Bond? Naah! Not really, just happens to be working out thus. Now that I’ve re-watched all of the Pierce Brosnan’s Bond movies, its time to relive the other classics.Star Movies is telecasting all the Bond movies, weeknights at 9PM. The Bond movies extravaganza, aptly called Absolute Bond kicks off on Monday, the 30th of October with the telecast of the first-ever Bond movie – Dr. No. Starring the inimitable Sean Connery and a sultry Ursula Andress, the movie was the starting point of a cult franchise that spans twenty top-of-the-line movies. The Bond extravaganza will culminate with the telecast of Die Another Day on the 30th Of November. And thatz one whole month of Absolute Bond!!! A Good reason to be back home early…….
That word wasn’t created by me! I was thinking that quartet would have been apt but this quadrilogy somehow sounds more suave! Now, you might be thinking that that the James Bond Franchise has more than four films…so how the hell I ended up watching four! FOTM is, I watched the FOUR Bond movies that starred, IMHO, the best actor to have played Bond after Sean Connery – Pierce Brosnan.Though many may say that Connery was the best-ever, I think Brosnan more than matches him! And the less said about the newestBond on the block, the better!!!
During my recent visit home, I had laid my hands on this DVD having the four Bond movies that Brosnan had acted in. They were GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). And in all of them, Brosnan was quite the suave spy that Ian Fleming had intended him to be! Though I did dislike TND a bit, all the other three were fantabulous. The thrills, the chills, the chases, the stunts, the gadgets, the double-crosses, the marauding henchmen, the scheming villians, the sophisticated superiors, the funky cars, the swanky locales, the plush settings, the glitzy clothes and not to mention the glorious babes!!! All of them were picture-perfect. And of them all…..I find Denise Richards and Izabella Scorupco the hottest!!!
Mozilla announced earlier today, the release of the latest version of their FireFox browser. Thatz the FireFox 2.0 for you….
Mozilla today released Firefox® 2, a major update to its popular and acclaimed free, open source Web browser. Firefox is developed by an international community of contributors working together under the umbrella of the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit, public-benefit organization dedicated to improving the Internet experience for people everywhere.
Firefox 2 is immediately available for Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems as a free download from www.getfirefox.com.
Read the Full press release here
Now after the 2.0 Beta and RC 2.0 were released, though I downloaded it I did not install it! I was kinda waiting-in-the-wings so as to see what the enhancements would be and how it would scale up to all the extensions and themes of 1.5! I, for one, have a lot of really useful extensions on my 126.96.36.199. I would really be upset if they (or most of them!) become defunct with 2.0 Not every extension is upwardly scalable….I still remember I lost the really nice extension – Abstract Mouse.com’s Shared Bookmarks – when I’d upgraded to 1.5. So the upgrade to 2.0 final version will also have to wait for a few days!
UPDATE: Uninstall Firefox 188.8.131.52 Before Installing Firefox 2.0!
If you have Firefox 184.108.40.206 installed and want to upgrade to Firefox 2.0, uninstall Firefox 220.127.116.11 first. We’ve had a few reports of users having bookmarks go missing after upgrading !
Via Gyanster@FreeHyderabad Forums
Nope! Thatz not a new Radio Station that is coming up in Hyderabad but the FOTM is: Radio City 106.4 FM is changing its broadcast frequency to 91.1 FM effective from ( I think!) 27th October.
After Radio Mirchi, which had earlier changed its frequency from 95 FM to 98.3 FM it is the turn of Radio City now! It makes sense however…since in most cities, Radio City operates on the 91 FM frequency. Wonder how it had to settle for the Point One tag after the ninety one! So all ye Radio City lovers in Hyderabad…remember to tune into 91.1 FM from 27th October hence…..
Update: Wanna tune into Radio City over the Net? Click here to know how!
P.S: Why do I write about FM radios so often? Traffic??
Sigh! Had been waiting to pen this down ever since the chequered flag fell down on the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos on late Sunday (Indian Time). It was a bleary-eyed me that watched Fernando Alonso cruise on to take the second place in the race and notch up a second successive drivers’ championship crown. The title, however, was decided in Japan itself when a blown engine meant that title-contender Michael Schumacher would start on the backfoot in his quest for the title at Interlagos. All he needed was a spin from Alonso and a victory on sunday! But neither happened as Alonso drove a measured race from fourth on the grid and finished on the second step of the podium.
For the record, Ferrari’s Felipe Massa won the race, much to his and the delight of his home-crowd. He thus became the first brazilian to win the Brazilian GP since the late great Ayrton Senna in ’93. While Ferrari had won the battle, Renault won the War – having scooped up the Constructors’ Championship with a 6 point-lead over Ferrari. McLaren had a poor finish this year and have to do much better if Alonso is to have a hat-trick of titles!
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