Soooo… just downloaded the brand-new Firefox 3 and I have to say, I’m a little under-whelmed.
First of all, I kept getting an error sound when I tried to click on anything. Had to force-quit. Eventually, through playing around with Spaces, I discovered that this window:
…spawns *behind* the main Firefox window on every start. I thought it must be some Google-related thingy so I un-installed every Google toolbar, Google Gear, everything.
But, nope, it still spawns. So, I have to switch to Space 2 and then back to Space 1 to see it and dismiss it before I can use Firefox 3. Not a great start!
Then there’s the bizarre text handling…
Now, I haven’t got any extensions installed now and yet, I get this in Google:
What the fuck? What’s with the squished text? Looks like anything in bold or underlined has come out at -150 ems.
And the weirdness appears in Gmail:
And even poor old Flickr:
Add that to the fact I’ve had at least two crashes in twenty minutes and it takes aeons to quit and I think I shall be sticking with good old Safari for a while!
Ah well, every new app has teething troubles! 🙂