Today’s session with FFox started with matter-of-fact MONOlog box that informed me that new version of FFox is being installed. Not an option requiring a decision on my part, you see. Now they think I’m incapable of deciding for myself – or just afraid all users will say nay: and for a good reason. Suddenly, even though they tell me all my plug-ins work, 3 of them lost their desktop icons (only drop-down menu have traces of them), and one I cherish dearly is labeled “not supported by FFox-29 version”.
The whole interface now looks awful: tabs are not just slim slots, but take double vertical space on my laptop screen; things I previously had in the top menu are now hidden under “open menu-3-horisontal-lines” button, instead icons I DON’T need take up prominent real estate. In short, the screen now looks just like a hateful Chrome browser. Hey, Mozilla! There was a reason we chose to be your customers instead of Google Chrome’s!
Now, about that one missing plug-in. It’s called ForecastFox, and I thought it was actually associated with FFox itself – apparently, not so much. Add-on page where it is listed tells me it has 439,221 users, is rated 4 out of 5 stars by 750 reviewers and that it is not compatible with new 29 FFox version. Instead, this famous version offers WeatherNow – ~3657users, rated 3 stars by 11 (eleven!) people. What kind of logic is that?
Are they nuts? Or they actually hinting it’s time to look for some other browser platform?