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post #11 of 34
I know this.

It's a browser.

It will surf the internet.

You can't do much to a web browser as good as firefox.
post #12 of 34
You could make it all slow and call it Internet Explorer.
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Originally Posted by Homeles View Post
You could make it all slow and call it Internet Explorer.
Except IE is no longer slow.

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9.) Social Sharing from the URL bar to Facebook, Twitter, and possibly others such as Reddit, and Digg
If I can't turn this off or preferably delete it altogether then I will not be using Firefox much longer.
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Except IE is no longer slow.



If I can't turn this off or preferably delete it altogether then I will not be using Firefox much longer.
Why?

From what I understand it will only come up when you go on that website, and only if your tab is on that website.

I like their design. I think it's a great step forward for browsers and it's a good design to boot. More and more computing is going to be done through the web. There's really no contesting that. This is a nice, clean and logical UI design for the user.

EDIT: Also as somewhat of a side note, this ties in perfectly to what I've talked about previously with regards to cloud computing and application convergence. You've probably all noticed that browsers UI designs are becoming very minimal and some say they're "copying" Google Chrome in terms of its interface.

Irregardless of copying claims, features like this are going to set Firefox apart from the crowd, which is what will be needed now in a rich web and will help Firefox gain precious market share.

In the future you will be accessing your computing power through the web, so instead of the question being "How?" (i.e. a web browser), it becomes a question of "Which and why?" with regards to the service provided by a web browser. The better the service, the more it's giving the consumer, the better it does (generally).

Of course, there is an argument that services will eventually get to a point where they are nearly identical in features and then it becomes a question of "What?" as in "What do I get out of this service?". At which point, the web browser may start data mining the user and then changing the web browser based on how they use it. For example... If the user is zooming in a lot by using ctrl + scroll because they're visually impaired, maybe the web browser could start do it automatically for them what ever page they're on.
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post #15 of 34
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Except IE is no longer slow.



If I can't turn this off or preferably delete it altogether then I will not be using Firefox much longer.
Right, but historically it's been garbage. Was making a joke.
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Apart from the built in PDF viewer (at long last!) the other features don't interest me in the slightest.
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I see more crap in this image than it is Firefox related.
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post #18 of 34
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Except IE is no longer slow.



If I can't turn this off or preferably delete it altogether then I will not be using Firefox much longer.
Agreed.
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post #19 of 34
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my home button.... they move it... a lot

Lol nice one. Yeah I'm not so sure bout these updates - guess we'll have to wait and see.
post #20 of 34
give it another year and a half or so until Firefox 5 actually comes out. beta builds will probably come out by the end of this year.
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