'PC World' Looks at Mozilla Firefox 0.8

Thursday April 1st, 2004

The May 2004 issue of PC World features a short article about Mozilla Firefox 0.8. Reviewer Tom Spring likes the new download manager and the range of extensions available but concludes that the browser "remains too geeky for nontechies" he said it took him half an hour to master toolbar customisation.

#20 Re: Re: Half an hour?

by dan123

Thursday April 1st, 2004 1:05 PM

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It could have been the spacers as well. I needed to experiment with them for a minute or two the first time I saw them and I'm a geek.

I think the toolbar buttons in the panel need to show the same tooltips as the toolbar buttons in the browser area. Spacers need a tooltip with a brief description (e.g. 'This spacer expands to fill the available space pushing the toolbar buttons either side along the toolbar').

Also some brief text in a title bar or at the bottom (e.g. 'Rest the mouse pointer over a button in this panel for a description, drag buttons to and from the toolbar above to customise it').

I'm not sure if a recycle bin would be a good idea as that might be confused for another button.

Hopefully Someone Important will see this...