'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?
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...