'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.

#21 Re: Re: Minimal intelligence

by jgraham

Thursday April 1st, 2004 3:14 PM

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Well the problem with the tooolbar customisation is that it's a little hard to find (the "Microsoft Standard" is to place that type of functionality under the Tools menu) and it uses a widget that isn't found anywhere else under windows (of course, it should be more familar to Mac OS users but windows users outnumber users on other platforms). The widget has the non-obvious effect of changing the behaviour of the toolbar buttons from buttons into movable objects. This is convenient when you get the hang of it, but there's nothing obvious to indicate the change of state (little grey borders aren't meaningful). Therefore, if the interface can't be made intuive somehow, itt would be very useful to add some text along the lines of "Drag icons to and from the toolbar" (that wording sucks but you get the idea)