'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.

#33 Re: It's wise to pay heed to this article's compla

by jsebrech

Friday April 2nd, 2004 2:38 AM

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It would have helped had he said exactly what bothered him about the toolbar customization. I mean, I can understand not figuring out that a right-click on the toolbar will present a customize option, but customize is right there in the view menu, under toolbars, where you would expect it. And as for the actual customization dialog, how could you make that any simpler? It's simple drag-and-drop. Very, very straightforward. Criticism needs to be helpful. Saying the current toolbar customization isn't user friendly is not helpful unless you mention at the same time why you think that, and what you got hung up on.

The one thing I wish there was in the customization dialog is a cancel button. I believe any configuration action should be cancellable, and those that aren't should warn you they aren't.