Firefox Pre-Preview Release Available for Testing
Saturday September 11th, 2004
Asa Dotzler writes "We took one more important change into the builds last night, moving from a blacklist to a whitelist for external protocol handlers, so today's builds are the new candidate 1.0PR builds. If all goes well with these builds, they'll become the official Firefox 1.0 Preview Release builds on Tuesday morning. Please help us test these bits and if you find any major regressions, please file bugs and nominate those as PR blockers with the bug flag "blocking-aviary1.0PR?" so that the Aviary team will see.
Note that this is not the final 1.0 Preview Release. That will happen on Tuesday if all goes well with the testing of these candidate builds. We appreciate any and all help testing the candidates and strongly encourage you to report any problems. Only you can prevent buggy releases ;-)"
#23 Find as you type
Sunday September 12th, 2004 3:14 AM
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I really dislike the changes made to typeahead, or "find as you type".
First, it seems to be disabled by default. I think this is a mistake, it's a feature easily as cool as tabs and is now unlikely to be discovered by new users. Second, there doesn't seem to be any way to get the old behavior. When you enable find as you type in the preferences, it searches through all text instead of only the links. How is this then different from hitting control-f and performing a normal search? Typeahead was amazing because it made browsing with the keyboard so incredibly fast, selecting any visible link was as easy as typing just a few characters and hitting enter. Just my opinion.