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 ;-)"
#98 Re: Re: Most crucial usability bugs
Monday September 13th, 2004 3:33 PM
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If I understand the parent poster correctly, the lack of a "new tab" button refers to the lack of a new tab button on the tab bar itself (as in the Mozilla suite). It's possible to add a "new tab" button to the main toolbar, but it would be a lot more intuitive to add one to the tab bar itself. I really don't understand why this was removed--to "clean up" the interface? That doesn't really make sense; the tab bar is hidden by default anyway. Yes, I realize that you can press Ctrl+T (Cmd+T on Mac) or double-click an empty part of the tab bar, but neither of these are as obvious. But at the very least an extension exists, and hopefully the FF team will see the light eventually.