[Bug 252703] [NEW] UI design problems

John Vivirito gnomefreak at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 13:27:05 UTC 2008

Damien R. S. wrote:
> Public bug reported:
> Binary package hint: firefox-3.0
> I was upgraded to Firefox 3.0 by Ubuntu, and have a couple of problems
> -- perhaps not bugs so much as functionality taken away by UI decisions.
> * I use Gnome/Ubuntu, and can right-click on urls in terminals to have
> them open tabs in Firefox.  With FF 2, a minimized Firefox would jump to
> the foreground, but a Firefox in the background would stay there.  FF 3
> always takes the foreground.  Since I often open many urls at once (from
> an e-mail, say) intending to read them later, this is not the behavior I
> want.
> * Like many, the "awesome bar" is not awesome for me.  I was used to
> typing the start of a URL in the address bar and having it appear.  The
> new keyword search is not what I want.
> browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped;true made it more like what I want, but it
> still feels off, and there seems to be a shortage of remembered or
> searched URL.  And, of course, the new two-line display with large font
> for the description part means that less than half as many urls can be
> displayed by the dropdown.  Again, the change seems to have been
> introduced with no ability to go back to the old behavior.
> I am strongly considering going back to FF 2, balanced by the new Page
> Info functionality and the fact that FF 2 + Flashblock sometimes crashed
> closing a Flash page (not that I know yet if FF3 is better).
> ...and I got here by using Help -> Report a Problem in Firefox, which I
> thought would mean I'd be complaining to the Firefox team directly; I
> now see I seem to be in an Ubuntu system, which seems less useful all
> around.  My apologies.
> Ubuntu: 8.04.1
> Firefox 3.0.1
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Mon Jul 28 14:47:17 2008
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.2
> PackageArchitecture: i386
> ProcEnviron:
>  PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
>  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>  SHELL=/usr/bin/zsh
> SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686
> ** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
>      Importance: Undecided
>          Status: New
> ** Tags: apport-bug
Please report separate bug reports for each problem you are having.
Please remove flashblock and use our version in the repos it fixes alot
of bugs that upstream had. Closing bug as you have too many issues in
one bug report. please file separate bug reports for each. thanks

 status invalid

Sincerely Yours,
    John Vivirito

Linux User# 414246

** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

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