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Firefox offers a couple of features that are important to me, and are pretty much standard fare for modern Web browsers: Pop-up blocking and tabbed browsing. The overall interface, however, felt more and more clunky as the week went on. I'm a big fan of keyboard shortcuts because they let me keep my hands on my keyboard instead of pulling me away to my mouse/trackball/graphics tablet when it is inconvenient for me. Translation: Keyboard shortcuts help me work faster and more efficiently.
Not sure about the Mac version but Firefox supports flipping tabs through the Control-PgUp/PgDn functions on PC. In my experience many of the Ctrl-key macros work with the Option/Flower key on a Mac. I haven't been able to test it though...
As far as the other commentor's question about Google Maps through Firefox on a Mac... May be a problem with Java.
Hey, Iv been useing firefox for about a year now... watching it develop, and get better over time... and this is my response to your article:
"For example, I couldn't move through browser tabs from my keyboard before first clicking on a tab with my mouse."
Clicking the tab with the mouse? I just use Ctrl+Tab (one would assume, that it would work on the Mac as well).
"The light gray default Web page buttons and ultra-subtle edges on form fields were a bit of a problem for me" Hmm... I agree (and I know this doesn't apply to this situation, because you said that you would not use ANY extensions/add-ons) but, there are many themes that are extremely easy to install for firefox, that would match the Mac OS very good.
I switched from Safari to Firefox a couple of years ago, when I realised that Firefox did not display correctly 2 important sites for me : Wanadoo/Orange (couldn't get access to my invoices !) and salesforce.com (some parts of it).
I miss 2 features of Safari in Firefox :
- syncing browser bookmarks to .Mac and other iSync devices : it would be nice if Firefox could integrate cleanly with the Mac syncing engine, even (maybe) sharing the Safari bookmarks
- Keychain integration : Firefox manages its own passwords internally, but they are not visible/managed within Keychain. Again, I would like to sync my Keychain Firefox passwords with .Mac et al., but I also like looking up forgotten passwords in one place only : Keychain
So, FireFox 126.96.36.199 on my Mac 10.4.9 does not work with Google Maps.
Am I missing a plugin?