13 Dec 2005
switching from safari to firefox
recently, firefox 1.5
has become my default browser. safari has been my default browser since, but two things have finally broken the camel's back and made me switch:
2. the wealth of cool extensions for firefox finally swayed me. i've now got all sorts of cool extensions like webdev, adblock, showip and customisable search box
things i still miss from safari though, which means i might go back eventually:
1. nice interface. as much as i like firefox, safari does have the cleaner interface
2. the inquisitor plugin
from david watanabe, the creator of newsfire
3. the excellent safaristand sidebar
that displays thumbnails of the tabs in a style better than omniweb
also, i am using the reportedly G4 optimized version of firefox
rather than the stock standard one.
one final note, i had to manually go into the Firefox bundle to change a jar file so that i could use emacs keybindings
in the textareas and dialog boxes. why don't they make it default because it just goes against the grain of all the other mac apps that respect emacs key bindings.
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