Firefox Revisited

Posted February 7th, 2005 by kyle

My initial impression of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 a couple months ago was fairly positive, but I’ve soured to it since then. I already blogged about the HTML clipboard issues, but I have encountered more annoyances since then:

  • Memory usage seems excessive. Keeping Firefox open for just a few days results in memory usage over 80MB, compared to ~30MB for IE 6.
  • No tooltips displayed when hovering over images with an alt tag.
  • Focused (clicked) link not restored when navigating forward and back.┬áNow that Firefox 1.1 has been delayed and I’ve found a reasonable equivalent to Find As You Type for IE, I’ll be sticking with it, even as stale as it is.
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One Comment on “Firefox Revisited”

  1. Kinook Software Blog » Blog Archive » Review: Internet Explorer 7 Says:

    [...] Firefox is a decent browser. Many of the bugs have been fixed. The one thing that kept me from switching to Firefox in the past, full HTML format on the clipboard, has improved in newer versions (the source URL is now included), but the page title is still not added to the source HTML, so IE still works better when importing a selection on a web page into applications like Ultra Recall. [...]