Premte Peeves

I didn’t like Firefox’ new display skin on 3.6.x and I didn’t like losing ImgLikeOpera so I bit the bullet and installed Firefox 5.0.

Version 5.0 for Windows has a new look,
super speed, and even more awesomeness!

I don’t like Firefox’ new display skin but I have ImgLikeOpera back.

Firefox reported that FeedFilter (the lovely Facebook fixer) is incompatible with version 5 despite the Mozilla add-on page indicating it works fine. I updated directly from Russell Gilbert’s delicious Chocolate Software. The Skype extension doesn’t work but I don’t care, as long as Skype works.

The big issue is a small one. Firefox changed the display on 3.6.x so the default page display (images, fonts and so on) is T-I-N-Y. Emphasis added. The menu bar, bookmarks, and other operating controls are all smaller, too. Like 4pt in 1920 x 1080 resolution. That’s T-I-N-Y.

I hoped that was a quirk and that moving to Tuesday’s release 5.0 would take me back. Nope. And to make it more interesting, the implementation plunks a second and third icon on the task bar when the program is running and you open a window or two. I just ended up with three copies of FF open.

There is undoubtedly a way to fix all that but I haven’t found it yet.

It is wise to fix things that are broke. It is unwise to fix things that aren’t. Word.