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Comment: Re:Option to use the old UI? (Score 1) 190

by elcid73 (#32825266) Attached to: Firefox 4.0 Beta 1 Released

I understand, preferences are preferences, but tabs on top always made the most sense to me. The address bar is an attribute of the current tab that you looking at. Going back and forth in history, all are functions within the context of the tab- so it makes sense that the address bar isn't global. ...but like I said, preferences are preferences.

Comment: Re:We stopped using TiVo (Score 1) 490

by elcid73 (#31285030) Attached to: The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo

I had the same same setup. Plus, I had the first generation models that still had commercial advance built into it. Those were the days. I dumped it because I was tired of the hacked IR/remote solution and just went with cable provided PVR, which I regret now, although I did have an experience with Moxi DVR via my cable provider that I did enjoy. That was a decent UI

Comment: Re:Chrome? (Score 1) 346

by elcid73 (#30823524) Attached to: Why Firefox's Future Lies In Google's Hands

Why repair what is not broken?


As for a browser in a smart phone, I am not convinced either. The screen is too small. Netbook maybe, a netbook with a flexible screen may work too. Or a smart phone with a flexible attachable screen in a roll. But how to work on a mobile phone screen? It is just too small.

I don't do much work on my mobile phone anyway, but browsing the web, and doing quick queries, I do ALL THE TIME and I have my phone in my pocket all the time too. It's a natural fit- I only use my laptop a couple times a week nowadays.

Comment: Re:chrome is werid (Score 1) 346

by elcid73 (#30823414) Attached to: Why Firefox's Future Lies In Google's Hands

I do usability for a living, and know that consistency and 'expected" behavior/locations are very important. I'm at odds though on things like this- the reason I use Opera is because I like that the UI is a little different. I like that Chrome and Opera are willing to try something different in their UIs- frankly, that's one of the things I really like about Chrome is the absent menu bar. I've turned it off of my Opera installs for as long as I've been able to, (and I have a FF plugin as well doing the same)

Comment: Re:Lone Wolf (Score 1) 346

by elcid73 (#30822578) Attached to: Why Firefox's Future Lies In Google's Hands

I paid for Opera back in those days. Sure a free browser is nice, but I'm willing to by software, particularly software I use 99.0% of the time I'm on my computer. I always viewed it as: what's it worth to me to have a browser with mouse gestures and tabbed browsing et al? Certainly the price of a couple of meals at TGI/Applebees/Shenanigans

Free and crappy/boring wasn't as good a deal as the 20 or 30 bucks I paid for the best UI out there at the time.

A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.