Iceweasel sucks.

I knew this since quite a while, actually—most of the firefox developers seem to developing for something else than what I use; but, well, using something else isn't very appealing to me. Anyway, yesterday the Iceweasel 3.0 update came on my laptop, and I couldn't help but sigh. I hadn't tried anything, hadn't read any reviews, didn't know what would happen; but given their track record, I expected only problems. I wasn't disappointed. Or, well, I was, depending on how you look at it.

  • When I go to about:config, I want to configure my webbrowser. I have no need for hand-holding.
  • When I click on a link in a different application, I want you to open, not to steal my focus. I will decide who gets the focus.
  • The URL bar is slow and ugly. Having the title of a webpage show up there serves no useful purpose to me -- if I need the title, I'll go to the "history" part of that browser, that's what it for. Also, the underline-as-you-type nonsense slows things down considerably.

And that's only after a day. I fear the next few weeks. For the time being, hints on getting the above moronic stupidities gone (apart from the about:config one, which takes a single click) would be helpful.

And then of course I'm not even mentioning the fact that most of my add-ons don't work with 3.0 yet—but that is to be expected with a new brouwser, of course. At least flashblock works, which is the most important one.