Why does Firefox 9 s*ck so much?
January 17, 2012 2:17 PM Subscribe
I "upgraded" (sic) to Firefox 9 and now cannot do the most basic things I am used to doing.
I just upgraded to Firefox 9.0.1 and I hate it. I suddenly can't see how to do the most basic things, like open a new tab (I used to right click on a tab and select Open New Tab). My webmail constantly reloads (which I am assuming is FF since it never did this before) and I hate that my desktop picture shows through into the browser, I find it very distracting and pointless. I cannot even see where to stop page loading! I liked the giant reload and stop buttons that used to reside at top left of my browser, and I cannot for the life of me see why they should have been taken away.
My questions are practical as well as philosophical:
1. Practical: how do I do/fix the above issues? Or do I just go back to the previous version and ignore the popups that bug me to upgrade?
2. Philosophical: Why in the world do companies release "upgrades" that just rearrange everything or even remove important functionality with no apparent benefit to the consumer?