Mind mentioned the problems with MacIE, if that's what you'recommenting about here? I use it as my default and love it. Onlyarea it sucks in is rendering long-ass tables, but otherwise,it's rock solid for me.
Aren't they effectively the same?I tried mozilla for about ten seconds before I decided its UIsucked too much posterior for me to continue using it.
Aren't they effectively the same?
Technically yes. But the Netscape versions are far behind in theupdates. (Netscape puts them through quality control, whichslows them down)Not that quality control is a bad thing, just that Mozilla hasalways fixed bugs and added features you'll never get in NS.Not to mention all the marketing crap NS adds to the sidebar andsuch that you won't get with Mozilla.
Eh. The interface doesn't bother me. It's not what I'm used tobut I can deal with it. To me it's like new car reviews I'veread where the guy goes off on how much the dashboard designbothers him -- on the list of things I'd think about when buyinga car, that would be ranked pretty low.
BTW, those of you that have said the interface sucks rocks, areyou using the 'Modern' Moz theme? By default for a long time,the default theme was a NS 4 look-a-like, which does suck rocks.The included Modern theme is what most UI boxes look best with.Around 0.9.1 or 0.9.2 it got a nice overhaul and it has grown onme quite a bit. Also, there are new themes popping up and youcan grab them from within the browser (View->Apply
I just want a standard interface, using the standard Macwidgets. (Again, looks I don't care about, it's just thebehavior.)
It's a trade-off of UI feature portability vs. native widgets. Igot so sick of missing features in Mac NS vs. Win/Linux NS thatI'm happy with a standard cross-platform interface. I'm curiouswhat behavior you are finding most non-standard? Maybe it'sbecause I use so many different platforms regularly, but I don'tseem to notice much difference in how basic UI's work thesedays.
Well first off, as AX says, native widgets are faster.
On the bahavior: Popup menus don't autoclose until you click asecond time, same with contrextual menus. You can selectinactive items in menus (though it doesn't do anything)The "triangle factor" in heiracal menus doesn't workeither. Works just like crappy Windows. (Try moving to a lowitem in a sub-menu directly, don't go to the right then down.This works in ANY standard Mac menu. It doesn't in Mozilla.)Yes they could fix these. But wasn't the reason they did this tosave time? They already had to do a bunch of hacks to get thescrollbars to work right.There's other things too, thats all I could think of at themoment since I don't use it much. :)