they broke firefox

I faithfully updated my copy of Firefox when the browser notified me that there was a security update. What a mistake! The hyperlinking (clicking on links, bookmarks) is so screwed up it’s unbelievable. So far, the screwed up hyperlinking has cost me $5 when I had to click submit twice to pay for getting Firefox technical support.

The problem is this: when clicking on a link or a bookmark or typing an URL into the address bar, 95% of the time the link or address won’t work on the first try. If you click again, or reload again, it will work. The extra maddening feature is that this is not a problem 100% of the time.

DO NOT DOWNLOAD VERSION 1.0.1 of FIREFOX. Danger Will Robinson ... just wait until they fix the problem or until they publish a fix for the fix that doesn’t require dancing through hoops such as getting a fixed DNS which doesn’t work anyway ... (Yeah, I’m REALLY aggravated about this. Mozilla did a Microsoft.)

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03/04/05 at 11:27 AM
  1. Funny - didn’t have that difficulty with most of my machines: three XP SP2 PCs, one 2000 SP4 PC, and two of three Mac OS X machines.  The one miscreant machine’s woes were solved with a reboot and permissions repair.

    So….. i’unno.  Let me know what transpires.  They may even have it fixed in a nightly build.

    Good luck!  I’m in Somers, CT, for the weekend (visiting Kirstin’s folks). 

    Give my best to Stanley!

    Posted by Rudi  on  03/05  at  02:38 PM
  2. Maybe they did on the latest nightly build. Just downloaded and installed it again today—will let folks know if it did the trick. Hope so!

    Posted by lee  on  03/06  at  06:17 PM
Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

Next entry: this is a solution?

Previous entry: it’s march already?

<< Back to main