In the last week we've seen the Firefox design team propose a few changes to the layout of the browser. In Firefox 3.7 we may see a prettier, translucent look with cues taken from Google Chrome.
Today we saw mockups of what Firefox 4.0 could look like, which takes things further by playing with optimal tab placement.
Many of us have a favorite browser for a reason, be it speed, design, compatibility, availability of plug-ins, or maybe it just came with your OS. But no browser is perfect, which is why there are continual updates.
What we'd like to hear about from you today is: How would you change your favorite web browser?
Customizations (moving buttons and tool bars) and custom themes would be cool.
Chrome is a bit too stripped down- I use gmail and have all of my bookmarks in the google toolbar, which I can't use with chrome.
I have the Opera 10 beta installed, and I've had some major compatibility issues with some websites that I have to use.
Firefox is my primary browser, and has been for quite some time now. I really hate how much it crashes lately. I like the previews of the new layout, but I need stability.
I would add the ability so show 2 tabs in a split-screen manner
-similar to a console's mutiplayer choices (top/bottom, left/right)
That would be kickass
Next get rid of these misleading/useless error messages: "Internet explorer cannot display the webpage" no kidding! ... WHY?!?!? Was it a timeout? Did the website return an error code? I want to have all that on the screen without having to go through extra clicks. Simmilar to the early days of IE when this "friendly message" option did not exist.
Another thing id like to see is finer grained text scaling. yes you can use the zoom option - but that zooms EVERYTHING. Id like to see a text size percentage just like we have for zoom.
- support for multicore systems (multithreading)
- better support for native 64bit versions (windows update gives you an error if you try to access the site with 64bit IE).
- find ways to reduce the overhead. website graphical content is big enough w/o having to add extra bloats from the browser itself.
Basically the best of everything combined.