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Firefox 4.0: Retarded User Interface Idea


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March 15, 2011

Why, oh why has Mozilla removed several functions from the menus in Firefox 4.0, such as 'close window', 'close tab', and 'web search'?

If I didn't know them already, it would now be difficult to learn the keyboard shortcuts for these functions. What's even worse is that it appears that the menus are actually different depending on how they are opened, by mouse or by keyboard: Keyboard users see one set commands, mouse users see a different set. This isn't just bad design, it's abominable trickery!

Now I have to peruse the menus once with the mouse and a second time with the keyboard to compile a full set of available functions in the program. By the time I'm done with it, I may have forgotten what I was looking for in the first place.

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