Dear Makers of Firefox,
What. In. The. Fuck?
One of you needs to get slapped upside the head.
I upgraded to the latest version of Firefox.
I was perfectly happy with the older version, but the incessant nagging to upgrade finally got the best of me.
I should have known better. The continuous reminders to upgrade to the latest version were ominously similar to Microsoft’s constant bullshit, and I should have taken that as an omen.
So far as I can tell, the new version and the old version are exactly the same – except Mozilla has changed certain browser functions for no conceivable reason whatsoever. And this is pissing me off to a degree you simply can not imagine.
I use multiple tabs. I normally have anywhere from ten to twelve tabs open at once. I have a particular set of websites open in a particular order. That’s how I want it. I don’t give a flying fuck if Mozilla doesn’t like it that way. I don’t give a flying fuck if you, gentle reader, don’t like it that way. I don’t give a flying fuck if the President or the Pope or God himself doesn’t like it. It’s my computer and I’ll damned well have my browser session arranged the way I want it.
Now, since version one, Firefox has always opened a new tab to the far right of the tab bar. That’s how it has always worked, and that is how I want it to work for now and forever. Period. I open a lot of temporary tabs when I’m doing research and I don’t want to have to fuck around when I want to close one, I just close the far right.
Except, suddenly, for no particular reason other than to just plain irritate the ever living hell out of me apparently, Mozilla decided that Firefox version 3.6 would suddenly change my settings and open new tabs next to whatever tab had the focus when it was called. And there is no control under options to change it back the way it was. Out of reflex I keep closing tabs I want open and leaving tabs I want closed. I want it to work the way it has always worked, I want my software to adapt to me, not me to it.
God damn it, Mozilla, did Bill Gates buy you out finally?
Changing my settings every upgrade is the kind of corporate assholiness that I’ve come to expect from Microsoft, seeing it happen with Mozilla is a foul and unpleasant surprise. Like waking up and finding you’ve been ass-raped. What’s next? Ribbon bars?
I’ve looked through the Tab related add-ons, can’t find one that will give me control over this function. I found a couple that say they’ll give me control, but none do. If any of you can tell me how to return my browser to its previous behavior, i.e. new tabs open far right, I would be eternally grateful.
And you, Mozilla, you should have to wear the Bill Gates Dunce Cap of Shame for the next month. If I wanted you to dictate how I use my browser, I’d use IE.
Keep this kind of crap up, and I’ll be using Google Chrome.