dodecahedron wrote:back on topic - are any FireFox users experiencing the same things i listed in the first post, or is it just me ?
1. Are you talking about scrolling via keyboard key presses? If so, then yes I experience the same behavior. The keyboard focus stays with the current control until focus is explicitly changed by clicking on another control. But if you are talking about scrolling with the wheel on the mouse, then no, with my installation of Firefox the wheel scroll messages are sent to whichever control I am hovering over with the mouse.
I actually believe that in this case Firefox's behavior is correct (in terms of Windows look and feel as defined by Microsoft). Keyboard focus should not
change to follow a mouse hover. However, I guess since Microsoft wrote the rules they feel free to break them.
2. Yes, and I too find this annoying. I suspect, though, that this isn't purely a browser thing but rather is an interaction between both the browser and the forum software. Why do I say this? Because I can remember thinking to myself in the past, when I was still using IE, that I liked CDRLab's forum software better than CDFreak's because CDFreak's did the same thing: it put the smiley or other code at the end of the text rather than at the cursor point.
3. No, that doesn't happen to me, and that sure sounds like a bug. Are you using the latest version? Are you using a Hebrew localized version?
4. I haven't noticed that.
You missed one of my peeves:
5. In Firefox the address bar drop-down box of previously visited URLs is sorted by date originally visited rather than most recently visited. This has the effect of pushing the sites visit frequently to the bottom of the list where you have to scroll to find them while the sites you rarely visit occupy the prime real estate at the top of the list where no scrolling is required. This is exactly opposite of how I think it should behave.
I think I prefer Mozilla to Firefox, but I am using Firefox since I think it is getting more developer attention now and thus is more likely to be updated with bug and security fixes.