Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Firefox 2.0 sucks

There, I said it.
  1. Any option that I choose in the Preferences dialog crashes Firefox. The error is:
    (Gecko:4845): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_get_parent_window: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
    (Gecko:4845): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_is_viewable: assertion `window != NULL' failed
    (Gecko:4845): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_get_parent: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
    /home/rajesh/firefox/run-mozilla.sh: line 131: 4845 Segmentation fault "$prog" ${1+"$@"}
  2. Opening a web page with applets (using Java 1.5 plugin) causes it to hang, not always, but most of the time.

  3. Blogger's spell checker doesn't work.

  4. Right-click on GMail Notifier, choose Preferences: crash.

  5. Even when you've set it up so that links meant to open in a new window should open in a new tab, existing tabs are reused. Again, this is random.
Time to downgrade to 1.5.