Tuesday, December 20, 2005

My Firefox 1.5 Mac OS X Annoyance

Jeremy Zawodny has a old rant about some annoyances running Firefox under Mac OS X. I would like to add my personal favorite Firefox peeve to the conversation. Why in god's name does Firefox 1.5 still not support reading the system proxy settings in Mac OS X. Sure, this seems like a small issue but for a user like me that travels between customers, my office, and any other place where I might get plugged into the net, the ability to set my proxy settings in one place and have all the apps recognize the change is a real timesaver. This is probably the single biggest reason I'm not using Firefox as my main browser. Until they fix that I can't even consider switching from Safari. Hey, Firefox developers if you care about user experience please add a few extra lines of code. You'll make some of us much happier.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to have the same complaint, as I was constantly switching between the Sun proxy when at the office and no proxy when at home.

I ended up using a Firefox extension you might also find helpful : http://www.roundtwo.com/product/switchproxy .

It's not as good as using the System Preferences automatically, but it saves you trouble of going into the FireFox configuration every time.

11:29 AM  

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