Mozilla Still Good After
32 Days"> Overall, I think IE has stronger bookmark handling, but Mozilla is close to IE here. I prefer IEs in-place editing features, and its approach of storing bookmarks as individual files because I can then easily move bookmarks between systems or selectively archive them, but Mozilla imported my IE bookmarks fine and reads IE URL files, so the transition from IE is smooth. Here are some IE strengths Id like to see Mozilla adopt in future releases. Theyre all small things, overall.IEs highlighting is also better. Its snap-to-word feature when highlighting text makes cutting and pasting easy. Mozilla also handles selection in its URL address bar in a way that keeps messing me uponce text is highlighted, a click-drag tries to move text (even though theres nowhere youd really want to move it). This behavior annoys when I click and drag sloppily to highlight the end of a URL in order to quickly delete itwhat actually happens is I end up moving one part of the URL into another part of the URL. Mozilla has learned a lot of things from IE, even while IE has stagnated through its 5.5 and 6.0 releases. Its time for IE to start picking up some of these new tricks itself. West Coast Technical Director Timothy Dyck can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Related Stories:
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I really like IEs smooth-scroll feature through a middle-button click. Mozilla uses this very effectively to open a new tab, but if not on a link when clicked, Id like to have the smooth scroll option. Its tiring to have to scroll with the keyboard or keep sliding the scroll bar handle.