Archives for June, 2009

How to close the last/only tab in Firefox 3.5

I recently downloaded the latest version of Firefox. I quickly discovered that one of my favourite features was gone: the ability to close a tab if it’s the only one open. It’s turns out that the feature isn’t missing; it’s just no longer enabled by default. I figure this makes sense since a fresh install [...]

Trusting your users is hard for you, but good for them

Default options should handle the most common, most trustworthy case. Gmail got this right when they stopped asking for confirmation for users’ actions and started allowing people to undo them instead. For example, most of the time, I am sure I want to trash that email, so asking for confirmation does nothing for me; my [...]