I’ve been using Firefox 3 for a few weeks now, beginning with the second beta. For the most part, I’ve been pretty pleased with the b3 release. Its CPU usage still increases somewhat alarmingly over time, but I’m crossing my fingers that the developers will get that worked out before the final release. The one thing I haven’t gotten used to is the new placement of the Home button.
Since approximately the dawn of time, the Home button has lived on the Navigation Toolbar, but for some reason the Firefox developers decided to get fancy and move it to the Bookmarks Toolbar. Even though it was different, I can understand the logic behind the thinking so I decided to roll with it for a while. After a few weeks, though, I’ve decided that it’s not a change I’m capable of embracing. I just can’t get used to it. Plus, it takes up room on my meticulously organized Bookmarks Toolbar.
Although moving the Home button back to its rightful location on the Navigation Toolbar is an easy change to make, it’s not an obvious one. To move the Home button:
- Right-click on the button in the Bookmarks Toolbar
- Click the Customize option (this is the only button which has that option, which is why the process is not at all obvious)
- Ignore the panel that is displayed and simply drag the Home button to its desired location on the Navigation Toolbar. For me, that location is immediately to the left of the address bar.
It’ll be nice to no longer have to think about where to click in order to load my homepage.