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    Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    Maybe I'm overlooking something obvious, but has the Tools>Read Mail menu option been removed from FF2.0? I can't find this anywhere.
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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    The read mail menu item & icon have been removed from Firefox 2. You can get the functionality back by using the Get Mail extension

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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    Thanks Tony - works fine. Any idea why it was removed from Firefox 2?
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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    The bugzilla report explains why they removed it.
    #306453 [Firefox:Menus]-Remove "Read Mail" and "New Message..." from Tools menu [All]

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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    Bugzilla report #306453 explains nothing. It only demonstrates that a clique of propeller-heads has hijacked some aspects of the FF development effort. I mean, c'mon, since when has email been considered a 'bug'? From some of the comments it appears they are too thin-skinned to admit they made a mistake. For 99% of the online world, the internet means browsing AND email. What else is there?

    The same holds true for putting the close button on each tab as opposed to one close button at the end of the tab bar. What a horrible idea. Now I have to hunt for the active tab in order to close it. I don't care what eye travel and motion studies NASA did on this. If the vast majority of users want it to remain as is, then leave it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. At least this problem can be fixed without installing an extension.

    A new version/release of a product must add features/functionality... not take them away.
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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    <hr>A new version/release of a product must add features/functionality... not take them away.<hr>
    The new feature is... ease of use. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Personally, I pay no attention to what my browser thinks about my Inbox, and I close tabs using Ctrl+w. Accordingly, I'm not in a position to judge whether something significant has been lost here. I just want to point out that a "clique of propeller-heads" runs the entire thing.

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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    I applaud the move to placing a close button on each tab. I don't recall if it was this way originally, or if it was an enhancement I used in a previous version, but I missed that functionality when it was taken away.

    As Jefferson has said, Ctrl-W works very well at closing the current tab, and that is what I use nine times out of ten.
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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    Chris,

    I don't recall that functionality ever being there in previous versions, but I could be wrong.

    I guess this whole discussion revolves around workflow and usability features. Some people find it easier to use a keyboard even with its obscure and nonintuitive key stroke sequences. Me, I'm a mouse man. I can't see how releasing my mouse, finding a clear spot on my desk to put down my sandwich, pulling out my keyboard tray and hunting around for the Cntrl-this or Alt-that makes life any easier for me. It's also not clear to me how the absence of the email button on the Navigation Toolbar makes FF more usable for Jefferson. He doesn't have to use it and, if he so choses, he can remove it. Why can't I chose to leave it there without resorting to extensions that may or may not work in the next release?

    I guess saner minds prevailed with the Tab close button. While the close is now on the tab, they at least left the option to restore it to its proper place at the end of the Tab bar. This is fair for both the keyboard people and the mouse people.
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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    When is Service Pack 1 expected for Firefox v2.0? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> !

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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    I suspect the first update will be within 60 days. But there still will be a zero there... 2.0.1 <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    "Never install any software whose version number has just a zero after the decimal point..."

    Oops! Left out the 'just' in the previous post... !

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    Re: Read Mail (Firefox 2.0)

    There will be 2 zeroes, it will be version 2.0.0.1

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