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[Monday 19th March 2007 at 5:52 pm]
Thomas

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So, I've just installed Firefox and am looking for a user-agent switcher. I find one, and click the download link. Guess what appears?

"Firefox prevented this site (chrispederick.com) from asking you to install software on your computer."

So, apparently sites that aren't in a whitelist aren't even allowed to ask if I want to install something. I apparently have to tinker with the options to add the site, which at first glance would let it auto-install updates but merely lets it get as far as prompting me.

Which leads to the next annoyance: a "Software Installation" prompt that forces me to wait 5 seconds before I can click "Install" every time that window gets focus. So alt-tabbing between it and Semagic resets the 5-second counter.

Oh, and then it wants a restart, and doesn't think to show a "Restart Later" button. Now, closing that pop-up by other means doesn't restart the browser, but seriously folks, *think* about the user interface.
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