Small differences in user experience can be more frustrating than big ones.
In Firefox, you have the option to auto-complete a URL by pressing
tab. I have become used to typing part of an address hitting
Safari auto-completes URLs by default. You press
delete to remove auto-completion.
Habit and this slight difference conspire against me:
- If I want auto-complete in Safari: hitting
returnmoves me into the search bar, attempts a blank search resulting in “bonk!” or an error dialog.
- If I type in a full URL, I find safari has tagged on some irrelevant location further down the site tree such as mid-transaction in my last ticketmaster purchase.
In this small aspect, I like the Firefox better. Auto-complete is something I should opt into rather than opt out of. Now if Firefox wouldn’t crash several times a day…