It just bloody sucks. It accesses your history for every instance where you (or the headertext of a site) wrote a letter or combination of letters, and then just puts its fingers down its throat and splurges it all over your screen.
If I type 'fo' I expect it to drop down with a link beginning 'forums' or something, not 'Search Results For...'
While the idea is quite a snappy one and not without potential for improvement, it actually reduces efficiency of browsing rather than improves it. It's a bit of a demoraliser if the biggest trumpeted feature of the new version is something that I immediately want to turn off. Even more so that the browser doesn't provide an option for it in the options menu. Thankfully it CAN be turned off, although I wish Firefox would provide a more user-friendly access to the advanced options. I know enough computer-newbs who would be scared at the thought of the about:config menu in the same way someone learning to swim would blanch at the thought of swimming the English Channel tomorrow. But...yeah, way to go. You put in a new feature and at least half your userbase are googling for a way to get rid of it. Sounds like another software company we could care to name...
Speaking of efficency, though, IE is less of a RAM hog now and the only reason I don't use it now is that its blockers are too annoying and tiresome and the interface is annoying. But seriously, is Firefox bloating up just like its forced-installed rival?
Edited by Ash, 01 September 2008 - 06:50 AM.