Up until now I kept quiet, but removing the DOWNLOAD PROMPT was the last drop.
So here's my idea: DO. NOT. DROP. "OBSOLETE". FUNCTIONS.
Instead, here's what you do: Keep a "legacy settings" in preference, which should allow users to revert to the functions they are used to, and before every major update RUN A FREAKING POLL before CONSIDERING taking out an old function.
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The poll idea is interesting too...maybe we can explore doing some featured polls in the community moving forward.
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@Jon You can do polls in the community forum here but be aware that your results will be heavily skewed by sampling only the type of people who use the forum. I’d suggest announcing important polls on the “what’s new in Firefox” page that pops up after an update. You’ll still of course get results skewed by sampling only people who are opinionated enough to bother doing a poll, but at least it’ll be a broader and larger sample size of users.
There must be an option to put downloads only in /tmp and purge them automatically otherwise Firefox becomes unusable for me.
After all those UI mishaps this is certainly the worst "improvement" so far. Please concentrate on implementing HTML features, improving security and other relevant features and stop breaking the usefulness over and over again.