Bringing a new (OK, refurbed) laptop to life. Jeez, there’s only so much of that I can take.
It came with FireFox installed. When you open a new tab the default is to present you with a screen full of things you don’t want. The concept of a ‘home page’ was, in part, developed to allow you to choose a page that you do want and to default to that. How big a leap of imagination does it require to realise that if someone’s set a home page then he might just want every new tab to open at that page ? Too big a leap for Mozilla, apparently. To do this simplest, most basic, most obvious of things I actually had to load a third-party extension to FF which I only stumbled across while attempting the third unsuccessful ‘fix’ suggested on Youtube.
Does anyone else remember a time when stuff either did what the customer wanted or didn’t. And if it didn’t the people selling it went out of business ?