This morning, I was greeted by a Firefox alert letting me know that version 188.8.131.52 is available for installation. I decided to read the release notes, and found this gem among the info applicable to all systems:
When trying to print web pages with text areas, if the text area contains a misspelled word and spell checking is enabled, all the following content of the text area will not be printed. You can right-click in the text area and uncheck “Spell check this field” to turn off spell checking temporarily while you print.
Are you kidding me? I mean, we’re not talking about an edge case here — spellcheck is turned on in textarea fields by default, and there are a hell of a lot of people who print various forms they’re about to submit on the web as a form of recordkeeping. The folks at Mozilla decided that this rookie crap isn’t the sort of thing that should be fixed before releasing the browser upgrade? (And better still, it appears the bug was fixed back in December of 2006, but that nobody has deigned to include the fix in the current Firefox builds.) Awesome.