Ya know, this whole issue really burns my butt! I don't get riled up about a lot of things, but when somebody sees fit to invade my computer and plant unwanted crap on my toolbar (which is akin to invading your home and planting a bug in your house) ... I really get ticked off!
They claim the internet is "the wild west" ... but we are not all cowboys and some of us do have ethics, believe in personal privacy and personal freedoms!
Why hasn't the government stepped in and done something about this "no holds barred" scummy behaviour perpetrated by large and seemingly responsible businesses?
I would gladly pay for a browser which only I can control and nobody can invade ... at least not legally!
I would like to control or ban all pop ups if I so choose ... and I do!
I would also like to keep a list of "do not return" sites which piss me off by disabling my back button or which are just so bad that I don't ever want to go back.
There are many things I would like in my personal browser which isn't controlled by the very companies which also happen to build or own search engines. Opera is one choice I suppose, but I don't really care for it.
Even in Safari (which I do like), Google has taken control of my search box and instead of delivering me to the Google page I have preset as my home page ... they force me to some spanish speaking Google if I use the search box at the top right of the browser. Its ridiculous!
I had to change my search box to Yahoo so I could search in English ... and I don't like Yahoo, but I hate being force to a Spanish Google even more!
Stop controlling my browser and forcing crap down my throat! You are really starting to piss me off!
I am the "queen" of my castle ... not you!