Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Aug 2011 21:27 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has already done a lot to clean up the user interface of its successful web browser, but it would seem they're not yet done. As someone who finds the current interface a little... Chaotic and distracting, I'm quite happy with the changes they're currently proposing. They basically pointed at Chrome and said "pretty much that".
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by shmerl on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Feeds button in toolbar is very different from the feeds *indicator* in the address bar. I.e. it doesn't indicate anything, unless you try to click on it to test if feeds are present. Absence or presence of feeds indicator on the other hand prompts the user that feeds actually exist for some page. That's why extension was needed to compensate that.

Using Esc to close the search toolbar is not comfortable, if search toolbar looses the focus. It'll require you to click on search toolbar first, and then hit Esc. Too many extra mouse + keyboard manipulations IMO, in comparison with just doing Ctrl+F.

That's why I use these:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/rss-icon-in-awesombar...
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/find-toolbar-tweaks/

Edited 2011-08-02 15:09 UTC

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