Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Apr 2014 15:04 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Firefox 29 has been released, and the most prominent new feature is an entirely new user interface. It's smoother and less angular, and has clearly been designed to somewhat resemble Google Chrome. Hence, I personally think it's a major step forward - except for Firefox' version of the Chrome menu, which uses a grid of icons instead of a list (?!) - but I'm nearly 100% convinced many Firefox users will not like it. It's change, after all.

Luckily, Firefox is customisable to the point of insanity, so I'm pretty sure you can revert to the old look with the right themes and extensions.

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by Invincible Cow on Tue 29th Apr 2014 15:33 UTC
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Firefox' version of the Chrome menu, which uses a grid of icons instead of a list (?!)

I think using a grid instead of a list isn't bad per se. The problem is that the icons aren't grouped naturally in the grid.

The irony becomes complete in that they changed to a grid menu, while creating a menu button that looks like a stylized list menu (those three horizontal stripes) in the same revamp. Who got the idea of creating an image of a list menu to represent a grid menu? Fire him.

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