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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Comment by ddc_
by ddc_ on Tue 29th Apr 2014 17:34 UTC
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IMO new UI is much worse then the old one. And my problem is not baby duck syndrome: I stumbled upon this change while experimenting with Windows 8 and Metrofox (back when this UI was only in nightlies, as well as Metrofox), and I didn't use Firefox before. Still, previous IE-inspired UI looked and behaved like native application in Windows, while the new one – as well as Chrome's – looks alien. Not that I care – I don't use Windows anyway – but I regard this change as a huge step back.

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