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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It's just a UI change. All the stuff is there, just in different places. Since I don't use Chrome (except a bit of Chromium in some Linux distros) and I prefer to use the drop-down menus, accessible with Alt, maybe it doesn't affect me as much.

I read it helps on touch enabled devices. I really think it does, isn't that hard to see that the new menu is more usable that way.

As for being a Chrome look-alike, so what? Plagiarism is the highest form of flattery. And it helps with Chrome users that want to try Firefox.

As for the rest, what I want is that it can display pages properly and fast, while being standards compliant.

I been using it for 10 mins and I just don't see what the fuss is all about.

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