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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RE: Thanks for the warning
by Morgan on Wed 30th Apr 2014 02:20 UTC in reply to "Thanks for the warning"
Morgan
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It seems to me that it looks more and more like its mobile version, rather than trying to look like Chrome. The colors, curves, and new menu all hint at the theme mobile Firefox has had for a long time now.

The important thing is, it's still Firefox and so far is still rock-solid. None of the weird crashes on certain sites, bookmarks rearranging themselves, and font rendering issues I've had with Chrome/Chromium across multiple versions and OSes.

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