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 hussam on Wed 30th Apr 2014 13:06 UTC
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The problem is mozilla doesn't support embedding gecko into applications anymore. Otherwise people would use mozilla runtime and create browsers with native looking GUIs.
This is why Gnome adopted webkit and left gecko for their browser.

Having said that, i still use firefox and will still use it on my KDE installation till something better comes along.
I like some features such as sync which synchronizes my bookmarks and history between my devices.

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