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[2]: Not a fan
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 2nd May 2014 14:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Not a fan"
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I just updated today and to be honest I barely notice the difference. Sure, the tabs are rounded and there's a grid menu but it's not really anything I notice while using FF.
I dunno, maybe it's because Ubuntu's global menu that I don't notice this stuff much.

The changes are probably much less noticeable if you've stuck with the defaults/new UI changes from the past year or two of Firefox updates. I had previously disabled all of the more Chrome-y UI changes via options & about:config tweaks, but the update that introduced Australis ALSO removed/disabled all of those options.

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