Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jul 2009 21:49 UTC
Google Chromium/Chrome, everyone's favourite web browser that descended from heaven to take us by the hand and guide us to the promised land of web browsers (that's how I look at it, anyway, but I'm insane) has been steadily evolving its Linux port. The latest feature addition? The first signs of native themeing.
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Firefox's interface IS heavy compared to Chrome (and the Chromium prereleases). Looking at Firefox 3.5 vs Chrome is like the comparison between Firefox and the Seamonkey suite. It feels dated and clunky.

Fortunately help is close at hand in the form of add ons.

The Personal Menu add on, which allows you to create a personalized menu which contains only the options you want while retaining the IE-like ability to get a full menu bar via the Alt key.

The Fission plug-in allows you to get a progress meter in the URL bar like previous versions of Safari, and can display link targets in the URL bar. This allows me to permanently do away with the status bar by providing a redundant source of the only information I value.

You can see the results of these two plugins at which shows a comparison Chromium and Firefox on Linux.

Edited 2009-07-09 07:26 UTC

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