Linked by David Adams on Sun 4th Oct 2009 20:34 UTC, submitted by linuxlinks
Internet & Networking Mozilla Firefox has been outperforming Internet Explorer for a number of years, and its latest version is even faster than ever. However, there is a new, lean, free web browser on the block which runs web pages at lightning speed. It goes by the name of Google Chrome. Tweak the right settings and with some experimentation, Firefox can keep pace with Google Chrome. Unknown to many of its users, Firefox has a raft of options that can unleash the browser's true potential. With just a few minutes of your time, you can make your daily web browsing more enjoyable. Read more
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Chrome-like UI for Firefox
by Zifre on Sun 4th Oct 2009 20:55 UTC
Zifre
Member since:
2009-10-04

The suggestions in the article are great for making Firefox run faster, but I think Chrome's UI is greatly superior.

I usually use Chrome, but when I do use Firefox, I run these extensions:

- Chromifox Companion
- Chromin Frame
- Hide Menubar
- Pimpoflage
- Speed Dial

This makes Firefox look and act very much like Chrome.

See a screenshot at http://lh6.ggpht.com/_VwLs3rFfUVM/SotB8N42QvI/AAAAAAAAABw/1go5hJqNA...

This screenshot is Firefox, not Chrome!

Edited 2009-10-04 20:55 UTC

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RE: Chrome-like UI for Firefox
by Panajev on Mon 5th Oct 2009 14:13 in reply to "Chrome-like UI for Firefox"
Panajev Member since:
2008-01-09

Thanks for some of the extensions you piinted out, but I do advise against giving Firefox the full Chrome-like makeover on Windows 7 because the title bar stays there and looks ugly and the updated window frame does not integrate with Aero's features well.
To save vertical space without losing Firefox's UI functionality (well, you could install the Chrome like theme if you like those icons more, I'd suggest installing only these two extensions:

Chromifox Companion
Hide Menubar

Thanks to the new "tool" like icon added on the right of the address bar, the default behaviour of Hide Menubar causes no real loss of functionality and Hide Menubar's use of the ALT button to quickly toggle the menubar's visibility is quick to use if you just want the menubar back for a second ;) .

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Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

That's strange that Windows 7 keeps the normal title bar... does it work on Vista? I've only tested it on Linux with Compiz. It does act sort of weird under Compiz, too. It doesn't "wobble", and you can't drag the window off the screen; however, both these problems can be fixed by dragging while holding ALT (which then makes the menu bar appear when you don't want it to).

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RE: Chrome-like UI for Firefox
by MechR on Thu 8th Oct 2009 07:30 in reply to "Chrome-like UI for Firefox"
MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

See a screenshot at http://lh6.ggpht.com/_VwLs3rFfUVM/SotB8N42QvI/AAAAAAAAABw/1go5hJqNA...

This screenshot is Firefox, not Chrome!

Yeah, I can tell, because it has the Stop button in a sane location. Sigh...

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