Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Aug 2011 21:27 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has already done a lot to clean up the user interface of its successful web browser, but it would seem they're not yet done. As someone who finds the current interface a little... Chaotic and distracting, I'm quite happy with the changes they're currently proposing. They basically pointed at Chrome and said "pretty much that".
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by Flatland_Spider on Mon 1st Aug 2011 21:38 UTC
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2006-09-01

forcing you to use extensions that bring Firefox' user interface back to how it used to be (I'm assuming those exist).


Most of the time you can open about:config and change a key to get the old look back. I only really use extensions to enable functionality that didn't exist before in FF before (FTP uploads) or is incomplete in it's implementation (session management).

Which features have been cut that need extensions to add them back?

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by shmerl on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 00:21 in reply to "..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Feeds indicator in the address bar for example. It was very annoying removal. Another annoying change was disabling of toggling the search bar with Ctrl+F. It opens with Ctrl+F now, but doesn't close back with the same keys combination. So to fill these gaps, there are extensions.

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by Aankhen on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 09:21 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2010-01-13

Feeds indicator in the address bar for example. It was very annoying removal.

FWIW, I solved this problem by adding the new independent feeds button to the toolbar next to the address bar. (I know, it’s not quite the same, but it works alright.)
Another annoying change was disabling of toggling the search bar with Ctrl+F. It opens with Ctrl+F now, but doesn't close back with the same keys combination. So to fill these gaps, there are extensions.

I always just press Escape. Seems more convenient.

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by Icaria on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 09:33 in reply to "..."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

The old static statusbar, the old (compact) location bar drop-down. You also need to add obscure crap to your userChrome.css file to get back stuff like the full menubar (4.x and > make it so that some menu items, like the back/forward/stop/reload navigation items, are only visible when opening the menubar via keyboard shortcuts - this can be fixed with "#navigator-toolbox menuitem[class="show-only-for-keyboard"] { display:-moz-box !important; }"), or a persistent Go button.

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