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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Firefox: Be original!
by Obsidian_ShadowHawk on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 02:24 UTC
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As most of us know, IE has been ripping ideas from Firefox for years. Firefox was fresh, full of new ideas. Now the tables have turned. When I updated to Firefox 3, I was shocked and nauseous. Now Firefox has sunken to the level of ripping off of Chrome! Just like you said in your review of iOS on the iPad, there is more than one way of building a good interface. I use Firefox because Chrome's interface was anti-productive for me. Now I have to find a bunch of extensions and hacks to get Firefox the way it was in 2.x. Firefox needs to be original again. Mozilla needs to go back to the 2.x UI, and start from there again. Figure out a different way of doing it better. With all the copy-catting that has been going on between IE, Firefox, and Chrome, I am surprised that software patent lawsuits are not flying about between the three browsers! (YET!)

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