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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RE: Very similar to Opera
by Fergy on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 07:26 UTC in reply to "Very similar to Opera"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Firefox 5.0.1 looked so uncannily like Opera of the current iteration. And of course Opera does get its design cue from Chrome. But I'm sticking with Opera. I've used it from 1996 or so. So far I do like that all browsers are moving towards a more simplified interface. I like clean uncluttered interface.

I feel like Opera's current iteration looks like an alpha version of Firefox 5. You have tabs on top but you can't throw your mouse to the top and click. You have a single button instead of menubar but they have just thrown all menus in it instead of redesigning it for the button.

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RE[2]: Very similar to Opera
by Dave_K on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 16:08 in reply to "RE: Very similar to Opera"
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

I feel like Opera's current iteration looks like an alpha version of Firefox 5. You have tabs on top but you can't throw your mouse to the top and click.


They've intentionally left a gap so that the titlebar can be dragged in Windows 7 (a mistake in my opinion). but you can tweak it to remove the gap and make tabs more fitts' law friendly, in fact some skins do that for you.

You have a single button instead of menubar but they have just thrown all menus in it instead of redesigning it for the button.


That's not true. Turn the full menubar back on and you'll see that the menus in the button have a significantly different layout.

It was actually possible to reduce the standard menu bar to a button a good few years before the new menu button was made a default.

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RE[3]: Very similar to Opera
by mfaudzinr on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 22:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Very similar to Opera"
mfaudzinr Member since:
2008-02-13

Yeah what's with the gap I wonder. I find it disconcerting if it has no real purpose. How'd you tweak it? I like clean simplicity and abhor skins...

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