Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Apr 2014 15:04 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Firefox 29 has been released, and the most prominent new feature is an entirely new user interface. It's smoother and less angular, and has clearly been designed to somewhat resemble Google Chrome. Hence, I personally think it's a major step forward - except for Firefox' version of the Chrome menu, which uses a grid of icons instead of a list (?!) - but I'm nearly 100% convinced many Firefox users will not like it. It's change, after all.

Luckily, Firefox is customisable to the point of insanity, so I'm pretty sure you can revert to the old look with the right themes and extensions.

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Comment by mrAmiga500
by mrAmiga500 on Tue 29th Apr 2014 15:16 UTC
mrAmiga500
Member since:
2009-03-20

I noticed you can no longer move the reload/stop back to the old position beside back & forward.

Edited 2014-04-29 15:25 UTC

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RE: Comment by mrAmiga500
by hobgoblin on Tue 29th Apr 2014 15:51 in reply to "Comment by mrAmiga500"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

Nor can you move the menu button from the right end of the bar.

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RE: Comment by mrAmiga500
by bosco_bearbank on Tue 29th Apr 2014 16:21 in reply to "Comment by mrAmiga500"
bosco_bearbank Member since:
2005-10-12

Classic Theme Restorer addon is my friend (and maybe yours, too - YMMV). If I wanted my Firefox UI to look like Chrome's, I'd just use Chrome

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RE[2]: Comment by mrAmiga500
by shmerl on Tue 29th Apr 2014 17:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by mrAmiga500"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Yep, just installed it to fix some Australis annoyances. Enforced Reload button in the URL bar was one of them.

Edited 2014-04-29 17:04 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by mrAmiga500
by bassbeast on Thu 1st May 2014 13:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by mrAmiga500"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Uhhhh...you DO know that if you like the Gecko engine but hate the pants on head retarded way that Mozilla is trying to become an ersatz Chrome you DO have choices, yes?

If you need a jumping off point Comodo IceDragon and PaleMoon are both really good and VERY conservative with UI changes, in fact I don't think Comodo Icedragon has ever changed a UI element. Then there is Seamonkey, Waterfox, or if you need to run it on an older system (even has support for Win9X) and don't mind a barebones UI there is kmeleon.

Point is VOTE WITH YOUR FEET and ditch the company that refuses to listen to you! I did, I switched to PaleMoon and am quite happy. No reason to hack the UI just to get something usable, not when you have choices.

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RE[2]: Comment by mrAmiga500
by _xmv on Fri 2nd May 2014 04:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by mrAmiga500"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

if you use a browser solely for its UI you're kinda missing out on more important stuff.

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RE: Comment by mrAmiga500
by nej_simon on Wed 30th Apr 2014 07:44 in reply to "Comment by mrAmiga500"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

That sucks. I never unstood the reason why they moved it in the first place. I used to move it back so that its' position is always fixed relative to the window.

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RE: Comment by mrAmiga500
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 3rd May 2014 03:48 in reply to "Comment by mrAmiga500"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05