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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Support call from my parents in 4.. 3... 2...
by leos on Tue 29th Apr 2014 19:29 UTC
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

The basic UI is fine, but what happened to the send link to page feature? That's what my parents use a lot to share articles they are reading, and it seems to have disappeared. Great. If I can't find it in 5 minutes then there is no hope for my parents to find it.
Edit: found it, under customize. Yep, no chance they would have every discovered that.

I really liked the old Firefox menu. Very clear, in the right spot, and very prominent. It was a much better solution than Chrome's stupid menu button on the right. Now they've given up that advantage.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

The basic UI is fine, but what happened to the send link to page feature? That's what my parents use a lot to share articles they are reading, and it seems to have disappeared. Great. If I can't find it in 5 minutes then there is no hope for my parents to find it.
Edit: found it, under customize. Yep, no chance they would have every discovered that.

That short tutorial that you get when you update Firefox is too difficult to understand? The big customize button in the menu is too difficult? Or the drag and drop menu is too difficult?

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leos Member since:
2005-09-21


That short tutorial that you get when you update Firefox is too difficult to understand? The big customize button in the menu is too difficult? Or the drag and drop menu is too difficult?


If your browser requires a tutorial for existing browser users, you've already lost.

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