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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Pale Moon
by Sauron on Tue 29th Apr 2014 21:03 UTC
Sauron
Member since:
2005-08-02

I was looking at the Pale Moon browser project just last week and bookmarked the site. After this clusterf**k with Firefox I will be downloading it and using that instead. At least it's what Firefox should still be instead of trying to be Chrome.

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RE: Pale Moon
by woegjiub on Tue 29th Apr 2014 22:49 in reply to "Pale Moon"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

There's no need for that. You can use extensions to get firefox back to exactly how it was, even in the firefox 1.x days.

You can also customise your userchrome.css file, to completely change the UI, because it's all HTML and CSS.

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RE[2]: Pale Moon
by leos on Wed 30th Apr 2014 03:17 in reply to "RE: Pale Moon"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

There's no need for that. You can use extensions to get firefox back to exactly how it was, even in the firefox 1.x days.

You can also customise your userchrome.css file, to completely change the UI, because it's all HTML and CSS.


Or I can fritter away my time in dozens of other, much more fun ways.

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