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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RE[2]: Comment by mrAmiga500
by bassbeast on Thu 1st May 2014 13:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by mrAmiga500"
bassbeast
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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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