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kedarp 03-24-2014 01:23 PM

What do you think about the new Firefox look?
 
Honestly, the Firefox 29 UI now looks Chrome-like.
I run both side-by-side and I don't understand which one I am using. Is Mozilla so much intimidated by Chrome, that it has forgotten the users that still like it for its traditional look.

Myk267 03-24-2014 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by kedarp (Post 5140447)
Honestly, the Firefox 29 UI now looks Chrome-like.
I run both side-by-side and I don't understand which one I am using. Is Mozilla so much intimidated by Chrome, that it has forgotten the users that still like it for its traditional look.

Oh no, something looks slightly different now!

sundialsvcs 03-24-2014 02:35 PM

Oh... so they're up to version 29 now? How nice. Do we all get an "extra point" when they add a third digit to their version-number? (Should be, ahh, "100 - 29 = 71" days [hours? minutes? nanoseconds??] from now, am I correct?) :rolleyes:

enorbet 03-24-2014 06:31 PM

As long as the look is configurable I don't care much. I do, however care that for some crazy reason the automatic update to v28 broke my previously perfectly working Firefox. Now even when I downgrade, it seems to have trouble with youtube videos that are HTML5 compliant and it didn't before. Now it seems to launch multiple versions, sometimes 3 or more, all out of sync. I'm assuming it is something I did, but it surely is odd it all worked fine until immediately after the "upgrade".

sundialsvcs 03-24-2014 07:38 PM

... which is exactly why I turned off "automatic updates" beginning, I think, with version 12. . .

metaschima 03-24-2014 08:11 PM

Considering that Google is the #1 donator to Mozilla, I'm not surprised.

I don't like it tho. If I wanted Chrome I would install it. Now I have to choose between Chrome and Chrome remake ... I mean Firefox. I've been using Firefox for a long time and will not switch to Chrome for numerous reasons.

As for Firefox breaking with every update ... it become less of a problem if you run ESR. Then it breaks every 7 regular versions i.e. 7 times less often, which is great IMO.

TobiSGD 03-24-2014 09:42 PM

Since I never use the standard look anyways (due to having most all the functionality I need being available from Pentadactyl) I couldn't care less if something changes.

enorbet 03-25-2014 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by sundialsvcs (Post 5140624)
... which is exactly why I turned off "automatic updates" beginning, I think, with version 12. . .

Fact is, I didn't even realize the auto updater worked until this time. I have always just unpacked the tarball put them in /usr/lib/firefox-version and symlinked. This time I clicked the updater with a smirk on my face and found the laugh was on me LOL. I won't ever do that again. EVER!

jefro 03-25-2014 07:23 PM

Seemed to be faster running flash on web sites. I never really care too much about looks, just how it performs.

JWJones 03-25-2014 08:47 PM

I don't mind the new interface, really. What I do mind is that Mozilla seems to be trying to play "catch-up" with Google constantly these days, instead of being the innovator and market leader they should be. Firefox will remain my GUI browser of choice, nonetheless.

Arcane 03-26-2014 12:58 AM

Nothing to think about - Fx is no more just like Opera stopped.

tyler92 03-28-2014 02:52 AM

It looks similar to chrome but its nice.

enorbet 03-28-2014 10:08 AM

Due to my Flash vs/ HTML 5 problems after my one and only auto-update I've been trying different versions and last night I installed (manually!) Firefox-29.0b2, the latest on the ftp site. Maybe it's the degree of my personalization but the only difference I see is in a few icons on the toolbars and the shape of tabs... not that big of a deal.

cwizardone 03-28-2014 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by JWJones (Post 5141281)
I don't mind the new interface, really. What I do mind is that Mozilla seems to be trying to play "catch-up" with Google constantly these days, instead of being the innovator and market leader they should be...

+1.

kedarp 03-28-2014 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by enorbet (Post 5142886)
but the only difference I see is in a few icons on the toolbars and the shape of tabs... not that big of a deal.

At workplace, my Firefox is set to auto-update on Windows. Maybe they have not changed the Linux version.


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