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Old 03-24-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 02:22 PM   #2
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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!
 
Old 03-24-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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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?)

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Old 03-24-2014, 06:31 PM   #4
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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".
 
Old 03-24-2014, 07:38 PM   #5
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... which is exactly why I turned off "automatic updates" beginning, I think, with version 12. . .
 
Old 03-24-2014, 08:11 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 09:42 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 07:42 AM   #8
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... 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!
 
Old 03-25-2014, 07:23 PM   #9
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Seemed to be faster running flash on web sites. I never really care too much about looks, just how it performs.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 08:47 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 12:58 AM   #11
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Nothing to think about - Fx is no more just like Opera stopped.
 
Old 03-28-2014, 02:52 AM   #12
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It looks similar to chrome but its nice.
 
Old 03-28-2014, 10:08 AM   #13
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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.
 
Old 03-28-2014, 10:25 AM   #14
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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.
 
Old 03-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #15
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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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