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Post Posted December 18th, 2014, 2:22 pm

Hi PPLZ!..;) :)

Regarding teh topic, "Change Default Search and how to use the New Search Bar." @

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& it being locked; can't see a discussion link 4 it, other than:

Btw, complaints about this should not be directed here. Use Help->Submit Feedback to submit your feelings to Mozilla.


.. Which wouldn't be a *suitable* place to comment, on finding this solution @ Mozilla Add-ons Blog, in the comment section, posted by Fleming wrote on December 16, 2014 at 12:45 am

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about:config -> browser.search.showOneOffButtons -> double click to set to false -> restart browser

If Mozilla is going to continue to change aspects of the user interface that are clearly in contrast of what Firefox’s target user base typically has and SHOULD be, power users, two things should ALWAYS be adhered to:

1. Ensure a relatively easy way of reverting the changes to how things were prior to the “improvement” without requiring something as drastic as an extension being programmed just to get back lost functionality. Seriously, MOST changes should be able to be reverted with the standard options dialog or about:config. Open source software is about freedom of choice not the shill bullshit Mozilla has been pulling as of lately.

2. Explicitly disclose the setting(s)/method(s) for reverting ALL changes so that people can have it their way without having to jump through hoops on Google and reading through endless posts. Even though power users should be the focus, we (open source community) don’t want to discourage less technically inclined users into switching to a browser with a Fisher-Price interface and customization options like Chrome.


.. tnx! =)
pls disregard my (previous) disillusioned ff => 4.x posts, tnx. I've embraced it; apologies.

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Post Posted December 18th, 2014, 2:47 pm

What's to discuss? We aren't Mozilla, we didn't change the searchbar, and the solution you posted is *exactly* the same as the one posted in the sticky. There are also half a dozen active threads already "discussing" (read bitching about) this change. Am I missing something?
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Post Posted December 18th, 2014, 2:57 pm

If you want to comment on the post, there is a link at the bottom of the first post where the conversation thread can be located. If you want to complain about it, then it the feedback method is as good as any other. There isn't much of a point to do it here.

I seem to be missing something too. We do you suggest that we direct people to complain to/at?
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Post Posted December 18th, 2014, 3:11 pm

kgbme wrote:Hi PPLZ!..;) :)

Regarding teh topic, "Change Default Search and how to use the New Search Bar." @

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http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2895275


& it being locked; can't see a discussion link 4 it, other than:


Other than this ? -

The conversation thread can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2890187

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Post Posted December 18th, 2014, 3:22 pm

Right, right.. Plus I'm blind - the date on the post and date on the comment, sheesh (that comment came waay after). Tnx for the replies, maybe what I needed was - going to bed, rather than making a post, pfft. =)
pls disregard my (previous) disillusioned ff => 4.x posts, tnx. I've embraced it; apologies.

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Post Posted December 18th, 2014, 4:26 pm

No problem :)
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Post Posted December 19th, 2014, 1:17 pm

Bumped thread... heck it doesn't even appear to be on topic:
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2734967
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Post Posted December 19th, 2014, 4:30 pm

Commented and locked. Thanks, Patrick.

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Post Posted December 19th, 2014, 10:54 pm

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2898473
Another attempt by Antic to come across as clever...... yet again he failed :-" No doubt I will soon have enough browie points for a hate thread of my own...... somewhere
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Post Posted December 20th, 2014, 2:11 am

malliz wrote:http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2898473
Another attempt by Antic to come across as clever...... yet again he failed :-" No doubt I will soon have enough browie points for a hate thread of my own...... somewhere

Heh...

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Post Posted December 20th, 2014, 2:29 am

Large images breaking forum layout:
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2898473

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Post Posted December 20th, 2014, 2:36 am

It wasn't breaking it by that much Dave, but fixed anyway.
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Post Posted December 20th, 2014, 11:11 am

KWierso wrote:Heh...


Firefox seems to make it very hard for the average person to update Flash.

Why do sub average people always assume that they're average? Who are they comparing themselves with, gorillas or something?
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Post Posted December 20th, 2014, 11:28 am

Who are they comparing themselves with, gorillas or something?


Perhaps amoebas?

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Post Posted December 20th, 2014, 1:14 pm

That would be an insult to the amoebas.
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