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Post Posted January 8th, 2021, 6:00 pm

I just read that sometime latter this year Firefox is going to have a major redesign, I just hope they don't touch the search bar.



https://www.techradar.com/news/get-ready-for-a-radical-firefox-redesign

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Post Posted January 13th, 2021, 2:58 am

Why do they have to keep tinkering with the design.

Every time there is a major release that supposedly 'improves' the user experience I - and countless others - end up having to play around with css to get it back to looking the way we liked it.

Sure, fix the bugs and improve the security but FFS leave the look alone!

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Post Posted January 13th, 2021, 4:31 am

" Among the areas of the browser that are getting an updated look are context menus, the menu Firefox menu, as well as infobars and more."

For God's sake, I don't want a new car, just because you think everyone will like the look you shove at us. Did you ever think that's why we have so many different look in auto's. Make it a choice whether we want the new look, or just the security up grades.

They don't read this, so everybody don't think I'm ranting at someone here, just agreeing with the above statement.

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Post Posted January 13th, 2021, 1:10 pm

I've seen the prototypes. Its not that radical. Its more like an update to match current OSes.
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Post Posted January 13th, 2021, 3:40 pm

might find something here, links posted in comments section to what it may look like in 89 https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/02/mozil ... n-refresh/

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=proton

i expect around firefox 88 we'll see more of this change.but going from what i know, firefox currently is not totally a HTML browser. but just wondering does this mean they'll also rewrite the android Browser to?

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Post Posted January 14th, 2021, 2:12 am

I really hope they do not, once again, break the code that puts the tabs below the toolbars - I really detest that.

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Post Posted January 14th, 2021, 6:56 pm

Ashleyj wrote:I really hope they do not, once again, break the code that puts the tabs below the toolbars - I really detest that.

i dont think it'll be a radical GUI change like that. it'll be basically the preferences panel an they'll probably scrap the ugly Hamburger menu ( which i dont use anyway )

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Post Posted January 15th, 2021, 2:26 am

Snake4 wrote:...they'll probably scrap the ugly Hamburger menu ( which i dont use anyway )


I really hope they don't - I use the menu bar all the time. I much prefer a menu layout to an interface cluttered with icons.

As I said before - fix the bugs and security issues but leave the interface alone. Or, alternatively just go back to the way it was when the user could customise the look without having to delve into css hacks.

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Post Posted January 15th, 2021, 8:25 am

Ashleyj wrote:
Snake4 wrote:...they'll probably scrap the ugly Hamburger menu ( which i dont use anyway )


I really hope they don't - I use the menu bar all the time. I much prefer a menu layout to an interface cluttered with icons.

As I said before - fix the bugs and security issues but leave the interface alone. Or, alternatively just go back to the way it was when the user could customise the look without having to delve into css hacks.


The Menu Bar is not the Hamburger three line Menu icon.

The Menu Bar is the one with File, Edit, View and other text items.
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Post Posted January 15th, 2021, 10:21 am

WaltS48 wrote:The Menu Bar is not the Hamburger three line Menu icon.

The Menu Bar is the one with File, Edit, View and other text items.


My mistake - I thought that was the Hamburger menu.

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