Firefox v29

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  1. Joe88
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    So recently FF pushed their v29 update to the release channel along with their new them called "Australis" which imo was unneeded, it should be optional.
    Basically it just in a sense chromifies FF,they removed alot of things including the addon bar and tabs on the buttom

    to get it back to the old look just install this https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/
    it will put the addon bar back, and put most of things back to where they were
    it will also put an extra about:config option for tabs on the bottom

    you can remove any redundant shortcuts with the built in customizer
     
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    I'm using Firefox v29 and the thing that ticks me off is that sometimes the Home Button changes randomly even though I didn't do that, I think it has something to do with the "localhost.rdf" file which I've deleted numerous times and it goes back to being retarded.

    I wish Mozilla would fix this damn problem as I didn't encounter on older versions of Firefox.
     
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    i just downloaded v28 again and installed it again.

    i already wasted time previously customizing it to my likeness, so mozilla sends me an update with a total redesign without an option to roll back or choose the old GUI? this make me really annoyed.. and instead providing an option to toggle old gui back, i must rely on 3rd parties and patch the thing? i mean, yes we have powerful computers today, but come on i need to use bloatware?
     
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    FF totally went downhill way back around v7. It started running slower than IE. Even though I hated to switch, I had to go to Chrome.
     
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    Nope, not getting it. Sticking with Chrome.
     
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  6. Nathan Drake

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    I almost never close FF unless my laptop doesn't properly wake up from sleep (this laptop has a handful of issues), so I'm still on v28. I guess if I close FF in the next several weeks I'll update to v29 and see what all of the hubbub is about.
     
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    FF used to be my go to browser, but after they started that rapid release calandar, no way ...forced to chrome and never looked back.
     
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    click on "help/about firefox" it will start updating, like the mistake i did

    now firefox looks like chrome, before you couldn't tell the diference bettween opera and firefox (except a button) now firefox adapted the chrome look...

    i love creative GUI, and not rip offes from other programs :C
     
  9. Arras

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    Wait, what? Chrome has done the exact same thing since even before Firefox - it's why Firefox started doing it in the first place (so that people don't have to wait 6+ months for feature updates).
     
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    Yay Opera <3

    Seriously tho.
    Firefox is at version 29.
    Chrome at version 33.
    Is this a race of buildnumbers instead of actual fixes?
     
  11. Nathan Drake

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    If I'm not mistaken, it wasn't because Firefox was lacking in features. At the time that they started rapid updates, my FF didn't do any less than Chrome. It was just that everything was on a higher version number than Firefox, and people being as they are tend to assume that whatever is on the highest version number is the best. Firefox let it get out of control though and seems to have entered a race with Chrome to see how many version numbers they can toss out with minor updates or arbitrary fixes that in no way deserve a full new version number. I still love my FF, but seeing a new version number every few weeks that doesn't seem to do a whole lot of anything just seems silly. I miss Firefox only updating when it actually needed to update.
     
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    You're more then welcome to join Opera 12.17.
    Opera 13+ is on the same streak as Firefox and Chrome, but atleast the Presto engine just gets minor build increases instead of a full version number increase.
     
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    Eh, Chrome is currently on 34. I don't think they ever changed the numbering speed, but it is kind of ridiculous. I really don't mind though, it just means you're guaranteed to get a bunch of bugfixes and/or performance improvements every 6 weeks or so.
     
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    If it weren't for the huge catalogue of add-ons that Firefox has to offer I'd be using Opera right now.

    Chrome? Hell no.
     
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    Just saw a video


    I have been able to do most of that for years.... "manage the bookmarks from a button" -- yeah you click on the the little star in the address bar and it adds it and clicking again edits the thing.

    Distracted by tabs... I normally lose the things or open 30 different ones and forget to check one, or worse "I will check that tomorrow", [time passes], "You are about to close 200 tabs".

    Still Firefox has yet to offend my sensibilities properly, give or take some oddness around v9, so I will probably get used to it.
     
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    just press control+D then enter and its a bookmark!
     
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    f u ff team. not updating.
     
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    Though I have used it for real I always end up hitting if when I have been typing on a laptop for a while and try to hit ctrl and F, occasionally when I try to cut or copy something. That said people do not seem to have the best page title making skills any more so I usually want to add a few key words to my bookmark and the mouse method of doing it makes that easier.
     
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    I'm running on nightly builds of Firefox (3 major versions ahead) and didn't like the UI at the start either. After a little bit of configuration I actually got used to it rather quickly and even prefer it over the old one.

    As far as I'm aware, most configuration is found under the customisation menu (click the hamburger icon in the top-right corner -> customize). You can, of course, bring up the old menu bar by pushing alt and work your way from there.

    <rant>

    As a web developer, I feel the need to bring one thing up though... _please_ don't get stuck on old browser versions. Thanks to the beautiful thing called "automatic updates" web developers everywhere are able to improve websites in all kinds of ways and stuff on the web is actually evolving.

    Until recently we couldn't use many new features at work because of people getting stuck on old versions (mostly IE users). The situation feels like it's finally getting somewhat better since IE6 & 7 have reached usage rates that are low enough to be able to convince customers their website doesn't need to support those abominations any more.

    Please don't restart this whole thing cause of small stuff like this :) browser capabilities are growing with every update, security holes are patched and bugs are fixed. Sticking to older browser versions will only slow down innovation and leave you with an insecure piece of software.

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    You were doing it wrong
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/14/kogan_ie7_tax/