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Mozilla Introduces Firefox 29 the Most Customizable Ever

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    Mozilla Introduces Firefox 29 the Most Customizable Ever


    Mozilla is a non-profit organization driven by the mission of promoting openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web. We work as a global community to build products like Firefox that embody the values of our mission and create more user control, flexibility and innovation on the Web.

    In the nearly 10 years since we first launched Firefox, it has grown to be the trusted and most customizable browser of choice for half a billion people worldwide.

    We reimagined and redesigned Firefox to reflect how you use the Web today and we are excited to introduce many features including an elegant and fun design, new menu, customization mode and an enhanced Firefox Sync service powered by Firefox Accounts.



    The first thing you’ll notice in Firefox is the beautiful new design that makes it easy to focus on your Web content. The tabs are sleek and smooth to help you navigate the Web faster. It’s easy to see what tab you’re currently visiting and the other tabs fade into the background to be less of a distraction when you’re not using them.

    The Firefox menu has moved to the right corner of the toolbar and puts all your browser controls in one place. The menu includes a “Customize” tool that transforms Firefox into a powerful customization mode where you can add or move any feature, service or add-on. This level of Firefox customization puts you in control of your Web experience and is unmatched by any other browser.

    The new Firefox Sync service is a safe and easy way to take your Firefox everywhere. Firefox Sync gives you access to Awesome Bar browsing history, saved passwords, bookmarks, open tabs and form data across your computers and mobile Android devices. It is powered by Firefox Accounts and simplifies the setup and device syncing process.

    We looked at every piece of Firefox and made everything more enjoyable and easier to use – even bookmarks. You can create bookmarks with a single click and manage them from the same place.



    Check out just some of the new features below, and have fun making Firefox yours.


    What’s New in Firefox:
    • Elegant New Design: Sleek new tabs and an overall modern look that makes it easier to experience the Web the way you want.
    • Customization Mode: Makes it easy for you to personalize your Web experience to access the features you use the most. You can easily drag and drop your favorite feature, tool or add-on in the menu or toolbar.
    • Firefox Menu: Includes popular browser controls, features and add-ons in one place to make it easier and faster to access them. The menu is completely customizable so you can edit or add features you use most.
    • Fun and Simple Bookmarks: You can create bookmarks with a single click and manage them from the same place.
    • Easy Access to Add-ons Manager: Firefox includes an Add-ons Manager you can access directly from the menu to help easily discover and install add-ons.
    • Enhanced Firefox Sync Powered by Firefox Accounts: Just create a Firefox Account and our sync feature makes it even easier to setup and add multiple devices with end-to-end encryption. Firefox Sync gives you access to Awesome Bar history, saved passwords, bookmarks, open tabs and form data across your computers and mobile Android devices.


    Web Platform and Developer Tools:

    • WebRTC: Firefox supports WebRTC, which enables video calls and file sharing between browsers.
    • WebAPIs: There are now more than 30 Mozilla-pioneered WebAPIs, which unlock more functionality and features in the Web platform.
    • asm.js and Emscripten: asm.js is a Mozilla-pioneered subset of JavaScript that can run at near-native speed for games and other performance-intensive applications. Specific asm.js optimizations in Firefox mean it currently runs asm.js-style code faster than any other browser. Using asm.js and Emscripten, we helped Epic Games and Unity add the Web as another export option to their hugely popular game engines without the need for plugins.
    • Web Audio API: With Web Audio API, developers can now build robust audio engines capable of new features like positional audio and support for effects such as reverb, which can create immersive audio experiences on the Web, which is especially important for game developers.
    • CSS Flexbox: The integration of CSS Flexbox in Firefox makes it easier for developers to build user interfaces that adapt to the size of the browser window or to create elastic layouts which adapt themselves to the font size. This is helpful when developers are trying to create a consistent user interface to their Website or Web app across desktop and mobile.
    • App Manager: Brings the Firefox Web developer tools to mobile app developers, simplifying mobile Web app development with live prototyping and debugging of apps on Firefox OS phones directly from the desktop.
    • Extension APIs: Developers using the Add-on SDK can now use the new button and toolbar APIs to easily integrate their add-on with Firefox’s new customizable toolbar.


    For more information:

    Source: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/0...nt-new-design/

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    Survey says..........??
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Using it now, and truly don't see a great deal of difference between earlier version and this one. . .no big deal. . .
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    After playing with it a while its fine. Just figuring out the options took a little playing but all is good now. Even got NoSquint working, although accessing it is different but I like it better. Read the horror stories but just a bunch of BS.

    Jim
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    If it picks up your previous settings it isn't quite so bad. Install it fresh and it is awful.

    What is going at Mozilla? Do they think their users all have single digit IQs?

    It has only just updated itself here.

    What gives with the chrome cloning?

    EDIT : Have to see what somebody sensible has to say:
    There are two ways about the world. Make it better. Or change it so that morons polluting it don't feel out of place. Apparently, the second one is more profitable, which is what Mozilla has been so nobly trying to do..

    The future for people with IQ > 100 is not bright, I'm afraid. Very few people can resist the temptation of money, and apparently, the Mozilla team is not among them. Noble mottoes aside, the browser that rose to challenge the Microsoft monopoly is gone. It's a brave new product now, for brave new people, or at least those who want to shop for their stuff on a smartphone. If you're not one of them, s*** you.
    LOL.

    Welcome to the Firefox suckfest!
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    I installed it in its own folder, but it uses the same profile as the previous version so I guess that is why it looks OK to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    ...
    EDIT : Have to see what somebody sensible has to say:
    There are two ways about the world. Make it better. Or change it so that morons polluting it don't feel out of place. Apparently, the second one is more profitable, which is what Mozilla has been so nobly trying to do..

    The future for people with IQ > 100 is not bright, I'm afraid. Very few people can resist the temptation of money, and apparently, the Mozilla team is not among them. Noble mottoes aside, the browser that rose to challenge the Microsoft monopoly is gone. It's a brave new product now, for brave new people, or at least those who want to shop for their stuff on a smartphone. If you're not one of them, s*** you.
    LOL.

    Welcome to the Firefox suckfest!
    He didn't hold back.

    I swapped to Pale Moon (back in August) as a feeble protest against Mozilla's fantastic new "improvements".
    I see that the trajectory hasn't changed.

    Most Customizable Ever?
    Morbus

    Less customizable, you mean.

    REMOVED:
    Small icons mode for toolbar buttons
    Text-only mode for toolbar buttons
    Icons-and-text mode for toolbar buttons
    Addons toolbar
    Custom toolbars
    Bookmarks / History sidebar buttons
    Firefox menu button
    Separators / Spaces / Flexible Spaces
    Activity Indicator (Throbber)

    LOCKED:
    Back/Forward/Urlbar/Stop/Reload locked into group on the Navigator toolbar
    New Menu button locked onto end of Navigator toolbar
    All tabs button locked onto end of Tabs toolbar
    Cut / Copy / Paste locked into movable group
    Tabs toolbar locked on top and always visible
    Navigator toolbar locked as always visible
    Ars Technia - Hands-on with Firefox 29: More “customizable”, more Chrome-y
    Hands-on with Firefox 29: More ?customizable?, more Chrome-y | Ars Technica
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    The only thing that really affected me was what they did to the tabs. One of my Firefox profiles always has 30-40 tabs open in multiple rows, and the curvy tabs just look weird like that, plus the inactive ones are too hard to see, dimmed, with their background being transparent glass. Installing Classic Theme Restorer plus deselecting the "Highlight" features in Tab Mix Plus brought it back to the way it was. I'm using the curvy tabs in my other two Firefox profiles and like it all right. I don't miss the orange Firefox button in the upper left, and I like that tabs now fully occupy that space, even when Firefox isn't maximized, with the help of Australis Slimmr. All-In-One Sidebar continues to work great, and that's about it for the UI customization I do. The new toolbar design with the menu box makes a good bit of sense to me.

    I don't get the complaints of "Horrors, it looks like Chrome!" It continues to works better than Chrome and unlike Chrome, provides the sidebar feature, which I consider a requirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    The only thing that really affected me was what they did to the tabs. One of my Firefox profiles always has 30-40 tabs open in multiple rows, and the curvy tabs just look weird like that, plus the inactive ones are too hard to see, dimmed, with their background being transparent glass. Installing Classic Theme Restorer plus deselecting the "Highlight" features in Tab Mix Plus brought it back to the way it was. I'm using the curvy tabs in my other two Firefox profiles and like it all right. I don't miss the orange Firefox button in the upper left, and I like that tabs now fully occupy that space, even when Firefox isn't maximized, with the help of Australis Slimmr. All-In-One Sidebar continues to work great, and that's about it for the UI customization I do. The new toolbar design with the menu box makes a good bit of sense to me.

    I don't get the complaints of "Horrors, it looks like Chrome!" It continues to works better than Chrome and unlike Chrome, provides the sidebar feature, which I consider a requirement.
    Agree that orange eye-sore is a good ommission... but if they gonna Chrome-atize it they should have gotten rid of that unnecessary title bar on Linux editions..
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    Hi there

    Using KDE on Linux I find nothing wrong with the built in KONQUEROR browser -- it even gives you choice of rendering too -- khtml / webkit and has a very very easy configuration. It makes most of the other browsers look like something from the dark ages -- although it's not very well known - even by Linux users - and it's simple to set up so it's secure as possible and fonts / text / all sorts of other things that make reading web sites easy can be configured at will very simply with a couple of mouse clicks.

    It also has a decent email client built in too - KMAIL.

    I rarely use IE11 these days - unless I'm on a Windows virtual machine.
    Mozilla also suffers from too many plugins and hideous configuration setups.

    BTW you can operate in Full screen mode without title bar if you want -- and of course in Linux the whole windowing scheme depends on how you customize the desktop GUI you choose. I like the "Oxygen" theme with the black window surrounds - but it's totally customizeable -- so the windows aren't Mozilla's fault.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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