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  • #11
    Before you try this make sure to create a new profile just for this.
    If you want to turn on skia for drawing perform a search in about:config for cairo and replace it with skia (you should have to do it in two places).
    Skia is so much faster at drawing in canvas you won't believe it (also it uses less CPu).

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    • #12
      Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
      Me too, although it seems our impressions are very different.

      I definitely see hints of Chrome coming through in this interface, but that's not really a bad thing. It's not just a copy or anything.

      I seem to have exactly the same amount of space used by the interface as before. I don't like the transparency, but the curves and new menu work just fine.

      If anything, it seems to be a little more responsive than before, which is always nice.

      I'll have to use it a bit more to confirm, but right now my first impression is that all the noise about this is about nothing. It's slightly nicer than before, but not really that much of a change, good or bad.
      A few more impressions:

      Memory use is up about 25%. Boo Of course that might not have anything to do with the UI changes, I don't what else they've done in this release.

      The reload button up in the url bar is different enough it's throwing me off when i want to click on it. I don't even remember what the old one looked like, but it seemed like it was easier to hit for some reason. It may have just shifted around and my muscle memory needs to adapt.

      Overall things look nicer and more modern than before.
      Last edited by smitty3268; 03-21-2014, 04:12 AM.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
        A few more impressions:

        Memory use is up about 25%. Boo Of course that might not have anything to do with the UI changes, I don't what else they've done in this release.
        https://areweslimyet.com/

        Where? I don't see it.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Ferdinand View Post
          https://areweslimyet.com/

          Where? I don't see it.
          Probably addons.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by GraysonPeddie View Post
            CSS3 Variables... Interesting!

            Too bad I get this message in Chrome 34 (Beta) when I had a look at the website: http://css3.bradshawenterprises.com/blog/css-variables/



            Hah... It's been since August 2012 as written in a web page and I don't know why Chrom{e,ium} 33 or 34 supports CSS3 variables.

            Making use of CSS3 variables can be of very helpful tool for maintaining color scheme.
            You can do that today using SASS and maintain browser compatibility.
            What would be interesting is if the counters that have been in CSS for a long time
            were usable as input to other rules like animation-delay.

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            • #16
              CSS variables are really cool.
              I wish we had them a decade ago though.

              Maybe a nicer syntax would be better though, I don't know.

              I look forward to GTK3 and Wayland support...

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              • #17
                gst 1.0 comes in FF30 right?

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                • #18
                  I don't mind the look of it at first glance, except for the fact that the global menu is now where my bookmarks menu button has been since Firefox 2.0, and it's one of the things I can't move. It could do with less padding too.

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                  • #19
                    I don't believe people are upset about Australis for the new skin - after all, you can just change that, anyway, thanks to Classic Theme Restorer.

                    It's the fact that it breaks nearly every theme and customisation available, and many of them won't be getting the necessary rewrite.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by JX8p View Post
                      I don't believe people are upset about Australis for the new skin - after all, you can just change that, anyway, thanks to Classic Theme Restorer.

                      It's the fact that it breaks nearly every theme and customisation available, and many of them won't be getting the necessary rewrite.
                      Except that it does break ANY themes (it even makes most of them look better), and 99% of addons will work just fine (addons which targeted the add-on bar will be automatically placed next to the menu button).

                      So no, people are just mad about the change. Many people don't like change.

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