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Really, I know how you feel. I don't care about the new style, hopefully it will have negligable effects to how my browser looks. But I am really worried about how much this new UI will break. There's a lot of good functionality and customization that I intend on keeping, or I'll have to wait for a non-australis fork to appear.
I don't think you'll have to wait for any fork, you'll probably have to wait until the extension's maintainer catches up. If there's something I've learned with Firefox, is that for every change they do, there is an extension to revert it.
The only thing i don't like in the new interface are the new bookmark icon that has The star and the bookmarks in the same button... It could be better to have the old separate buttons in the customize panel alongside with the new all in one button that way you can chose whatever you want to use.
The non-interface customize related addons seems to work fine, the only problem could be some web plugins that could stop working if the web uses plugin enumeration that is not allowed anymore to increase privacy (There's only a few webs that uses this anyway).
In case someone hit this problem you could still use the plugin in a web that uses enumeration making the plugin visible to enumeration inserting the plugin name in about:config -> plugins.enumerable_names
[QUOTE=Daktyl198;395853]The 3-line menu button was around before Chrome/ium/Android... These days, it's turning into the standard "menu" icon *shrug*/QUOTE]
Could you give an example? I'm genuinely curious about that, because I got familiar with Android just recently, and one of the staples of its UI seems to be the three dot menu (though I don't really see why it would be three dots, I'd expect a gear icon or something).
Edit: when I write "more...", the dots point towards what would come afterwards, which is on the right side, thus horizontal. In Android (and elsewhere) the menu is vertical, so vertcal dots make some sense to me. But maybe, that's too much of a construction. It's just that somehow it makes sense to me and this is the first time I try to understand why.
But those are for small mobile screens. Did they really appear before Android?
I don't know about Android. I was mostly referring to Chrome, though as an example of something that might have had it before as I can't be certain. Chrome predates both, but it did not have this icon originally. I'm not sure where this symbol originates from, but it seems to be nearly universally accepted as indicating a menu despite being completely abstract. I suppose it's no worse than a gear. I can see how a wrench might indicate configuration/tweaking, but a gear?
It's hardly abstract... it's a picture of a dropdown menu, a series of parallel lines representing menu items.
I was just about to explain this, thank you.
As for the 3 dot icon, it's just the 3-line icons shortened width-wise *shrug*
To everybody wondering about interface-related plugins, most are probably not affected, but some will definitely have to be changed as this changes the interface's XUL itself, requiring plugins that focus on specifically named elements to change to meet the new names.
For example, the tabs-on-the-side plugin that was shown might not have to change at all to work with Australis as it probably just targets "tab elements" and repositions them, and AFAIK the tab elements didn't get renamed in the interface change, just restyled.