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    Phoronix: A Look At The New Firefox UI On Ubuntu Linux

    After yesterday's article about the new Firefox UI landing in the Aurora channel, here's some screenshots showing what the new Firefox marked at 29.0a2 looks like on Ubuntu Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU5NzE

  • #2
    I only hope that Tree Style Tab will work with the new UI.

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    • #3
      chrome

      Are you sure these aren't screenshots from chrome?

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      • #4
        Does Ubuntu global menu work with this interface?

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        • #5
          This looks good to me. After looking at the screenshot on the Mozilla blog it just looked like Chrome, but when running on Ubuntu it doesn't look like it that much. Except for that app menu thingy on the right of course. That's pure Chrome/ium.

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          • #6
            That is....that is....

            Very Chrome-y

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            • #7
              Looks pretty close to my current firefox setup, minus the rounded and fading into background tabs. But I hope there will be an addon to fix that.

              With the buttons on the right side, I assume the sidebars are on the right side too (would kinda make sense from ui pov: mouse travel and focus)?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by log0 View Post
                Looks pretty close to my current firefox setup, minus the rounded and fading into background tabs. But I hope there will be an addon to fix that.

                With the buttons on the right side, I assume the sidebars are on the right side too (would kinda make sense from ui pov: mouse travel and focus)?
                Sidebars are still on the left.

                Originally posted by devius View Post
                This looks good to me. After looking at the screenshot on the Mozilla blog it just looked like Chrome, but when running on Ubuntu it doesn't look like it that much. Except for that app menu thingy on the right of course. That's pure Chrome/ium.
                The 3-line menu button was around before Chrome/ium/Android... These days, it's turning into the standard "menu" icon *shrug*
                Once you click the menu, it looks NOTHING alike

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                • #9
                  Yeah, still not as good as Opera 12.16 :-|

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                    Phoronix: A Look At The New Firefox UI On Ubuntu Linux

                    After yesterday's article about the new Firefox UI landing in the Aurora channel, here's some screenshots showing what the new Firefox marked at 29.0a2 looks like on Ubuntu Linux...

                    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU5NzE
                    Will we also be able to have the windows8-like interface? It would be very nice for those of us who run Linux on a tablet !

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                    • #11
                      Anyone know if this will be compatible with old extensions? I really don't want the tab bar at the top - I currently use an extension that puts tabs on the left side. I seriously don't understand why that isn't done more often - we have waaay too much wasted horizontal space 1080p screens or higher, and vertical space is more useful for browsing a web page. On my laptop I run chrome, but the screen width is 1366 which IMO the absolute maximum resolution until you have wasted horizontal space.

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                      • #12
                        I can't even tell what changed.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wpoely86 View Post
                          Are you sure these aren't screenshots from chrome?
                          No, it's the same UI that Thunderbird has had for ages. Stop with the Chrome thing.

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                          • #14
                            Very similar to what I already use extensions and XUL userstyles to achieve. All I need is Classic Theme Restorer to bring back the addon bar and a real Firefox menu (as opposed to a word-wrapped toolbar in a panel) once the PPA pushes it to me.

                            Of course, given how many UI tweaks I've installed to achieve things every other browser (including Chrome) and native application has (like scroll wheel tab-switching and a tab bar that shrinks before it scrolls), here's hoping that they're either easy to update or no longer necessary. I don't want to have to chase Firefox 28 to Beta, Stable, and then ESR while looking for ways to port them over to 29.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by etam View Post
                              I only hope that Tree Style Tab will work with the new UI.
                              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.

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