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    Quote Originally Posted by dayzd View Post
    View > Toolbars > Tabs on top.

    You can change it from the 'chromey' version back to how v3 used to be...
    Aaaah, that's better!

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    All sorted now. Shame they don't offer you the option of using the 'Classic' view when installing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayzd View Post
    This is probably as much to do with simplification as it is space saving...

    How often does your average (and I stress average here. I mean like your Mum, not those more like ourselves who want more from our browsers) use any of the functions in the menu bar? At most, people regularly use their bookmarks and occasionally history, which have a sidebar. Your average person isn't interested in the 'View Source' or 'Page info' options, so they've been hidden by default. You can turn them back on if you want, but most people don't want them, so they're not there.

    This approach makes software simpler for the less technically inclined. They can get started and get what they want from it much easier and without distraction this way.

    It's a relatively common approach to interface design these days, and it makes a whole lot of sense when you think about it.
    fair point but they also hide the bookmarks menu by default though ive managed to add it to the far right of the bookmarks toolbar

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayzd View Post
    This is probably as much to do with simplification as it is space saving...
    That too...

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2...rn-refine.aspx
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2...spotlight.aspx
    http://blog.mozilla.com/faaborg/2010...s-main-window/

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    I like it so far, only been using it for about 30 mins but the only thing that has disappointed me is the lack of a status bar. I used to have this switched on so i could monitor the progress of a page loading. Now i just have to wait. Blergh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayzd View Post
    View > Toolbars > Tabs on top.

    You can change it from the 'chromey' version back to how v3 used to be...
    Thank god for that - I was getting twitchy today.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeightonJames View Post
    I like it so far, only been using it for about 30 mins but the only thing that has disappointed me is the lack of a status bar. I used to have this switched on so i could monitor the progress of a page loading. Now i just have to wait. Blergh!
    It shows me the status with a little green bar on the tab, and I'm pretty sure it did it even before TabMixPlus went on (although you should add that anyway)

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    More importantly have they cut down on the bloat and stopped it crashing all the time? Recent versions of Firefox since 3.5 have felt like a poor copy of IE and I've moved onto Chrome now, much faster and less buggy

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    is there better GPO templates for it? or have they not done that yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    is there better GPO templates for it? or have they not done that yet?
    I don't think any progress has been made with either GPO support or a native MSI. However, you can still centrally manage preferences using autoconfig.

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    I still prefer Chrome 11 it has a better layout

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    Bugger - its gone at lost all my stored passwords at home

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    I like the App Tabs in FF4..

    FF4-App-Tabs.PNG

    Right Click a tab and it "Pins" it - making it available every time you open FireFox

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    Quote Originally Posted by MThornback View Post
    If you are going to remove the Google Search box you might as well install OmniBar so you can still use the search engines that used to be in the search box.

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