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    Firefox 4

    Anybody else disapponted that Firefox 4 (and also IE9 or so I'm told) have gone to a Google Chrome layout. I'm sorry but why change from the traditional layout? This has actually quite upset me, I liked my browsers laid out the way they were.


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    I'm sorry but why change from the traditional layout? This has actually quite upset me, I liked my browsers laid out the way they were.
    Hey - feel for me - there's no Win3.11 theme in Windows 7

    As a lecturer once told me many moons ago - if you don't like change - learn to be a baker - don't get into the IT Industry

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    PS doesnt look much differnet to me - have they swapped the address/tabs toolbar order??? Who cares
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    It is indeed very 'Chromey' now but that's not all that bad.

    Best bit is the speeeeeeed.

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    The fact it is all "Chromey" now has led to me trying Firefox again, I had converted to Chrome from firefox as I like the search and layout better in chrome

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    It was a bit weird at first but it makes more sense now, appearance wise it makes more sense to have empty grey space up there than underneath a very full address-bar and bookmarks-bar.

    But mainly I'm with Butters, wooooooooosh---!

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    View > Toolbars > Tabs on top.

    You can change it from the 'chromey' version back to how v3 used to be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooley View Post
    The fact it is all "Chromey" now has led to me trying Firefox again, I had converted to Chrome from firefox as I like the search and layout better in chrome
    that was my first though too. I've been using it for about 2 hours and the speed increase (HW acceleration on) is great with no slowdown with about 30 tabs atm. I like the simplified UI and the upgrade went smoothly. top bananas to the guys at mozilla...

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    Okay, changed back to V3 style layout and calmed down. Speed is pretty amazing though. Although I'm not totally liking the menu layout i.e. instead of file, edit etc... having a Firefox menu button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    Okay, changed back to V3 style layout and calmed down. Speed is pretty amazing though. Although I'm not totally liking the menu layout i.e. instead of file, edit etc... having a Firefox menu button.
    press the alt key and it just appears...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    Okay, changed back to V3 style layout and calmed down. Speed is pretty amazing though. Although I'm not totally liking the menu layout i.e. instead of file, edit etc... having a Firefox menu button.
    View > Toolbars > Menu Bar

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    Im more disappointed with Google Chrome. Google gears is not supported in the Mac version of Chrome, but is in firefox!

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    Too used to srware iron to change back to using firefox regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    I'm sorry but why change from the traditional layout?
    Blame the laptop and display manufacturers. Because of them, almost every LCD now has an aspect ratio of 16:9 (and consequently a lower vertical resolution).

    By making the browsers' user interface smaller you will be able to see more of the webpage you are on, especially if you have a crummy netbook with a resolution of 1024x600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    I'm sorry but why change from the traditional layout?
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Blame the laptop and display manufacturers. Because of them, almost every LCD now has an aspect ratio of 16:9 (and consequently a lower vertical resolution)
    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.



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