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Redaktion

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Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« on: June 01, 2021, 23:51:11 »
Released earlier today, Firefox 89 comes with a clean design "is easy on the eyes, bright and buoyant on screens of all sizes" across multiple platforms. The list of visual changes is pretty long and includes a new icon set crisp typography, streamlined toolbar and menus, a new look for tabs, expanded privacy protections, and more.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Firefox-89-launches-with-a-redesigned-interface.542369.0.html

Jan Jans

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Re: Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 00:23:00 »
Yes it is a crisp new interface, but in my opinion the icons of my favorite websites are now a little bit too small (they should fill the individual square window a bit more)

Wereweeb

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Re: Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 00:29:43 »
Firefox is my secondary browser on mobile. Brave is my primary. I just like segmentating stuff per browser.

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Re: Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 01:05:21 »
I used to use it... Until they "updated" the android app to a completely new browser that was very obviously not finished.
It wasn't even possible to go back to the previous version, so I had to search the internet for an old version and delete the new, "improved" one. I'm still angry at losing my tabs and bookmarks. ò_ó
Maybe when I get a new computer I'll try it again, as I won't have anything to lose.

George

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Re: Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 01:06:48 »
Firefox has been my default browser for years. While not all features are (add-ons) are available on all platforms, I use it on WIN, OSX and iOS.

I don't like surfing without advertisement and script blocking. The privacy features allow me to have +160 tabs open (in multiple windows) that are isolated from each other so none of the tabs know about the others.

With a Firefox account I can sync tabs, favorites and settings across devices.

Safari and Edge can't be updated separate from the OS. I don't like Chrome.

So I'll continue using Firefox.

RicoViking9000

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Re: Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 05:09:33 »
...Edge can't be updated separate from the OS.

That is no longer the case

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Re: Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 08:18:04 »
Even with Proton UI disabled it looks quite better and more sharp.
I tried the proton UI, but it apparent it's still in beta as some UI elements do not fit correctly - for example sound icon for tabs and longer titles in tabs + it's quite pale for late night work.

Vikram Shenoy

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Re: Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2021, 15:16:38 »
Using Firefox for 15 years now.
Still my main browser. It has some simple, but unique features that others do not have (at least not accessible in simple form)-
1. CONTAINER TABS (the simplest way to separate website local storage)
2. ZOOM TEXT ONLY (a boon on some webpages, only the text zooms and everything is sharp, unlike the global zoom on chrome)
3. SYNC WITH PRIVACY- unlike Chrome and Edge which force sync through Google and MS ids.
4. FIREFOX MONITOR- built in alerts for email compromises on the darkweb
5. CUSTOM CLEAR DATA OPTIONS WHEN CLOSING THE BROWSER. Not available on Chrome, available on Edde.
6. WINDOWS TASKBAR THUMBNAILS FOR TABS
7. PROFILE MANAGER USING ABOUT:PROFILES (impossible on Chrome and Edge without creating a new user)

Firefox is still my main go-to browser for secure tasks. I'll be on it for the foreseeable future.

LOL

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Re: Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2021, 18:42:39 »
Good thing about Firefox is that you can go to the Mozilla FTP server and download any older version.

Yandex (based on Chromium and made by the Russians) is my main daily driver browser, but I use Firefox once in a while if I wish to use the plugins. For example: HLS Downloader, The Stream Detector, Video Downloadhelper, Greasemonkey etc.

Palemoon, which is based on Firefox, still supports Flash. One of the few browsers out there. Flash games, Flash animations, Flash emulators: use Palemoon.

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Re: Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2021, 07:01:52 »
It's not surprising that they're losing in market share. Not sure what they expected when they dumbed down the browser and took away a lot of its capabilities, what made it special, to make it more like Chrome. It's not like people are going to say "I like Chrome, so now that this 'Firefox' browser is similar to it, I'm going to switch." Chrome users are generally speaking more basic users that use it because it's what comes by default on their phones, and because it's everywhere. Whereas Firefox users tend to be more tech-savvy and specifically use(d) it because it suits/suited their specific needs, and therefore would, and did, abandon it when it no longer did so. And then there's the whole ridiculous "accelerated release" where they suddenly started ramping up the version number like crazy, going up a major version about every 6 weeks to keep up with Chrome. I wonder if they're going to just keep going once they hit 100 or if they'll change the scheme somehow to attempt to draw attention away from the ridiculousness of it. They just seem so focused on silly things and doing stuff that drives away users while doing little to attract new ones.

Until recently, I used Waterfox as my main browser, but now I primarily use Vivaldi, though I'm strongly considering switching back to Waterfox, though I'm unsure of the direction of development with that now. It seems there is no good option anymore. Same goes for mobile. Firefox was decent until they completely ruined it several months ago, Vivaldi is far too buggy, Brave isn't much better, and Chrome is, well, Chrome. DDG is decent but isn't really designed for normal use as a daily driver but rather for privacy, which it goes a bit too far on and effectively makes it no good for general use. I've reached the point I just try to use mobile browsers any more than I absolutely have to. I used to enjoy using browsers and surfing the web, but more and more I hate it as they become less functional and more problematic as they try to become overly simplified to appease the masses.

 

 
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