MozillaZine


A radical Firefox redesign in 2021

Discussion of general topics about Mozilla Firefox
xanthon

User avatar
 
Posts: 206
Joined: December 17th, 2005, 11:55 pm

Post Posted March 19th, 2021, 2:27 am

For many years I have been moving addons' icons to the menubar (along with Bookmark Toolbar Items). There is plenty of room there and I am glad now that I particularly don't use the bookmarks bar because Mozilla seems to have had so much trouble with it.

slickrcbd
 
Posts: 445
Joined: September 1st, 2010, 1:57 am

Post Posted March 19th, 2021, 10:20 am

I did the same thing when they removed the extra toolbars and found I could now drag stuff to the menu bars (used to be impossible in early versions).
What I haven't been able to cope with is removing the bookmark descriptions.
Especially since I hadn't been paying attention to the change log when Firefox automatically updated and it caught me by surprise when it removed all the descriptions.
I had literally thousands of fanfic bookmarks with the story summaries along with author names in the description field. There even used to be a Greasmonkey script to automatically add that to any bookmark made on Fanfiction.net.
With that field removed it makes remembering which story is which based just on the title virtually impossible when somebody is doing a fic search on another board and I know I've read the story in question, but that was another rant from years ago.

Snake4
 
Posts: 1154
Joined: December 27th, 2017, 4:03 am
Location: Australia

Post Posted April 2nd, 2021, 5:52 pm

wonder if they'll Make 89 that Proton Release or will 90 be that?

WaltS48

User avatar
 
Posts: 4731
Joined: May 7th, 2010, 9:38 am
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post Posted April 3rd, 2021, 7:05 am

Snake4 wrote:wonder if they'll Make 89 that Proton Release or will 90 be that?


89
Linux Desktop - AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 455 3.3GHz | 8.0GB RAM | GeForce GT 630
Windows Notebook - AMD A8 7410 2.2GHz | 6.0GB RAM | AMD Radeon R5

Baldape
 
Posts: 56
Joined: November 10th, 2013, 6:41 pm

Post Posted April 3rd, 2021, 1:57 pm

I hope they don't remove the menu you know the File Edit View History Bookmarks Tools Help toolbar.

Snake4
 
Posts: 1154
Joined: December 27th, 2017, 4:03 am
Location: Australia

Post Posted April 3rd, 2021, 3:29 pm

Baldape wrote:I hope they don't remove the menu you know the File Edit View History Bookmarks Tools Help toolbar.

they wont take that away. still to many use that still. i do in Thunderbird

slickrcbd
 
Posts: 445
Joined: September 1st, 2010, 1:57 am

Post Posted April 4th, 2021, 10:27 am

Like they won't take away the bookmark descriptions?
The additional toolbars?
The RSS feeds?
Legacy extensions and more importantly the features they used that are no longer supported in the name of security?

That just off the top of my head.

Snake4
 
Posts: 1154
Joined: December 27th, 2017, 4:03 am
Location: Australia

Post Posted April 4th, 2021, 3:41 pm

slickrcbd wrote:Like they won't take away the bookmark descriptions?
The additional toolbars?
The RSS feeds?
Legacy extensions and more importantly the features they used that are no longer supported in the name of security?

That just off the top of my head.

im pretty sure you can still use RSS feeds in an email client
Legacy Extensions the way they used to Hook into XUL or whatever it is, was a security problem. if you dont care for security, give me ya IP address :D
bookmark Discriptions , was a pointless feature to begin with

therube

User avatar
 
Posts: 20629
Joined: March 10th, 2004, 9:59 pm
Location: Maryland USA

Post Posted April 5th, 2021, 11:00 am

Legacy Extensions the way they used to Hook into XUL or whatever it is, was a security problem.

And "webextensions" (you know, the holy grail) are secure ;-).

(Heh. Been a long time since I've looked, & it looks like they've stopped "updating" it - or, there has been no reason to have it updated - since November 2020: Blocked Add-ons [you know, because webextensions are secure :evilgrin:.)
Fire 750, bring back 250.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

slickrcbd
 
Posts: 445
Joined: September 1st, 2010, 1:57 am

Post Posted April 5th, 2021, 2:14 pm

Snake4 wrote:
slickrcbd wrote:Like they won't take away the bookmark descriptions?
bookmark Discriptions , was a pointless feature to begin with

I used it for fanfic bookmarks, before the "keywords" or "Tags" fields were in place, going back to the days of Netscape Navigator. I used to have a Greasemonkey script to automatically fill in the author and summaries on FF.net.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51097342431_6f8c77e872_o.jpg
BookmarksDescription by slickrcbd, on Flickr
Last edited by smsmith on April 6th, 2021, 9:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: removed image tags because image was breaking forum layout - smsmith/moderator

Snake4
 
Posts: 1154
Joined: December 27th, 2017, 4:03 am
Location: Australia

Post Posted April 5th, 2021, 3:44 pm

as i said it was a useless an baseless feature. i dont see other browsers with it, but thats besides the point of this thread. please dont derail it.

Snake4
 
Posts: 1154
Joined: December 27th, 2017, 4:03 am
Location: Australia

Post Posted April 6th, 2021, 9:07 pm


charscot
 
Posts: 134
Joined: August 14th, 2006, 4:38 pm
Location: London, UK

Post Posted April 8th, 2021, 4:39 am

Relieved to see the compact mode is not going after all, although they could have just kept it rather than this "middle ground" option.

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/07/mozil ... ting-ones/
Cheers

Rich

robobox

User avatar
 
Posts: 21
Joined: November 19th, 2018, 8:37 am
Location: The United States

Post Posted April 8th, 2021, 4:44 am

It seems like Proton was enabled by default for me on 89 Nightly. It looks fine so far.
- sincerely, robobox

smsmith
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 19892
Joined: December 7th, 2004, 8:51 pm
Location: Indiana

Post Posted April 8th, 2021, 11:57 am

Something is off about the shadow on the bookmarks menu button. It has a gap of a couple of pixels off to the right and bottom edge of the menu. But only on the main bookmarks menu, looks ok for the subfolder menus. Happens on two different computers of mine. Anybody else seeing that? No. I have not yet tried in safe mode. :P

Edit: Looks the same in safe mode.

Edit 2: Someone must have heard me complaining. It's fixed on one machine now. Will check on the other tomorrow morning!
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.
I like poetry, long walks on the beach and poking dead things with a stick.
Please do not PM me for personal support. Keep posts here in the Forums instead and we all learn.

Return to Firefox General


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests