The layout change implemented in FF 29 has made using FF harder and continually frustrating. Contrary to the spin ("limiting the number of controls in the primary interf… (read more)
The layout change implemented in FF 29 has made using FF harder and continually frustrating. Contrary to the spin ("limiting the number of controls in the primary interface makes those that are there much quicker to find"), moving buttons from where I automatically look for them and hiding them elsewhere does not make them much quicker to find. I have been able to downgrade to FF 28 and turn off upgrades on my machine at home, but at work, the IT department has implemented some procedure that automatically upgraded me to FF 29 and prevents me from downgrading. I don't know if I should start using a different browser.
I have added the classic theme restorer (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/) and the status-4-evar (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-4-evar/versions/) add ons, but there are still two issues that I cannot fix:
1. I cannot get the back & forward buttons to show up as they used to on the far left. The back button seems to be 'stuck' to the address field. On the classic theme restorer page, it says: "Back-forward, reload and stop buttons. Browsers default buttons got merged with urlbar and cannot be moved to different toolbar positions or to different toolbars. CTB recreates these buttons." So I'm guessing that it is supposed to be possible to do this, but I can't see how.
2. There is a weird-looking bar of some sort at the bottom, which I assume is supposed to be the status bar. However, there is a horizontal line though the middle of it for no reason, and if I mouse over a hyperlink the url does not show up. In fact, nothing ever seems to show up in the bar, it just takes up screen space, and there doesn't seem to be any way to find out the url for a link without clicking on it, seeing where I land and then going back.
Does anyone know how to resolve these issues?