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why does firefox now look like google chrome?

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just update my firefox and it looks very like google chrome !!!! is this right or is the something wrong with my install.

just update my firefox and it looks very like google chrome !!!! is this right or is the something wrong with my install.

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Not enough like FF 2.0 Yes, version 2.0.

I've had a stroke and depend on muscle memory and reflexes to navagate through Firefox, and use a an FF2 based extension theme.

I literally am PHYSICALLY unable to deal with the Chrome-lookalike theme, which would take me literally months of retraining. Months during which I wouldn't be able to browse the web, keep up with my web mail, my forums... you get the picture.

I can't help but see this as discrimination against the handicapped.

Give me back the interface look and feel that I need. Even if it means you have to re-write a theme on a custom basis.

Otherwise, you're simply telling me "Oh, you can't walk? Too bad."

Ed Becerra Stroke survivor since 1998.

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Modified by philipp

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The interface you see in Firefox 29 is a major re-design (first one since Firefox 4) of Firefox's user interface called "Australis." We could argue about the UI similarity between 29 and Chrome but what good would that do? Main point is that Firefox is still way more customizable than Google and way more secure.

If you don't like the new Australis look, you can revert back to the view before Australis using the Classic Theme Restorer addon

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thanks for your prompt reply :)

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This is/was my question, too. However, I didn't look at it like it was a problem. Now that I read the explanation given by the Mozilla support rep I'm sure I'll be able to adapt quite easily to the new format. My mantra... "Anything but IE." Thanks Firefox. Ray

Modified by RAYThOM

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Not enough like FF 2.0 Yes, version 2.0.

I've had a stroke and depend on muscle memory and reflexes to navagate through Firefox, and use a an FF2 based extension theme.

I literally am PHYSICALLY unable to deal with the Chrome-lookalike theme, which would take me literally months of retraining. Months during which I wouldn't be able to browse the web, keep up with my web mail, my forums... you get the picture.

I can't help but see this as discrimination against the handicapped.

Give me back the interface look and feel that I need. Even if it means you have to re-write a theme on a custom basis.

Otherwise, you're simply telling me "Oh, you can't walk? Too bad."

Ed Becerra Stroke survivor since 1998.