FEEDBACK FROM A VERY UNHAPPY FIREFOX USER 01-JUN-2021 I received a push update to Firefox 89.0. On my machine (which has a small screen geometry) the new layout is very (… (read more)
FEEDBACK FROM A VERY UNHAPPY FIREFOX USER 01-JUN-2021
I received a push update to Firefox 89.0. On my machine (which has a small screen geometry) the new layout is very (very) inefficient - waaaay too much space between screen widgets.
I looked for how to reverse the UI in 89.0 and the procedure was too complicated and time consuming to do in the time available.
I downloaded Firefox 88.0.1 and installed that over 89.0, but upon startup it will not accept the profiles and insists on creating a new profile or exiting (either option BAD).
Fortunately I had imaged the whole machine about a week before, so I was able to get back to 88.0.1 and resume use of my profiles (which have lots of stored data and specific preferences.)
MOZILLA FIREFOX TEAM HERE THIS:
1. Pushing down a non-trivial change to UI is very Windows-8-esque and is bad form without an option to (easily) back out. Microsoft has evidently learned this lesson - each Windows 10 update comes with an option to back out.
2. Leaving Mozilla's "feedback" page inoperative when pushing this extent of update is bad form.
3. My trust in Mozilla is somewhat damaged at this point; I will not accept any update after 88.0.1 I am running now until I have time to pre-test it in a "safe" environment.