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Latest versions missing icons to reload page and indicate activity. Latest version does not allow relocation of Fwd / Back buttons. Why ?

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Latest versions missing icons to reload page and indicate activity. Latest version does not allow relocation of Fwd / Back buttons. In other words, Firefox is no longer "fully" customizable. Why ?

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Type about:customizing<Enter> in the address bar. In the new window, look for the icon. When you find it, hold down the left button on it, and move it to where you want it to be. You can move any of the icons you want from here, but some icons are locked in place.

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I appreciate all the help that has been offered.

I appreciate the time and effort of the CTR developer.

Even with CTR it just is not presently possible for me to have the browser appearance I have been accustomed to with Comodo Ice Dragon. I know, it's based on an older version of Firefox.

I want what I want. Therefore, I have given up on the latest Firefox version and uninstalled it.

Thanks again.

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P.S.

I did some more research.

Below is the link to safely download Firefox 28 English - U.S. This is the latest hassle free version offered before Australis was introduced. Until Customization issues are resolved, don't forget to select "Never check for updates".


Select: Firefox Setup 28.0.exe

The following two articles are dated from last year. Nevertheless, they are worth reading, as they give additional insight.

Firefox UI revamp sparks complaints, searches for alternatives

Mozilla plans semi-silent updates to tug laggards onto the newest Firefox

Being "secure" is always desirable.

Which is why I run Microsoft Security Essentials with Real Time Protection. Which is why I run Malwarebytes Antimalware with Real Time Protection. Which is why I run SuperAntiSpyware with Real Time Protection. Which is why I also practice safe surfing habits.

Let's face it. Like most users, I was initially persuaded to switch to Firefox because Mozilla touted its fully customizable appearance. Now, the developers have seen fit to take that most attractive feature away from its loyal users. If this concern isn't satisfactorily addressed, I will be jumping from this figurative sinking ship.

UPDATE !

I am presently auditioning the Firefox based "Pale Moon" browser.

So far, all I can say is;

NICE ! NICE ! NICE !

My Browser, My Way ! (no Australis)

Mozilla reports as follows regarding Pale Moon; "Congrats! You’re using the latest version of Firefox".

Pale Moon also offers a Firefox user profile migration tool. Thus making my transition from Firefox 28 delightfully painless.

From the Pale Moon Homepage:

"Pale Moon is an Open Source, Firefox-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows, Android and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!

Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own source with carefully selected features and optimizations to maximize the browser's speed*, stability and user experience, while maintaining compatibility with thousands of Firefox extensions many have come to love and rely on".


Try it out for yourself: Welcome to the Pale Moon project homepage

Pale Moon profile migration tool

Pale Moon profile backup tool

Pale Moon: Technical Details

Modified by Kojak1958

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You can look at the Classic Theme Restorer extension to customize the appearance in Firefox 29 and later and make it look like older Firefox versions.

  • You can check out the settings of the CTR extension via its Options/Preferences button on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" page.
  • You can find extra toolbar buttons and more toolbar settings in Customize (3-bar Firefox menu button > Customize)

See also:

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@ cor-el

Been there. did that. It only half worked. See my before / after attachments.

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UPDATE !

Previously, Mozilla reported the Pale Moon Browser as up to date. Since my post of 1/20/15 3:47 AM, It seems Mozilla has updated their server to subsequently report the Pale Moon Browser as an older version of Firefox. Apparently, Mozilla is now reporting Pale Moon as out of date because the version numbers between Mozilla and Pale Moon differ. Pale Moon is based on the latest Firefox (minus the Australis User Interface).

See Pale Moon release notes and Judge for yourself.

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Note that pale moon is not a Mozilla product, and thus we do not support it, nor should it be considered as stable or secure as Firefox. Use at your own risk.

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Tyler Downer said

Note that pale moon is not a Mozilla product, and thus we do not support it, nor should it be considered as stable or secure as Firefox. Use at your own risk.

Since the code for Firefox is open source, it can be copied verbatim. This means Pale Moon is the same (minus the Australis User Interface). Therefore any claims of instability / insecurity can reasonably be considered "smoke and mirrors" to dissuade users from abandoning Firefox.

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Actually no, it's not. Pale Moon does lots of their own changes, for example, taking out the new design isn't as simple as turning off a button, it takes lots of work to change the files, and since Pale Moon doesn't go through the rigorous testing and release process Firefox does, the potential for bugs increases significantly. I'm not just saying rhetoric, but there have been many bugs in third-party builds of Firefox over the years.

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Pale Moon isn't a fly by night rendition.. The developer tests.

Real time Antivirus / Anti Malware / Anti spyware protection / safe surfing is what it ultimately takes to be secure. If I depended on a browser alone to be "secure" I'd be in big trouble.

It is problematic, when a browser tries to be / do everything to / for everyone. What is clear to me is that Mozilla has stopped listening to users. Having decided to do as it pleases, Mozilla lost me as a loyal Firefox user.

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I'm sorry Firefox wasn't everything it could be for you. Good luck!

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