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89.0b2 Revert new tab design

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Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and now became largest and at the same time least information-dense panel in my entire desktop! I searched around the web for a bit in hopes that I will find a theme or an add-on that will revert this particular change but no luck. I really want to revert to old UI look (at least tabs bar), there should be default theme or option to get back to old style. After some investigation I found userChrome.css but don't really want to install it (maybe this is actually the way of doing this kind of styling). Please help me revert UI design to old one.

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I understand the remedy is to search for 'proton' in about:config and make relevant settings 'false'. You may still have to use userChrome.css. You get that page by entering about:config in the url bar and accepting the risk.

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I understand the remedy is to search for 'proton' in about:config and make relevant settings 'false'. You may still have to use userChrome.css. You get that page by entering about:config in the url bar and accepting the risk.

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TerryN21 said

I understand the remedy is to search for 'proton' in about:config and make relevant settings 'false'. You may still have to use userChrome.css. You get that page by entering about:config in the url bar and accepting the risk.

Thank you, that's exactly what I was looking for, no more rounded corners! PS new icons and style in general feels rather welcoming than hateful after disabling proton

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The new design marks it hard to me to tell which tab is open. Before I could tell in an instant, now I have to look closely. This might be a pretty change, but it is not usable.

In screenshot attached, my brain keeps telling me the Facebook tab is open.

Please change back to the way it was. I was far more efficient with the old style.

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barkingmad said

The new design marks it hard to me to tell which tab is open. Before I could tell in an instant, now I have to look closely. This might be a pretty change, but it is not usable. In screenshot attached, my brain keeps telling me the Facebook tab is open. Please change back to the way it was. I was far more efficient with the old style.

I think someone else mentioned that the new way container tabs are marked is maybe too similar to the old way the active tab was (or selected tabs were) marked. Maybe that line should be moved back to the bottom of the "tab"/"button".

Do you have Reddit account? The Team will be watching for feedback there, so you can:

(a) Join a discussion of your issue on the r/Firefox subreddit, comment, and vote.

The discussions that get the most comments and votes rise to the top of the filtered list reviewed by the team. (Example proton search)

(b) If your issue is not covered by an existing discussion, start a new one and include Proton in the title and tag it with Discussion or Proton feedback.

If other users add comments and vote up your discussion, then it should come to the attention of the team.

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