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Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 29, 2017 09:18PM
Im on the Firefox beta channel (have been for a long time), its just updated for me -- but been out for few days. Version 57.0b4 (64-bit)

Mozillas marketing says 2X faster, 30% less memory than Chrome

Now black tab bar, with active tab light gray...

[techcrunch.com]

[thenextweb.com]

Get the beta:
[www.mozilla.org]





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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 29, 2017 09:21PM
.....is it a Quantum...Leap.....??



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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 29, 2017 09:22PM
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NewtonMP2100
.....is it a Quantum...Leap.....??

Nope, of Solace...





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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 29, 2017 09:24PM
thanks, it does seem faster.

I hate the black bar at the top.
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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 29, 2017 09:29PM
I hope there is a way to get rid of the freaking black bar. I am beyond sick of the whole dark UI thing.
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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 29, 2017 09:33PM
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ka jowct
I hope there is a way to get rid of the freaking black bar. I am beyond sick of the whole dark UI thing.

Damn straight skippy, had to take off all my Adobe apps -- blech.

Doesnt seem like any prefs to change it. Dark/light gray is fine. The huge contrast really isnt necessary -- its makes it harder to see the other tabs...







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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 29, 2017 09:40PM
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space-time
thanks, it does seem faster.

I hate the black bar at the top.

Thanks for the warning!



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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 29, 2017 09:47PM
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jdc
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ka jowct
I hope there is a way to get rid of the freaking black bar. I am beyond sick of the whole dark UI thing.

Damn straight skippy, had to take off all my Adobe apps -- blech.

Doesnt seem like any prefs to change it. Dark/light gray is fine. The huge contrast really isnt necessary -- its makes it harder to see the other tabs...

No prob, just make yourself 20 years old and only use retina displays.
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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 29, 2017 11:50PM
looking really cluttered and hard to read... they made the tabs with heavy contrast, but not things like the back button -- thin and barely seen







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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 30, 2017 05:28AM
but not things like the back button -- thin and barely seen

This is Johny Ive's contribution.
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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 30, 2017 06:53AM
go into Add-ons, the Themes, and you find a Light theme, that solves the black tab problem.

The new version is FAST compared to my previous one, but it disabled my old 1Password extension.
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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 30, 2017 07:45AM
I just switched to FF last week coz Chrome was way to slooooooow.
Safari has just been disappointing.
Saw the announce about the Q57 changes.
Hope it's still .........



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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 30, 2017 07:56AM
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space-time
go into Add-ons, the Themes, and you find a Light theme, that solves the black tab problem.

The new version is FAST compared to my previous one, but it disabled my old 1Password extension.

Great to know that there is a light theme.
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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 30, 2017 10:28AM
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ka jowct
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space-time
go into Add-ons, the Themes, and you find a Light theme, that solves the black tab problem.

The new version is FAST compared to my previous one, but it disabled my old 1Password extension.

Great to know that there is a light theme.

Weird that’s the first place I looked and didn’t see it.

My FF is borked somehow anyway — it’s not rendering fonts and everything is really small. I’ve checked every pref I could see and still nothing.

Most likely will do a nuke and pave later this month anyway after I get thru some deadlines. Can’t use postbox anymore— it sucks. Going back to mail.

Although I wish I did have acces to Sierra now. Think I would be ok going by to it from el cap.





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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 30, 2017 02:45PM
Awesome -- something to look forward to!



It is what it is.
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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 30, 2017 03:53PM
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Fritz
I just switched to FF last week coz Chrome was way to slooooooow.
Safari has just been disappointing.
Saw the announce about the Q57 changes.
Hope it's still .........

I use all 3 daily, and cant really say any one of them is noticably faster than the other. Id say if its running super slow, then it needs a reset.





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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: September 30, 2017 04:05PM
Beta is working well so far. I do wish there were more sites in the Top Sites feature when a new tab is opened - seems limited to ten. Anyone know how to add more?



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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 30, 2017 04:42PM
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jdc
I use all 3 daily, and cant really say any one of them is noticeably faster than the other. I'd say if its running super slow, then it needs a reset.

I reset Chrome and Safari so often it got tiring. Perhaps there were add-ons or exts that sucked, dunno. But other friends had the same experience and suggested FF.

See where I'm at with FF in a month.



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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: jonny
Date: September 30, 2017 10:53PM
I hope they fixed the memory leak.
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Re: Firefox has an all new look -- called Quantum
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: October 01, 2017 01:08AM
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jonny
I hope they fixed the memory leak.

Nope.



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