Posts Tagged ‘Australis’

Optimize Tabs in Firefox with Classic Theme Restorer

Friday, July 24th, 2015

This sounds especially useful for grouchy, stubborn, middle-aged men like me, who hate it when program interfaces are changed, just for the sake of change.

Classic Theme Restorer is a popular extension for the Firefox browser. Initially created to undo the Australis redesign of the web browser, it is now offering settings and switches for a variety of elements and features of the browser. When you open the options the extension ships with, you get a massive list of preferences sorted into groups.


Firefox 30 Released – Find Out What’s New

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Just when you were getting used to Firefox 29, along comes Firefox 30 …

Firefox 30 is the new stable version of the web browser that is currently available on Mozilla’s FTP server only. The organization pushes new releases to the ftp server first before they are made available on the website and via the browser’s automatic updating mechanism. Some third-party websites may also host the new release early, but unless you want to use a specific feature right away or patch security issues, it is usually the best idea to wait until the release is announced officially by Mozilla.


How to Restore Firefox’s Classic Theme After the Australis Interface Update

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The new Australis interface is on it’s way … but fortunately for us luddites, there’s a way to undo the change …

The Australis interface redesign landed in the Nightly channel today. It changes a lot of things around in the browser, and if you are unhappy with some of the changes, you may be glad to hear that a first extension has been released that lets you undo several of the changes that Mozilla introduced in Firefox 28 Nightly.


Prepare Yourself – Australis Landing on Firefox Nightly on Monday

Friday, November 15th, 2013

I’ve been reading a heck of a lot about Australis (both good and bad) for months now … and now it looks like I’ll finally be able to check it out for myself …

If things go as planned, Mozilla will move the controversial interface update for its Firefox browser to the browser’s Nightly channel on Monday, November 18th. Up until now, Australis was tested in special UX Builds of the browser and not available in any of the regular release channels of it.


Good News: Firefox Add-On to Restore Classic Functionality when Australis Launches

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

I wonder how many users turn to an add-on like this when Firefox decides to change its interface? If it’s more than 50% of the user base, then maybe Firefox should just leave its interface alone and offer stuff like Australis as an add-on rather than the default.

If you mention the upcoming Firefox interface overhaul Australis to Firefox users, you may notice that at least part of the user base of the browser is opposed to it. The major reason for this opposition are changes that come along with Australis, most notably to the customization options that Firefox currently provides to its user base.


Firefox’s Australis Theme May Have Disastrous Consquences for Users Who Customize the Browser

Friday, April 19th, 2013

This kind of sounds like Firefox is slowly morphing into Google Chrome …

The new Australis theme has been looming around the heads of the Firefox community for a very long time. Most of what we – that is the public – know about the theme is that it will modify how Firefox looks as it will replace the current default theme when it is released. What many Firefox users may not be aware of though is that Australis is more than just a theme replacement as it will affect the way we customize the browser.


Get a Sneak Peek at Firefox’s New Design

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

First IE radically redesigns their interface, and now Firefox has redesigned their interface too … I wonder if Google will be next?

If you are following the development of the Firefox web browser you have probably noticed that some Mozilla designers are currently working on a new design, or refresh, of the browser that they call Australis. Up until now, mostly screenshots of the new design have been made available on designer blogs, while some smaller changes have already been implemented into recent versions of the web browser.