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#269626 - 05/02/14 03:04 AM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: Mark_R]
Eugene Offline
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The nice thing about switching to Firefox and other open source cross platform is you can run the same thing once you switch to Linux. Thats how I moved over years ago.

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#269628 - 05/02/14 05:06 PM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: Mark_R]
Arney Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mark_R
FYI, Microsoft issues fix.

Seems MS had second thoughts and will issue a fix to Windows XP users after all.

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#269632 - 05/03/14 07:18 PM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: Mark_R]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
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Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
If you don't like the way the current versions of Microsoft programs look (lower contrast monochrome w/ back, forward, & page reload combined with the address bar) don't let Firefox update to version 29. You will lose any custom icon locations or additions you've made.

Edit: You can get them back by reloading version 28.


Edited by UTAlumnus (05/03/14 07:18 PM)

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#269633 - 05/03/14 07:34 PM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: UTAlumnus]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
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Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: UTAlumnus
... back, forward, & page reload combined with the address bar) don't let Firefox update to version 29.

I agree. I do not like the way they integrated these into the address bar. I prefer to put these icons where *I* want them, not where somebody else wants them. You used to be able to do that, but now you can't. Ironically, you could have put the icons in the same locations they are forced into now with the old version. So they didn't add anything new. They just fixed the locations for you, and took away your choice in the matter. I can't figure out what their rationale was for doing that.

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#269635 - 05/03/14 08:53 PM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: haertig]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
You have to hunt for it but they have a page where you can download older versions. Version 28 writes over 29 or the beta for version 30 and things are back where you had them. If you use the larger icons and/or the text below them, you will have to go into customization and reset those options. I turned updates from notify me of new versions to don't even tell me about them.

P.S. I wouldn't call if fixed in anything except location. I'd call it broken. I've got home, reload, print and a couple other icons between back/forward and the address bar.


Edited by UTAlumnus (05/03/14 08:55 PM)

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#269637 - 05/04/14 01:30 AM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: UTAlumnus]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
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I may be the odd man out, but I like the new Firefox and will probably use it lot more then Chrome now.

For those who want to revert back to Firefox 28, the downloads are here.
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#269638 - 05/04/14 04:21 AM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: Teslinhiker]
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For me, the colors just added insult to injury. If they had left the icons alone, I'd probably have kept the upgrade. Locking the back and reload icons to where they put them in the address bar means learning a whole new layout from where I've had them for at least 10 years.

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#269639 - 05/04/14 05:05 AM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: Teslinhiker]
ireckon Offline
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Loc: Northern California
I'm OK with the latest Firefox upgrade (version 29.0). I just need the URL field and the search field to be up there somewhere, and they are.
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#269640 - 05/04/14 03:39 PM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: Mark_R]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
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Something to do is run the ESR version of FF. The layout stays the same and you just get security updates. Sadly as long as Apple has a significant market share your going to keep seeing copies of their bad UI design ad companies think thats what makes them sell.

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#269642 - 05/04/14 03:49 PM Re: Might be time to change your passwords [Re: UTAlumnus]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Originally Posted By: UTAlumnus
For me, the colors just added insult to injury. If they had left the icons alone, I'd probably have kept the upgrade. Locking the back and reload icons to where they put them in the address bar means learning a whole new layout from where I've had them for at least 10 years.


You might want to try Classic Them Restorer. Have not myself. Those who might want to upgrade to Firefox 29 for security fixes but retain the look and feel of 28 and below, may be interested.

Again, I like the new Firefox and the simplicity of it. I did a couple of css tweaks to re-size the address field and still trying to find a way to center that field in the browser window.

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