Why Firefox? Why do you have to look like Chrome?

I started using Firefox with version 2 and this is the time it’s made me sad. Sad and angry. First off I don’t like the new design – some sort of bastardized offspring of Chrome and IE. If I wanted a browser that looked like one of those, then I would just use one of them. What the hell was wrong with the way it looked? Just because Apple forged ahead and made that ugly-assed iOS7 and Microsoft followed it up with the even more revolting Windows 8 Metro UI doesn’t mean everyone has to follow and make apps look like complete and utter garbage. I noticed the same UI change in Xilisoft last night. It was perfectly fine the way it was, and now it’s been converted over to castoff Easter pastel colors. For heaven’s sake, stop messing with the damn UI!

Anyway, Firefox looks horrible now. Couple that with the latest news of how they plan to implement DRM even though they’re utterly against it, makes me wonder just what in the hell are the guys and gals at Mozilla thinking? Firefox has always been the better browser to me because it offered real features and didn’t fall into this minimalist UI trap that everyone is going to. Now it seems they’ve fallen flat on their face and will be lemmings just like the rest of the industry wherein they will make a subpar product with features people don’t want and wrap it up in a look and feel that makes people sick and angry.

This is not a welcome nor wanted upgrade. I don’t like this UI and neither do a lot of other people apparently. So much so in fact that there is a browser extension to put things back the way they were. You can install the Classic Theme Restorer to adjust the tabs, buttons and other "Australis" enhancements.

If people make plugins to undo the changes you’ve just made maybe you need to rethink your decision making paradigm.

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