Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 Milestone Released
Friday September 1st, 2006
#7 Visual degredation
Saturday September 2nd, 2006 7:36 AM
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I really like most of the improvements, but I think the visual refresh is absolutely horrible, not to mention unnecessary. The icons are blurry and dull. Why can't I remove the search go button? Enter does the job just fine. It just clutters the interface imo. I really don't get it. When the Winstripe theme was first introduced there was a refresh some time after that. The motivation given for this was better compliance with the interface guidelines on the different platforms. Where has this motivation gone? Because this surely isn't following the guidelines very well. When used on XP using no theme it looks absolutely terrible. When using Luna it looks slightly better and more streamlined, but I detest Luna, and don't use any theme for that matter. And no, I don't use themes for Firefox either, I like apps to look nice by default. Winstripe was clean and clear, this new theme is just a total mess imo. I really hope this will be improved A LOT.