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chachazz
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Re: [Dev Build] Australis is landing in Firefox Nightly

Holly branch is merging into Aurora channel next week while Australis stay in Nightly for another cycle.
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Australis-Styled Widgets Presentation

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Australis is landing in Firefox Nightly - Mozilla UX
November 18, 2013

quote:
A very exciting set of changes is landing in Firefox Nightly. We’ve been calling the project Australis, but, simply, it’s the next iteration of the Firefox user interface. It’s not quite finished, and it needs more polish, which is exactly why we’re so eager to get it out to a wider set of the community.

So, what is Australis?
1. It’s the most beautiful and detail-obsessed iteration of Firefox’s visual design yet: modern, clean, and comfortable.
2. More fundamentally, it’s a streamlining and simplification of the default interface, to declutter and better focus on how people use a browser today.
3. Finally, it includes a new simple way to customize the browser and make it your own.

There are also many side-benefits: a better more extensible interface model that will accommodate future features and additions; a simpler presentation of add-ons as equals to built-in browser features; and a familiar look and feel across all our platforms so that Firefox feels like Firefox everywhere. We’ll be writing more about all of these in future posts.
...continue reading.

Intro to Australis video.










Australis-Styled Widgets VIDEO:

»people.mozilla.org/~jwein/austra ··· ets.webm


Australis-Styled Widgets Presentation
»msujaws.wordpress.com/2013/12/04 ··· entation
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I’ll be posting links to the source code repositories and download links for the add-ons sometime later this week.
follow that blog ... can't wait..

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I think it's funny that they're using an old Firefox logo image for their presentation on the new "UX" (funny-strange and funny-haha).


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said by chachazz:

can't wait

That would make you the "one out of five" (given Australis has an estimated 20% "approval rating" among users).

Let's all give a cheer for Mozilla (with a football bowl theme): "Push it back, push it back, w-a-a-y-y-y back!"


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Re: [Dev Build] Australis is landing in Firefox Nightly

Yep, I like the new Australis UI and Firefox progress.
There's lots of trolls and haters here who have little to add but negative,
, heck, Australis it's here to stay so ...




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Yeah...never mind that many do not like the changes...force it down their throats just like government does...they eventually will come around. Right ? Tongue planted firmly in cheek.


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In that recent survey I let them know that I was switching over to Chrome (and I use nightly most days of the week) since there wasn't anything worthwhile different between the two except that Chrome seems to use less system resources and doesn't cache start up pages by default.
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Australis is landing in Firefox Aurora


Firefox 29.0a2
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[Dev Build] Australis is landing in Firefox Nightly Aurora

•Mozilla decides to uplift Australis to Firefox Aurora
»www.ghacks.net/2014/01/31/mozill ··· -aurora/
•Australis uplift in 29
»groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ ··· 8gMOSRIY
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I was just going to post something about this; despite the number of articles, Australis has NOT landed in Aurora as of yet. I know because I just downloaded it (and checked for updates) and same old UI. HOWEVER, the installation process was noticeably different (but I don't know if that happened in the now current beta version or if it's new for Aurora, I suspect the latter).
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We should be seeing it soon on the Aurora site:

...it doesn't like TabMixPlus..
Get the latest TMP Dev build: »tmp.garyr.net/forum/viewtopic.ph ··· &t=15740


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Australis
• Has merged to the Aurora channel!
»wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Meeting ··· Feb-2014
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The other day, I pulled down, then pulled up Nightly.
When I was finished, I could NOT figure out how to Exit.
Literally!
(I had a LOT of windows/tabs open, so the close (X) button on one window would not do.)
I looked & looked & looked, but saw no way out?
I literally killed the task to quit.

I then started it up again & found myself in the same situation.
Figured I must have missed it.

Turns out, it is that hieroglyphic-like thing, that mostly circle with a | bar in it (seen in the pic above), icon that is the "Exit" button. Had no clue.

Now that I know... But that is not the point. The point is take some who does something regularly, who uses something regularly, & change it... Why? To not provide something familiar, for those who want it, I think is wrong & will prove out to be wrong. (There is SeaMonkey .) Now I may be a (quasi)Luddite, no watch, no cell, no... & while a 3rd grader would likely have had no problem figuring it out... I did!

Isn't that just what MS did with Win8? They took the familiar, what we know & are used to, & threw it out the window... Because...? Aren't we all the better for that!

So the me, the comment:

> force it down their throats ... Tongue planted firmly in cheek

is more then just "tongue in cheek". It affects my usage (well not really since I rarely use FF) of & impression of, FF.


anonomeX

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Welcome to Australis... everything you never knew you really didn't want.

Just curious: does the Menu bar still pop-up when you hit the 'Alt' key?


agwsgs

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On Firefox Nightly 30 on Linux 'Alt' shows the Menu Bar.

Which is nice because the non-UX version doesn't do that on all Linux environments such as the one I use.


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Still not getting it via the internal updater; had to go here, near the bottom of the page: »ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ··· -aurora/
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The other day, I pulled down, then pulled up Nightly. When I was finished, I could NOT figure out how to Exit.
Literally!

It looks like just about every other "power off" icon I've used in the last couple of years...
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said by darcilicious:

said by therube:

The other day, I pulled down, then pulled up Nightly. When I was finished, I could NOT figure out how to Exit.
Literally!

It looks like just about every other "power off" icon I've used in the last couple of years...

- ditto -

such drama


- or - Click the Open Menu button again = closed.



















Only one dislike is the unmovable back forward button on the left side.


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Re: [Dev Build] Australis is landing in Firefox Nightly

Remove things and make the things that are still there less customizable. UX is a POS.


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Something of interest related to Australis... New user accounts.

»betanews.com/2014/02/08/mozilla- ··· -chrome/


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...and the Google Chrome cloning continues... (my interest continues to wane)


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Something of interest related to Australis... New user accounts.

It's not about Australis (which is just UI) ...it's this:
Test the New Firefox Sync on Nightly Release Channel

Test the New Firefox Sync and Customize the New UI in Firefox Aurora

A Better Firefox Sync

Mozilla support - Using New Sync

Wiki - Firefox Accounts for Sync and Marketplace
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Either way, I found that the current sync for FF is problematic and confusing. If this new one works as well as Google's, I am all for it. While I do not run Chrome, I do have my bookmarks set up in Chrome in the cloud somewhere at this time because I do not even have Chrome installed in my computer right now. BUT, the Chrome browser for Android works very well for me and it has a very nice bookmark management system when compared to the last mobile FF browser I tried. So my 1400 bookmarks that are all sorted into categorized folders are all synced up very nicely for me there.


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Re: Australis is landing in Firefox Aurora

> It looks like just about every other "power off" icon I've used in the last couple of years...

Well, if you've never used a "power off" device, then looking at it for the first time it might be understandable that you have no idea what it is or what it is supposed to be or do.


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Mozilla's Australis Design And Improved Sync Come To Firefox Beta 29

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• Firefox 29 Beta Desktop Notes (First offered to Beta channel users on March 20, 2014)
»www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29 ··· senotes/

• What's New:
- A set of new improvements to the Firefox user interface
- ...
»blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/03/20 ··· stomize/


Related:

• Firefox 29 Beta debuts Australis UI, improved sync function
»betanews.com/2014/03/19/firefox- ··· unction/

• Mozilla’s Australis Design And Improved Sync Come To Firefox Beta 29
»techcrunch.com/2014/03/20/mozill ··· beta-29/

• Firefox 29 beta arrives with new Sync tool, customization mode, and Mozilla’s user interface overhaul Australis
»thenextweb.com/apps/2014/03/20/f ··· /#!AH98Q
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said by Gone Fishing:

Mozilla’s Australis Design And Improved Sync Come To Firefox Beta 29
»techcrunch.com/2014/03/20/mozill ··· beta-29/

"I've been running the Firefox Nightly releases and Chrome side-by-side lately, and sometimes I get confused about which one I'm using -- that's how similar they look."

Indeed. (I've been doing the same as well.)
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Re: [Dev Build] Australis is landing in Firefox Nightly

29beta1 has shown up at PortableApps:


Customization? ...what customization?


Yeah, I'll be playing around with it... of course, I'll be "holding" at 28 for quite a while longer.



Edit: Missing toolbar space? Yep. Installed Vertical Toolbar (which I had stopped using because I didn't need any more space on the default toolbars with small icons) and The Puzzle Piece (for add-on bar and statusbar stuff I still use, plus it adds some still useful toolbar thingies [spacers and such]), and I'm back to being comfortable [enough] with it.


Australis in... Australia!




Edit: I like this: »www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29 ··· ox/29.0/ (I expect it works with a lot of "bad" URLs.)