[SOLVED] did the desktop recently change?

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[SOLVED] did the desktop recently change?

Postby ayarrington » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:39 pm

Maybe a dumb question, but recently,I've noticed my tabs and such, most noticeable in Firefox, appear very flat, not like they used to. Honestly, I'm not sure this isn't some global "preference" I changed to accommodate a lower-end graphics card(I'm using a netbook with relatively modest hardware specs, but it used to be more visually appealing than it appears now. I know it's not a big deal, but as a former/now disabled i.t. guru, it bothers me that it changed so dramatically unintentionally...
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated......thanks, all!
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Re: did the desktop recently change?

Postby revian » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:06 pm

ayarrington wrote:Maybe a dumb question, but recently,I've noticed my tabs and such, most noticeable in Firefox, appear very flat, not like they used to. Honestly, I'm not sure this isn't some global "preference" I changed to accommodate a lower-end graphics card(I'm using a netbook with relatively modest hardware specs, but it used to be more visually appealing than it appears now. I know it's not a big deal, but as a former/now disabled i.t. guru, it bothers me that it changed so dramatically unintentionally...
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated......thanks, all!

If you've updated Firefox very recently, you are seeing a new version called Firefox Quantum, and yes the UI is very different. A lot of UI tech is slowly moving toward a flat design and using CSS, so we'll be seeing more of that as time goes.
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Re: did the desktop recently change?

Postby ayarrington » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:20 pm

Indeed you are correct......thank you for your reply!

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Re: [SOLVED] did the desktop recently change?

Postby Mick-Cork » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:26 pm

One of the good things about CSS is that it allows the user to modify the look and feel of things. I don't like the sharp rectangular tabs in Firefox 57 (Quantum) either and I found the following GitHub page which describes how to retrieve those curves.

https://github.com/wilfredwee/photon-australis

Applied it to my dark FF theme and back to looking good :)


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