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What does your browser look like?

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Title says it all really:
What does your browser look like and why?
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The browser is a nightly Firefox trunk build ("Minefield")
The layout is simply done by Showing only the menu bar with small icons.
Elements from left to right: Navigation, Reload, Stop, Menu, Location, Search, Bookmarks, Fullscreen.
The design is the default theme with the "Elegance" persona applied.
The Persona icon in the bottom left corner is the only icon added by extension.
Window design is Windows7 Aero with black and about 50% opacity.
Close button on tabs is moved via browser.tabs.closeButtons:3

P.S. The window is usually quite a bit wider so that the location bar expands.
Installed addons: Adblock+, APNG Edit, Base64 Encoder, Chatzilla, DOM Inspector, Firebug (only enabled when I need it, as it's prone to create conflicts), FlashGot, Full Screen Video, Greasemonkey, LiveHttpHeaders, PasswordExporter, Personas

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @hansschmucker said: Title says it all really:
    What does your browser look like and why?

    Looks nice, but I would not like the small location bar. Since i limit the width of my browser it would still be too small then.

    Mine looks quite different. It's basically form follows function.
    I love to see the full URL and GET Parameters in the location bar since i care a lot about how web applications work. I don't mind spending some vertical space for that since I'm on 1920x1200.

    I use the English version of Firefox, because i hate applications translated to German. Just makes menu entries longer and feels awkward to me.

    I put the Bookmarks toolbar to the Right of the Menu and limited it to show only icons. That way i have 1 Click access to my most visited websites.

    There's a lot going on in the status bar.
    DownloadHelper - I don't really remember using it. It's for downloading flash movies
    TextArea Cache - A lifesaving add-on, because it saves backups of what i type, so i can restore them if the browser crashed or i accidently navigated away.
    AdBlock - Does just that
    Spelling correction, changing automatically between English and German depending on what site i am on
    FoxyProxy - Easy Access to Proxy configurations, which comes in handy when analyzing web applications with WebScarab
    Greasemonkey - Enables me to write custom scripts to adapt web applications to my liking
    JsView - Gives my quicker access to a web sites JavaScript and CSS files
    Stylish - Lets me modify websites CSS
    Torbutton - For Enabling/Disabling Tor

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  • Mines Just plain ol' safari 4.0: Faster than Firefox, but Boring.

  • @DjNDB said: Looks nice, but I would not like the small location bar. Since i limit the width of my browser it would still be too small then.

    Mine looks quite different. It's basically form follows function.
    I love to see the full URL and GET Parameters in the location bar since i care a lot about how web applications work. I don't mind spending some vertical space for that since I'm on 1920x1200.

    The location bar is the thing that resized when I make the window wider. I made it a lot more narrow for the screenshot, it's usually set to around 80% of my 1680px (external) / 1440px(internal) resolution, so I can see most parameters. And if I really want to see what's happening, I open LiveHttpHeaders in the sidebar.

    I should probably add what addons I am using (even if I disable the icons):
    Adblock+, APNG Edit, Base64 Encoder, Chatzilla, DOM Inspector, Firebug (only enabled when I need it, as it's prone to create conflicts), FlashGot, Full Screen Video, Greasemonkey, LiveHttpHeaders, PasswordExporter, Personas

  • @natlinxz said: Mines Just plain ol' safari 4.0: Faster than Firefox, but Boring.

    Well, that depends on who you ask. Complex CSS selectors for example are very slow in Safari, but simple selectors are relatively slow in Firefox, because the overhead per function call is longer :)

    Safari is generally more hacking and more benchmark oriented. For example when the system is very busy (as is usually the case during benchmarks) Safari will drastically reduce the number of events passed to the page.

    Try it: Run some benchmark and try to select some text while it is running... notice anything? ;)

    But concerning raw Javascript speed, Safari4 currently really is faster. Firefox on the other hand is much more memory efficient.

    There are pros and cons for any browser really (well, except Internet Explorer)

  • I've just got the standard current version of Firefox, with Tab Mix Plus, NoScript, IE Tab and TwitterFox extensions visible.

    You can see it here - it's just almost always fully opened on my 2nd monitor letting me play games (and/or do my uni work) and browse the internet at the same time.

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    Tea

    Well here it is...

    browser.png

    It's a custom Firefox Persona made with the cover of "Everything that Happens will Happen on this Tour" by David Byrne. Mozilla won't allow me to release it.

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    @corruptbiggins said: I've just got the standard current version of Firefox, with Tab Mix Plus, NoScript, IE Tab and TwitterFox extensions visible.


    Tab Mix Plus is one of the most important extensions for me. Second Place is All-in-One Gestures. I am just confused when i use a Firefox without it.

    I have configured a lot of actions to it in a way that seems intuitive to me and use it all the time for switching between tabs, closing tabs, undo closing tabs, closing other tabs, going to top or bottom of the page, history back-/forward and following previous-/next link. All with just some short mouse movements.

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    Oh, sorry, I think I missed a "r"

  • Now let's see that Certificate of Ownership...

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