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Old 13. Dec 2013, 12:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks MC, but that seems to be an issue for old versions. Still not solved yet?
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Old 13. Dec 2013, 05:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I updated both of my computers to Firefox 26. My UI looks identical as it did before updating despite " browser.download.useToolkiUI" not showing up anymore in about:config. Anupam, I think, perhaps you can get rid of the Download manager if you downgrade Firefox, make the changes that you want and then upgrade again (over the top).

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Old 13. Dec 2013, 05:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Nah, I don't like it that way. I don't wanna downgrade. And I always do a fresh installation everytime with a major update. Anyways, I don't have much issues with the new downloader now. It's OK. Not a big deal. Only thing is that it requires a bit of an extra click to clear the downloads, or see them.
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Old 13. Dec 2013, 10:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Not sure why but Firefox works the best for me on this site. I seldom use IE or Chrome anymore. After reviewing the browser category I've found many alternatives with features I like better.

Here's a scoop. Word has it another browser is about to be added to the Mega-Browser category. I wonder what it could be?
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Old 14. Dec 2013, 04:57 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Word has it another browser is about to be added to the Mega-Browser category. I wonder what it could be?
The suspense is killing us.
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Old 15. Dec 2013, 10:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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hm upgraded, noticed that I don't "lag" using google maps now. did they fix the html5 on this version to work smoother?
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Old 16. Dec 2013, 08:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The old downloader API has indeed been removed from Firefox 26.

http://www.ghacks.net/2013/12/14/fir...ns-left-right/
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The old downloader API has indeed been removed from Firefox 26.

http://www.ghacks.net/2013/12/14/fir...ns-left-right/
Mozilla seems to be desperate with all these needless changes.......First they removed the address bar favicon, followed by the cutting down of the status bar/addon bar, now it's the download manager. God knows what is going to get axed next.
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Mozilla seems to be desperate with all these needless changes.......First they removed the address bar favicon, followed by the cutting down of the status bar/addon bar, now it's the download manager. God knows what is going to get axed next.
They see the writing on the wall. Innovations from China (Maxthon) and Japan (Sleipnir) are pressuring Google and Mozilla to stay on top.
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Old 18. Dec 2013, 12:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I did get rid of the download manager when it first came out but I cant remember right now which setting I changed. I ll try to figure it out later what is it that needs to be changed and I ll post it here. I haven't updated to 26 yet but when I tried it sandboxed a couple days ago, everything remained as I have it now, including how I handle downloads (no downloads manager).

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You can still see something like the old manager with Ctrl-J or "Show All Downloads" from the pop out ... these will open the Library window with your downloads list.

The main annoyance for me is that there's now a redundant button in AiO Sidebar which is irrelevant I guess but still an irritation to chronically OCD types as it just opens an empty space. This was fixed before with an AiO update but that was when the relevant code was still in place.

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Mozilla seems to be desperate with all these needless changes.......First they removed the address bar favicon, followed by the cutting down of the status bar/addon bar, now it's the download manager. God knows what is going to get axed next.
The address bar favicon was removed for good reasons - apparently some dodgy sites used it to fool the unwary by using a mock up of the "Safe" padlock icon as their site favicon, or some such unpleasant behaviour.

You can however get it back if you wish with this FF add on - Classic Style For Favicon - and without losing the Mozilla site info pop-out.



As for how long it will work before Mozilla make yet more add ons defunct by changing code is anyone's guess

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