Re: Oh woe is me
> I cannot for the life of me figure out how space is being wasted.
I often have a lot of tabs open, with the size of tabs reduced via an addon. With Australis, I could fit far less tabs on my screen before the names and icons started being truncated.
> Well, hard to comment since we dont know what those "Things" are
Speaking personally - and these are removed, not just hidden...
Tabs On Bottom is removed (I use it as it gives more space for tabs).
Status Bar is removed (and I find it useful, and put some addons down there to keep my main control bar tidy)
You cannot move the Back/forwards buttons any more.
You cannot move the Stop/Reload buttons or separate them (this is a big beef for me as they're now anchored at the opposite end of the address bar. I like my navigation controls to be together, not spread out at opposite ends of my screen).
In short, Australis removed a huge amount of customisability. I don't necessarily have a problem with changing defaults, so long as I can tweak things so that the browser suits my way of working. Firefox's customisability was a key feature, and Australis undermined some of the core founding principles of Firefox.
>> Entirely subjective and not worth wasting effort commenting on
I'll re-phrase then. It looks just like Chrome. And if I wanted a browser that looked like Chrome, I'd just use Chrome. The fact that one of the most popular addons is a tool that reverts the UI should tell you how well received Australis has been. That and the additional decline of Firefox's market share once Mozilla pushed it out the door...