With the latest Firefox update (31.2.0) I decided to migrate to something more traditional, like SeaMonkey. I am not going to list all the reasons for my decision to abandon Firefox, as it will turn into a rant (and who cares?). I do not exactly like the path the browser has taken and I am tired of doing so many tweaks (including installing addons) in order to make it look like it used to. All that being said, I do respect the developers behind the project and wish Firefox all the best. If an addon appears that can restore the previous look and feel, I will come back to it. There’s this discussion at Slashdot.
Now SeaMonkey. At the moment it is version 2.30, installed on Slackware 14.1 by
slackpkg. I went to the browser’s Extensions collection and went through the Interface Customizations category. The following caught my attention:
- Menu Wizard: Removing, moving and renaming of menus.
- Tab Wheel Scroll: Switch tabs by scrolling with the mouse wheel.
- CuteButtons — Cystal SVG: Add icons to buttons/menus/anywhere.
- Sea Fox: Transform SeaMonkey into Firefox 3..
- SeaTab-X: Adds Firefox-style tab closers into SeaMonkey.
- MonkeyFix: Fixes up numerous SeaMonkey browser interface issues (eg. adding support for popup ALT attributes), as well as adding some handy features for developers and power users (eg. configure source viewer, work online/offline).
I played with them and in the end I left only Tab Wheel Scroll, SeaTab-X and MonkeyFix. The last one is great, adding a lot of functionality to the interface, including additional buttons. I also rearranged some of the buttons, added the search fields, etc. In the end I got something very much to my liking.