Firefox nightly builds add a combined Stop/Go/Refresh button to the Location Bar

In: Browsers|Mozilla

20 Sep 2010

In an effort to streamline Firefox’s UI, the latest Firefox nightly builds have moved the Stop/Refresh button into the right corner of the Location Bar. I like this move even if the Firefox developers are simply copying design ideas from other browsers (in this case, I believe Safari was first).

When you’re typing in the Location Bar, a green Go button is shown:

That switches to a red Stop button when the page is loading:

The thin line you see in the location bar is a progress indicator that indicates how much of the current web page has loaded – I don’t like the way it looks and I think it’ll probably change in future.

When the page has fully loaded, it changes to a Refresh button:

This leaves a minimalist and compact toolbar:

I should actually remove the Home button – I don’t ever use it.

To try out the new stuff coming in Firefox, download a Firefox nightly build now.

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