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cracks knuckles

Let me fire up the ol' rant machine...

Ah fuck it... It's too early in the morning.

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In the great order of things the "megabar" isn't that big of a deal.

I personally hate it, but that's just me.

Objectively it's bad UI for a few reasons, but I don't want to write a big screed about UI design.

At the root of the problem is what dude said above: their attitude stinks.

They activate it without consent.

They remove the option to disable it.

Mozilla has become a caricature of itself. They were already just a fig leaf over Google's hegemony (They get 85%-90% of their money from Google and send telemetry to them by default.) Now it seems like they are adopting the same patronizing and distant stance.

I hate to say it because I used to really like Mozilla and I even have some friends working there so I know it's a bunch of really good, committed folks over there, but to me their progress and process have become retrograde along the dimensions I care most about.

Any lost functionality? New privacy issues? The main thing I noticed was that the bar got some empty space to its left and right, which took some effort to remove.

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