Mozilla Firefox remains my favorite web browser, followed by Google Chrome while I don’t even use Internet Explorer at all. Firefox went through quite lots of upgrades in the last couple of years, jumping from version 3 down to 7 but I started disliking the design right from version 4 due to some reasons: the progress bar disappeared and the design looked like an imitation of Opera and Google Chrome. I decided not to upgrade and stuck with Firefox 3.6.10 until recently when I had to install an addon which refused to install on Firefox 3. It was the Google+Facebook add-on I wrote a post on a few weeks back that made me upgrade to Fireox 7.0.1 and the design looked a lot different from Firefox 3 I had been using.
I missed the progress bar that used to pop up at the bottom whenever a page is loading on Firefox 3 plus the toolbars and menu was reduced to a little button labelled Firefox at the top left (kinda boring). Seriously, the new design looks a bit of Google Chrome and Opera but I still love firefox anyway and thought of ways to make Firefox 7 look more like version 3.
Of course, the first thing I did was to make the menu look just like that of version 3 which I was quite used to. You only need to enable the menu toolbar as shown below:
That’s that. It’s almost looking like Firefox 3 but that progress bar that normally shows up at the bottom is missing, right? And the status bar isn’t exactly what it used to be? We’ll fix it, you only need to download an add-on, Status-4-evar, which adds a status widget and progress bar for Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7. After installing the addon, restart your browser, go to Tools > Add-ons, Click on Options right below Status-4-Evar and configure as shown below:
If you got it right, you should have your status and progress bar back just like old firefox versions.
This works on all newer versions of firefox right from version 4 down to seven. It’s feels good using the latest version of firefox but still with that old look you’re much used to. Share the post if it helps!