Ask HN: Where do you see Firefox going?

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fairly easy
I have remained loyal to Firefox since the earliest time (think eff-ing Phoenix) but lately, changes are really going on my nerves (latest: replacing the reload button on Firefox for iOS with a button for the "Home" screen for whatever reason). I am certainly not averse to change but I don't like change as a purpose in itself instead of for the better. Unfortunately, a lot of changes nowadays feel like they are solely to keep the UX team employed. Losing Firefox just for that would be a bad bargain. Gecko is the only decent non-chrome/ium browser engine that is left and Firefox is the only browser that is using it. We sorely need this remaining bit of diversity! It needs to survive. Despite that, the current leadership of Mozilla is either hell-bent on actively running it into a brick wall or outright ignorant of the fact that this is actually happening for a while already.Do you think they will somehow turn the corner or is Firefox inevitably going to die? I cannot see how they could possibly avoid it if they keep on doing what they currently are doing.(As sad as it is but I wouldn't even put it past them to read one day that "sustaining a browser with a low digit marketshare is not a reasonable use of our resources anymore" and that "Mozilla is glad to announce that from now on, we rather focus on the broader mission instead"). Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28508704 Points: 1 # Comments: 0
I have remained loyal to Firefox since the earliest time (think eff-ing Phoenix) but lately, changes are really going on my nerves (latest: replacing the reload button on Firefox for iOS with a button for the "Home" screen for whatever reason). I am certainly not averse to change but I don't like change as a purpose in itself instead of for the better. Unfortunately, a lot of changes nowadays feel like they are solely to keep the UX team…
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