With version 38, Mozilla is going enable a new Preferences feature by default. These new Preferences will be shown inside a tab, like a regular web page. Users who are not happy with the new appearance of Preferences in Firefox 38 can follow this tutorial to disable it and restore the old Preferences dialog.
At the moment of this writing, Firefox 38 is still in beta channel but already includes the new Preferences by default.
The settings inside it are categorized by rows on the left. Its design reminds me of the add-ons manager we have in Firefox. Probably Mozilla implemented settings in this way to get a consistent look across all operating systems and devices.
If you decide to restore the old Preferences dialog in Firefox 38, you need to do the following:
- Run Firefox 38, open a new tab and enter the following text in the address bar:
- Enter the following text in the filter box:
- You will see the parameter browser.preferences.inContent. Set it to false:
- Now open Preferences. You will see the old dialog:
Tell us, which Preferences UI do you like? Do you prefer the old tabbed dialog or will you use the new in-tab UI? (via Techdows).
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