If you are using Firefox you probably read about Mozilla's plan to release the Australis theme redesign of the browser. While there is still no definite release data for that, preparations are being made to pave the way for it.
You may know that it is possible to change the size of the toolbar icons in Firefox, display only text as icons, or icons and text together. If you do not, let me walk you through the feature quickly.
The options are listed in the customize menu. To get there press the Alt key when Firefox is active, and select View > Toolbars > Customize from the options. This should open a separate window full of icons. Here you can drag and drop icons to one of the browser toolbars, or select icons from a toolbar to the customize window to remove it from the browser.
You find the show menu at the bottom which defines how buttons are displayed in the browser. The default option is icons only. You can change that to text or icons and text instead. Let me visualize that for you (from top to bottom: standard icon layout, icons and text combined, small icons, and only text.
Mozilla plans to remove the text options from the Firefox web browser as part of the preparations for the Australis design launch. This means that users won't be able to select any text based icon option when they customize the interface of the Internet browser.
While it is certain that text based icons are removed from Firefox in the future, it is not clear yet if the small icon option will be removed from the web browser as well. The option to do so is only briefly mentioned during the discussion on the Bugzilla page.
The option to display text with icons or only text is not the only option to be removed natively from the browser. Panorama, a feature that was integrated in Firefox 4 in the browser,will be removed from it and offered as a standalone add-on instead. (via Sören)Advertisement
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