Mozilla abandons plan to hide Firefox version numbers

Summary:Mozilla decides to leave the placement of Firefox version numbers alone.

Mozilla has abandoned plans remove the Firefox version number from the 'About Firefox' window.

You might remember that a little over a week ago the news that Mozilla wanted to remove the Firefox from the 'About Firefox' window and bury it on the about:support page. This didn't go down well with members of Mozilla's Bugzilla forum. Well, following this outcry it seems that Mozilla has seen sense and abandoned plans to hide the version number.

This by Alex Faaborg, Principal Designer on Firefox:

Just in case this got lost amongst the many threads in progress: there are no plans to adjust the version number. It will remain in its current place in the about window, and we are going to continue with the current numbering scheme.

An attribute of working entirely in the open is that we sometimes create significant confusion as we discuss design work that is in progress. However the bright side is that there is never a shortage of feedback :)

Good news. Hiding the version number made no sense whatsoever.

Topics: Enterprise Software


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