Mozilla Gives Firefox Browser a Facelift with a Focus on Customization

Paul Lilly

This is Firefox like you've never seen it before

There haven't been very many "Wow!" moments since Mozilla switched to a rapid release schedule for its Firefox browser that includes frequent updates with mostly minor upgrades. Not this time. Mozilla today rolled out Firefox 29 , and with it is a brand new look and feel. Mozilla wanted to give Firefox an "elegant" design while simultaneously overhauling the layout so that it would be the most customizable version yet.

"We reimagined and redesigned Firefox to reflect how you use the Web today and we are excited to introduce many features including an elegant and fun design, new menu, customization mode and an enhanced Firefox Sync service powered by Firefox Accounts," Mozilla stated .

The tabs are now sleeker and smoother with a greater emphasis placed on the tab you're currently visiting while the other ones fade into the background. This is supposed to make them less of a distraction so that the website you're viewing has your full attention.

Mozilla also moved the Firefox menu to the right corner of the toolbar, giving all your browser controls a single place to reside. In there you'll find a "Customize" tool that allows you to add or move any feature, service, or add-on.

Creating bookmarks is now a single-click affair, and if you create a Firefox account, you can sync the Awesome Bar history, saved passwords, bookmarks, open tabs, and form data across different devices.

You can read more in the release notes , which is also your ticket to downloading the new browser. If you already have Firefox, you can initiate the upate by going to Help and About Firefox.

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