Web browsers are real Swiss Army knives today. Some spend their days there. It must be said that over the years, their functionality has greatly expanded, and with extension support, the possibilities are almost endless. Firefox is getting a makeover today. Here are the changes.
Firefox is getting a makeover
It doesn’t happen very often that web browsers overhaul their design. The latest version of Firefox tackles this, and Mozilla says it has become obsessed with reducing “distractions, unnecessary clicks and wasted time.” One of the things you’ll notice with this new version is that notifications take up less space. You will also see fewer alerts and messages and when these do appear Mozilla will display a “clean and clear” design and language to make them less obnoxious.
With the aim of distracting you less and making you more efficient
As part of this redesign, the tabs have also been reworked. These now sport a curved look and appear to float slightly above the menu bar. Mozilla did this to encourage users to rearrange them however they want. The active tab will be slightly brighter than the others. And to eliminate distractions, the company has also made the mute or unmute feature more accessible. Now all you have to do is click or tap on the tab in question.
Mozilla has also simplified the toolbar and menus. The company explains that it consolidated the additional menus to organize all of this and put the most used actions where they are most accessible. Additionally, the shield icon in the URL bar will now glow to indicate that Firefox’s enhanced privacy protections are enabled. In this regard, Mozilla has also changed things a bit. The Full Cookie Protection feature is now enabled by default when using this tool. This means that Firefox will store all cookies separately so that sites you visit cannot share information.
On iOS, Mozilla has paid special attention to reducing the number of steps required to achieve certain important features. As the company explains, the browser is your window to the Internet. You might not be here to really see it, but having the browser can dramatically improve or degrade the surfing experience. Microsoft and Google are continually working to refine theirs. You can download the latest version of Firefox for desktop, Android and iOS.