Mozilla, the decade-old popular browser has just announced their latest aesthetic improvement called Firefox 29. The update comes from the fact that not many people are using the browser anymore due to other web browsers – Google Chrome, for example. We’re wondering if the new Firefox “look” will bring old users back and gain some new ones. We’ll wait and see.
Mozilla explained in a blog post the reasons behind the new change of face: “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.”
If you haven’t opened the new Mozilla Firefox 29, then you must do it right away. The most obvious change is of course, the way it looks. It somehow resembles Google’s Chrome browser, with rounder tabs and a simplified new menu. The vice president of Mozilla’s Firefox, Jonathan Nightingale says that, “Google didn’t invent simplicity … We do lots of things differently.” This came as a defense against possible comparisons between the two browsers.
One of the big changes on the new Firefox 29 browser is the enhanced options for customization. The users can now choose which applications they want to feature in the upper-right-hand corner of the browser’s toolbar. They can do this with the new buttons for social media platforms like Pinterest and other basic functions like bookmarks and email shortcuts. Mozilla also features an add-ons manager where one can browse through the options and also install new applications once they become available. You can also browse the vast internet with multiple tabs at a time. Mozilla Firefox 29 gives you the option to leave the tabs you are not using in the background and it highlights the page you are using.
Mozilla Firefox 29 – a new look and new features for the popular web browser
The updated version of the browser has improved the Firefox Accounts feature which allows you to sync your bookmarks and Internet activity in order to use it later on a different device. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it? This feature was present on the old version of Firefox, but it was well hidden, since no one really used it. The updated feature will encourage users to use the browser on their mobile devices. As you might know, the mobile version of the browser has had some technical issues in the past because of some faulty software.