Firefox 29 gets major facelift and new features (video)

After years of minor updates, Mozilla today is releasing Firefox 29 with major user-interface redesign. According to the company this is the most elegant and customizable version of the web browser ever. 

After updating to the latest version of the open source internet software, users will notice right away the new look. For starters the new tabs have improved, in the new version it’s easy to know which tap you’re on, and the other open tabs fade into the background avoiding unnecessary distractions.

Firefox 29 new tabs with unused tabs fade into background

Long gone is the orange menu button, now the Firefox menu is located in the top-right corner of the application (like in Google Chrome). The new menu adds a “Customize” option to include only the functionality, services, and add-ons you need and nothing more. 

Firefox 29 new Customize menu

Besides the main UI changes, Firefox has also improved bookmarks, as users can now create bookmarks with a single click and manage them right from the toolbar. 

New animations performing different actions and opening menus also appear in version 29 of the open source internet software.  

In the new update, Firefox now uses Mozilla’s Firefox Accounts to sync passwords, bookmarks, settings, Awesome bar history, open tabs, and more between devices. The sync mechanism has been streamlined and now is easier to use, even for those non-savvy users. So this means no more random codes, just the traditional email and password. 

Perhaps the most noticeable change users will note is the new design, but looking closely it’s clear that Mozilla made Firefox 29 to be similar to Google Chrome. However one of the main difference that makes this web browser unique is how customizable it is. Before many options and features were hidden away, but now users can brings those options forward by clicking the “Customize” button. 

Source Mozilla