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Mozilla just released Firefox 28 Firefox 28 Brings Better HTML5, Web Notifications For OS X & Pulls Metro Support Firefox 28 Brings Better HTML5, Web Notifications For OS X & Pulls Metro Support Mozilla has launched the latest Firefox browser across desktop platforms as well as Android. There's HTML5 support, Mac users get a neat feature, and Windows 8 users are in for a little disappointment. Read More , the latest stable version of its browser, and as it usually happens, they’ve also come out with the new beta version. Firefox 29 Beta has a whole new, simplistic design and comes with an easier and more secure sync service.

The new look brings the Auralis design style, which Mozilla claims is simpler and easier to use. The most noticeable difference is in the tabs, which now use rounded corners instead of rectangular ones, and tabs that are not in use are “visually de-emphasized” by making them look like a part of the toolbar. The bookmark manager is now next to the bookmark star in your Firefox toolbar to easily access your favourites.

Customizability is a big part of the new design. Hit Menu->Customize and you can manually drag-and-drop any feature, tool or the best Firefox add-ons to any part of the browser. Mozilla adds:

The new menu panel includes all of your browser controls, favorite features and add-ons in one space. You can find familiar tools like copy/paste, print, full page, save and more. When you download a new Firefox Add-on, you will be able to add its icon in the same new menu panel, giving add-ons a permanent place in your browser.

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Finally, the new Firefox Sync feature lets you have the same experience across your browser on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The setup for Sync is easier than ever, and Mozilla has also added some security to the bargain by delivering end-to-end encryption.

You can test the new Firefox Sync on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android by creating an account. It’s a safe and easy way for you to take your Firefox with you anywhere. The new Firefox Sync makes it even easier to set up and add multiple devices while delivering end-to-end encryption.

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Of course, keep in mind that this is beta software What Does "Beta Software" Really Mean? What Does "Beta Software" Really Mean? What does it mean for a project to be in beta and should you care? Read More so there might be some bugs or crashes. Here are the full release notes for Firefox desktop and Firefox Android.

Source: Mozilla blog

  1. David B
    March 27, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Australis. Because having dozens of extension icons cluttering your main toolbar is totally a good idea.

  2. Kelsey T
    March 23, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Hmmm. I use Chrome, Firefox and Opera interchangeably, all Beta versions. Each have their strengths and weaknesses, and personally I don't really understand the aversion to appearance changes like this as long as the browser PERFORMS.
    If someone likes the way Firefox performs, why on Earth would they switch to another browser because of the way it looks? That reminds me of when Marsha Brady dumped Charlie for the football player (the guy who later played Peter Parker in the 1970's Spiderman series) to go with to the big dance because, "something suddenly came up".
    More than likely, if everyone will give this new format a chance, people will find that in the end it's more efficient. Mozilla didn't just roll the dice on this, you know.

  3. Wyrm
    March 23, 2014 at 3:46 am

    It's supposed to be named Australis...

  4. Ziaur Rahman
    March 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I didn't seen the browser like "Mozilla Firefox". It is the Best browser in the web.

  5. dragonmouth
    March 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    If FF is going to look like Chrome, then it is time to switxh to Midori or Arora.

  6. Besian C
    March 22, 2014 at 8:12 am

    It's my first year of Chrome after like 7 to 8 years of Firefox. Looks like Firefox is heading towards the Chrome UI which is one of the reason i gave up on Firefox. Maybe I should give it a try again

  7. CycleReign
    March 22, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Doesn't it look like Firefox is trying a new engine like chromium, the tabs and menu look very similar.

    • Mihir Patkar
      March 22, 2014 at 6:40 am

      Yup, it does actually. Sad, I wish they'd maintain their own identity.

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