Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 29 With A New Australis Interface

Mozilla is getting a stunning new makeover; that was in the news for quite some time and now, finally the day has come when you can check it out for yourself. This Tuesday saw the release of the new Firefox 29 with Australis and is now available for download. Users of all platforms, including Linux, Windows, and Mac, can now try their hands on the brand new browser with an incredible makeover.

Jennifer Morrow, Senior User Experience Designer at Mozilla, working mainly on Firefox, writes in a blog post on www.donotlick.com, "It’s not an interface adjustment or tweak. It’s not a bug fix. It’s a complete re-envisioning of Firefox’s user experience, and it’s been brewing for the past five years,"

Lined up, below are the highlights:
  • A "hamburger" icon, placed in the upper right corner replaces the Orange Firefox button in Windows
  • Tabs are now rounded
  • Only the current active tab is outlined
  • The menu, placed in the upper right corner, is simpler and it uses a drag-and-drop interface making the customization process easy
Firefox 29, other than the significant UI changes, also has a couple of under-the-hood changes. You will also find a new stylish tutorial when you open Firefox 29 for the first time. For all the bounty hunters out there, Mozilla is offering a $10,000 bounty to anyone, for finding bugs in this new release.
 
As per Softpedia reports,”Portable Firefox, the unofficial build of the app that can be used without installation, has also been updated to version 29, so if you're looking for an app to use on the go, this could be the right choice.”
 
Download Firefox 29 for Linux, Windows and Mac here.