Firefox 29 to Get New Look, Improved Browser Synchronization
Australis, the most significant Firefox user interface change in three years, lands in the new beta release of the open-source Web browser.Mozilla today released Firefox 29 Beta, providing a preview of the next major open-source Web browser release. Firefox 29 Beta comes just two days after Firefox 28 became generally available. The most visible new addition in Firefox 29 Beta is the Australis interface, which is the most significant Firefox user interface change since the Firefox 4 release in March 2011. Mozilla developers have been talking about Australis since at least last June as a new design that will revitalize the browser, making it easier for users to get what they want from the Web. In February, the Australis interface landed in Mozilla's Aurora branch of Firefox development, which provides early alpha access to new technology. A key part of the Australis interface is the improved customization mode that enables users to rearrange browser feature placement within the user interface. The overall user interface now provides a more fluid look and feel and includes a rounded tab design. Tabs have also been improved to make it easier for users to clearly identify which tab they are on inside the browser.