Firefox gets a makeover with bigger and more floating tabs
Mozilla kicked off a Firefox redesign on Tuesday, and one of the changes you might notice first is a whole new look for tabs.
Firefox tabs are now bigger than before, and the highlighted one will float above the toolbar at the top of the browser. In Chrome or Safari, on the other hand, the selected tab appears to be directly attached to the toolbar.
Here’s a screenshot I took to give you a better idea of what the new tabs look like.
And if you want an idea of the size of the new tabs in the new design, take a look at this screenshot in Edge the staff took in comparing the new to the old.
Mozilla says this new detached design was made to encourage people to move their tabs. “We’ve detached the browser tab to invite you to move, rearrange, and remove tabs in a new window to suit your flow, and organize them so they’re easier to find. ” Mozilla said in a blog.
The new Firefox design also includes other changes. Mozilla cleaned up the toolbar to make it a little less cluttered, which you can see in the images above. I think this is a nice improvement, although I wish the new tabs and toolbar didn’t take up more vertical space in this new design.
The updated browser also features more streamlined menus, which you can preview below:
You can visit the updated version of Firefox – and yes, take a look at the new, bigger tabs – in this Mozilla video: