updated 11:19 am EDT, Tue April 29, 2014
Modernized Firefox includes increased customization options
The latest incarnation of the Firefox web browser has introduced a major redesign of its user interface. The Australis design scheme, first introduced in mid-2012, makes Firefox version 29 look sleeker with curved tabs and a cleaner interface, with some aspects of the browser modernization scheme also spreading from the desktop version to the Android app.
The update brings a higher level of customization than before, with features, tools, and add-ons able to be dragged into the menu and toolbar. A new customizable Firefox Menu collects all the main functions and settings into one area for easy access, along with quicker access to the Add-ons Manager. Bookmarking sites has been improved, with sites able to be added with a single click, with individual tabs able to be pinned.
Firefox, Mac OS X
Firefox Sync has been switched over to use Firefox Accounts, a system Mozilla introduced in February similar to what is offered in Chrome, allowing for the synchronization of the Awesome Bar history, saved passwords, bookmarks, open tabs, and form data across multiple desktops and Android devices, as well as those running Firefox OS.
The desktop versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux are available as a download or update now, with the Android app update rolling out through Google Play today.