Mozilla released a redesign for Firefox on Tuesday, and one of the changes you might notice first is a whole new look for tabs.
Firefox tabs are bigger now than they used to be, and the tab in focus will want to float above the toolbar at the top of the browser. In Chrome or Safari, on the other hand, the focused tab looks like it’s attached directly to the toolbar.
Here is a screenshot I took to give you a better idea of what the new tabs look like.
And if you want to have an idea of how much bigger the new tabs are in the new design, check out this screenshot a edge The employee compared the new with the old.
Mozilla says this new detached design was created to encourage people to move their tabs around. “We separated the tab from the browser to invite you to move tabs, rearrange and drag them to a new window to suit your flow and organize them so that you can find them easily.” said Mozilla on a blog.
The new Firefox theme has several other changes as well. Mozilla cleaned up the toolbar to make it a little more neat, as you can see in the images above. I think it’s 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 has streamlined menus that you can preview below:
You can get a tour of the updated Firefox – and yes, a look at the new, larger tabs – in this video from Mozilla::