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Firefox Has A New Look

Firefox 29 was released yesterday and it’s sporting a spiffy new look. If you already use Firefox for Android, you’ll notice that it resembles the mobile version more closely now. Beside the new curved tabs, the menu button has been moved to the right and is no longer a big orange button (see screenshot below).

The overall new look is streamlined and clean. I’m enjoying the new layout, the increased speed on start-up, and the fact that I no longer have to click print preview to check how my page is going to look before printing. I just click the print icon and the print preview automatically pops up showing me how the page will look, then all I have to do is click print or adjust the scale before printing if the page doesn’t look the way I want it to.

As a long-time Firefox user, I’m very pleased with this new version. If you’re using an older version, this is the perfect time to upgrade to Firefox 29. You can upgrade from within Firefox by clicking the orange Firefox button, then choosing Help, About Firefox, and clicking Update. If you don’t currently use Firefox or you prefer to manually install the new version, you can download the installer directly from the Firefox website. There is no need to uninstall the previous version before installing the new one, the installation will take care of upgrading the older version.