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The New Firefox UI Lands In Aurora

Mozilla

Published on 07 February 2014 06:10 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla
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Firefox Aurora for the 29.0 Alpha 2 version of Firefox is the new improvements to the Firefox user-interface plus many other changes.

Landing today in the Firefox Aurora channel are the new Firefox user-interface improvements, an interactive tour to guide users through new changes, a redesigned and improved customization mode, the ability to setup Firefox Sync by creating a firefox account, and various developer changes.

Among the developer improvements in Firefox 29.0a2 is support for CSS box-sizing, SharedWorker is enabled by default, CSS3 variables are implemented, support for an input tag of type number is enabled, Promises is enabled by default, and there's the ECMAScript Internationalization API.

Details of today's Firefox alpha development release can be found via Mozilla.org.

For those curious about the "simplified and flexible user interface" heading to Mozilla Firefox and the other changed UI elements, read all about it in this Mozilla.org blog post.

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