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Firefox 89 launches with a redesigned interface

Firefox 89 highlights/changes (Source: Own)
Firefox 89 highlights (Source: Own)
Released earlier today, Firefox 89 comes with a clean design "is easy on the eyes, bright and buoyant on screens of all sizes" across multiple platforms. The list of visual changes is pretty long and includes a new icon set crisp typography, streamlined toolbar and menus, a new look for tabs, expanded privacy protections, and more.

Today's major Firefox release brings the browser's version number to 89 and pushes its interface into a new era. According to Mozilla's M.J. Kelly, "Firefox sports a fresh new design that gets you where you’re going online, fast and distraction-free." When going beneath the surface, the user can discover that the new version comes with integrated privacy protections and more.

Without further ado, here are the highlights of Firefox 89:

  • A sleek, clean design that was developed based on the way users interact with the browser. The overhaul includes a new icon set, streamlined toolbar and menus, a new look for tabs well as updated notifications and alerts of all kinds.
  • Expanded privacy protections with the best private browsing mode currently available (according to Mozilla, of course; Total Cookie Protection is now always-on by default in Private Browsing Mode).
  • Refined user experience on all platforms, including iOS on iPhone and iPad devices.

Overall, Firefox 89 looks and feels like a big step ahead for Mozilla. Sadly, the browser is fourth after Chrome, Safari, and Edge in terms of market share, as revealed by StatCounter. For now, Chrome's domination seems like it won't end anytime soon.

Is anyone here still using Firefox? On which platform/why? Feel free to drop your comments in the corresponding section, as usual.

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Codrut Nistor, 2021-06- 1 (Update: 2021-06- 1)