Mozilla’s design team has been working hard over the last months on a fresh new user interface for its popular Firefox browser. That effort debuts today as part of Firefox 89’s redesigned Proton UI, which features a sleek new look, simplified toolbar, streamlined menus, floating tabs, and more. Firefox 89 also features a number of usability and security improvements such as expanded privacy protections and a stronger private browsing mode with more aggressive cookie management. The full changelog can be found here.
Based on our research, we found out that more than half of you have 4+ tabs open all the time, and some of you have more, a lot more. And we feel that! Tab as much as you like, friends. Tabs got a makeover so they are now gently curved and float above the toolbar. It’s an exciting change that also serves as a reminder that tabs aren’t stationary. So grab those tabs, move them around and organize them as you like. Tabs also got a glow-up to be a touch brighter when active.