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First Look: Firefox 3.7 – New Themes

July 20, 2009

It hasn’t even been a month since Firefox 3.5 was released to the masses, but Mozilla is already hard at work on Firefox 3.7. Now we know what Firefox 3.7 may look like when it’s released.

Mozilla is known for constantly gathering feedback from its users to improve Firefox – this is why it offers multiple Firefox release candidates for download before launching the final version. So the company has turned to the web community for feedback on the preliminary design for Firefox 3.7 These screenshots, posted on the Mozilla Firefox wiki yesterday, highlight not only a cosmetic change for the browser, but at least three additional features.

In fact, Mozilla took the time to explain these three changes from the 3.5 browser, corresponding to the first screenshot below. Here’s their new feature list on the wiki:

Initial Windows Theme Mockups for Firefox 3.7

Initial Mockups for the Windows theme revamp.

These are NOT FINAL! THEY ARE ONLY FOR BRAINSTORMING/EXPLORATION!

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  1. Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D lookachieve tactile “feel”.
  2. Page Button: Connect the Page button to the left side of the tab area. Directly connected to the Page.
  3. Tools/Bookmark Bar: Connecting the Tools button to the side of the Window to emphasize the fact that it is used for customizing and changing the UI. Adding a button next to that to toggle the Bookmarks Bar which is turned off by default.

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