Firefox Redesign: How the new theme looks like

A redesign of Firefox, one of the world’s most popular internet browsers, is in the works. With the new theme, Mozilla is apparently looking forward to call the upcoming version “browser of the future.”

Tech blog TechCrunch shared some screenshots of the redesigned Firefox with an observation that says “at first glance, it looks a bit more like Chrome.”

Firefox nightly
Firefox nightly
The new theme, called project Australis, features rounded corners for tabs and a three-bar icon placed at the right side of the web address and search boxes. It brings up a drop-down customization and settings menu, the blog post stated.

According to Jonathan Nightingale, the company’s vice president for Firefox engineering, Australis is cleaner and easier to use.

Curious Firefox users can test the new interface by installing a version of the browser from Mozilla’s UX branch, but TC warns of possible crashes so it’s not really advisable to do it now (unless you’re willing to take the risk).

Note: I took the risk and found out that the browser’s fast and user-friendly. You can try it yourself by installing a build from the Firefox Nightly page.

UX screenshot
UX screenshot
The new theme, release target of which is Firefox 25, is expected to roll out not earlier than October this year once the Firefox redesign is complete.