It’s no secret that Windows 10 is using a revamped version of the “Metro” style design from windows 8.1, and it seems that third party application developers are getting ready for the switch. Mozilla’s Firefox browser is getting a facelift, albeit a subtle one. Because the Window’s 10 upgrade is free for so many users, Mozilla wants to make the transition as smooth as possible, and most of the up-front UI changes are made to expand your internet-viewing surface area. Chad Weiner, director of product management at Mozilla recently told VentureBeat:
“The design appears familiar because its goal is to provide a smooth transition for Firefox Windows users. We wanted to make sure that Firefox showed up on Windows 10 as a first-class experience, so we’ve made a lot of subtle tweaks to the look and feel that both sit well in the Windows 10 context and are definitively Firefox. We’re taking visual cues from style changes appearing in Windows 10 and we’re also reducing the overall browser UI footprint to increase space for viewing the Web.”
Although Windows 10 support is already available through Firefox’s beta build, a full-scale stable release should be coming in mid-August.
Who’s excited? #hype
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