Mozilla shows potential Firefox 3.7 theme

By on July 21, 2009, 2:33 PM
It's only been a few weeks since Firefox 3.5 went live, and Mozilla has already released a mockup of 3.7ís theme. They have posted several screenshots of a potential user interface for the future build. The theme is displayed on Windows Vista and 7 (with and without Aero), as well as XP.

While it's still in the workshop, the images provide a glimpse of some changes you might see in the coming versions of Firefox. In addition to embracing glass on Windows Vista and 7, the future layout may include a tools button on the right side of your search bar, and a page button on the left of your tabs.

Mozilla hopes to introduce a more significant series of changes with Firefox version 4.0. Among the current ideas is one which would combine and move the reload, stop and go buttons, the addition of a tab sidebar, moving tabs above the main toolbar and quite a few other UI tweaks.

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Rick Rick, TechSpot Staff, said:

I like the (potentially) new look. Definitely an improvement.

polidiotic said:

Agreed for the most part. Not sure how I feel about the "Tools" placement.

Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Aye, that makes three of us. I think it's definitely a step in the right direction. I don't really care for 4.0's tabs above the main toolbar, though.

Guest said:

This just seems like its copying Chrome... which is good!

Guest said:

Agreed, it looks a little like Chrome, which is actually a good thing. Google said at the beginning they wanted others to copy them, so here we go.

Rick Rick, TechSpot Staff, said:

Umm, this absolutely does not look like chrome whatsoever. You guests are probaby the same people that said Windows XP was a rip off of Mac OS X.

raybay said:

It is the actual operation that bothers me.

I was not fond of the way that 3.0 and 3.5 seemed to take over without apparent permission, and changed a lot of things that I found startling.

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