Windows 10: Firefox Brings Fresh new Look to Windows 10 and Makes Add-ons Safer

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       11 Aug 2015 #1

    Firefox Brings Fresh new Look to Windows 10 and Makes Add-ons Safer

    Today, we are proud to bring all the features you love about Firefox to Windows 10, along with a fresh new look and a way to preserve your search engine choice.

    Firefox Has a New Look for Windows 10

    You can now download or update to the latest Firefox to see a fresh new look in Windows 10. We’ve made thoughtful tweaks to the interface to give Firefox a streamlined feel. You’ll also notice bigger, bolder design elements as well as more space for viewing the Web. We had a lot of fun building this version of fun building this version of Firefox and we hope you’ll enjoy the new look.

    If you upgrade to Windows 10 or get a device that already has it installed, your default browser is set to Microsoft Edge by Windows, so we created support materials to show you how to restore or choose Firefox as your default browser in Windows 10.

    Firefox also helps you preserve your choice when using the search field on the Windows 10 taskbar to search the Web. When using this search field, Windows 10 launches your default browser but only shows search results in Microsoft Bing. When you have Firefox set as your default browser on Windows 10, all your Web searches from the taskbar search field will show results in the default search engine you choose in Firefox.

    Making Third Party Add-ons Safer in Firefox
    Add-ons are another important aspect of how you control and customize Firefox. Add-ons will continue to provide limitless possibilities for customizing the look and functionality of Firefox, but today we’re also taking steps to ensure that using add-ons is a safe and secure experience for our users. We’ve announced a process to certify add-ons based on guidelines we have provided to add-on developers.

    In future releases of Firefox, any third-party add-on that has not been certified will be disabled by default. Today, you will start seeing warnings next to unsigned add-ons in Firefox, but no add-ons will be automatically disabled. These warnings will inform you about add-ons that have not been certified by Mozilla and we’re working with add-on developers to help them meet our standards and make add-ons safer for you.

    For more information:
    Release Notes for Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux
    Release Notes for Android
    Download Firefox

    Source: Firefox Brings Fresh new Look to Windows 10 and Makes Add-ons Safer | The Mozilla Blog
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  2.    11 Aug 2015 #1

    Thanks for the info. My firefox just updated to this new version :)
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  3. jds63's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       11 Aug 2015 #2

    Ahead of you Brink, thanks Mozilla Firefox 40.0 + Windows 10
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  4.    11 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks Brink. I'm happy that Firefox 40 updated directly from the ? / about screen. In 8.1, for some reason, the update would always fail and I'd have to download firefox from the Mozilla site and 'run as administrator' to install. Whatever issue that was (more annoying than a big deal) seems to be fixed now in 10.
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  5.    12 Aug 2015 #4

    I wonder why my firefox UI doesn't look the same as the one in the screenshot in the first post. I'm using the the default theme & don't have any toolbars enabled other than the bookmark bar.
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  6.    12 Aug 2015 #5

    If you look at the screenshot in the first post the tab bar is placed on the window bar that has the minimise, maximise & close buttons. In the image I took of my firefox the tab bar is lower downs & I have a grey bar area under the window title bar.
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  7.    12 Aug 2015 #6

    You have the 'navigation bar' enabled, not the 'bookmarks bar', because I can see your add-on icons, like No-script, not your bookmarks. Under 'Open Menu' (3 horiz bars on far R end), hit 'Customize' and disable the title bar to get rid of the white area above the gray bar. Here's mine with title bar disabled, only navigation bar enabled. Looks like post 1 but with tabs below, not default tabs on top. I like tabs below because I have bookmarks toolbar enabled and it puts the tabs right under my favorites icons, not above the address bar. -

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  8.    12 Aug 2015 #7

    Cheers mrgeek. That sorted it out, my bookmarks were blanked out in the image I posted. As a side note I installed cyberfox x64 & it seems a lot quicker when opening & browsing than firefox so I might just stick with cyberfox.
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  9.    12 Aug 2015 #8

    They had so much fun building it they said it twice in one sentence.
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  10.    12 Aug 2015 #9

    Not much of a change visually. I've started using the Simple White theme for Firefox and it looks great in W10

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