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Sneak Peek: Mozilla’s Theme Revamp for Firefox 3.7

Mozilla explains 3 of the new changes

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Firefox 3.5 has only been around for about a month now, but Mozilla is currently working on version 3.7

What do you think about the new design changes? Tell us.

Over on Mozilla’s Wiki, some Firefox 3.7 Windows Theme Mockups were recently posted. Mozilla is quick to note that:

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

Mozilla has even explained some of the new additions coming for version 3.7, which go along with the first screenshot below. (You’ll probably notice that Mozilla has numbers 2 and 3 mixed up, just wanted to clear that up before anyone got confused.)

  1. Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D lookachieve tactile "feel".
  2. 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.
  3. Page Button: Connect the Page button to the left side of the tab area. Directly connected to the Page.

Firefox 3.7 screenshot

Below you can see the screenshot without the glass look (Vista’s Aero).

Firefox 3.7 screenshot

One last screenshot of Firefox 3.7… this one shows what the browser would look like on Windows XP with the various colors (Luna, Silver, Olive and Royale).

Firefox 3.7 screenshot

What are your thoughts of these very early screenshots of Firefox 3.7? Tell us.

Sneak Peek: Mozilla’s Theme Revamp for Firefox 3.7
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  • http://www.codenil.com/ CodeNIL

    The new design doesn’t make much different from 3.5 I’m using, since I use other theme and has addon ‘Hide Menubar’ installed.

    I wished I have Vista. It looks a lot better on Vista than XP.

  • http://www.havocmarketing.com/ HAVOC MARKETING

    Firefox 3.7 looks good from the previews. I’d like to know how good it performs besides the good looks.

  • http://www.CreareCommunications.co.uk adrian

    Firefox can only get better. The 3.7 version looks great, after years of IE – Firefox is a breath of fresh air …..hasn’t crashed once!

  • http://www.componentworkshop.com Adrian

    I like the new theme on Vista, the buttons look very good against the transparent window. I’m not so sure about it on XP – there I prefer the border-less buttons of the current theme.

    There are also a few oddities — the way the tools button joins the window border in Vista is an odd design feature, and the missing toolbar items in the XP theme is also strange (though I guess that’s because of some other factor, like older versions or user settings).

    Also, is the toolbar becoming off by default? I’m not sure about that — I quite like to see where links really point before I click them (not withstanding the fact that Javascript can totally hide any sneaky links, I just mean for genuine links).

  • http://aquariumpassion.com/ goldfish

    Firefox 3.7 looks just great. Today i am using Firefox after long years with IE, Firefox is much better.

  • http://www.abundantace.com/ ace

    Will they have the look for the mac version as well?

  • http://www.controldatainc.com/collection-info.html Agency collection

    I have never used firefox before. After seeing this I am going to download it and try it. I didnt realize that it would be that much different from IE.

  • http://www.top-country-videos.com Country Videos

    I hope they will continue to make a reliable browser, not just visually but also in performance. Good work.

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