Mozilla is planning on a design refresh of its flagship browser, the first such refresh since 2017.
Once one of the most popular web browsers on the market, and the main competitor to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Firefox has since fallen to roughly 7.5% as of December 2020. Nonetheless, Firefox remains an important option, given Mozilla’s focus on security and privacy.
According to Ghacks, Mozilla is calling this refresh Photon, as opposed to the last one, which was called Proton. The company has not provided any details, screenshots or mockups, but has posted a meta bug on Bugzilla that provides clues regarding what elements are slated for change. In particular, the following items are covered:
- The Firefox address bar and tabs bar
- The main Firefox menu
- Context Menus
A design refresh may be just what Firefox needs to prompt people to give it another look and help it regain some market share.