On Tuesday, Mozilla redesigned Firefox and one of the first things you may notice is a new tab design.
The Firefox tabs are now considerably larger, and the tab that is currently in focus is displayed above the toolbar. In contrast, Chrome or Safari, the focus tab looks like it’s attached directly to the toolbar.
You can see an example of how the new tabs appear in the screenshot below.
Firefox claims that this new detached design was created so people could move their tabs around. According to Mozilla, “We’ve separated tabs from the browser to let you move, rearrange and drag them into a new window, and organize them so they’re easy to find.”.
Several other changes have been made to the new Firefox design, as well. As you can see in the images above, Mozilla has cleaned up its toolbar to make it a little less cluttered. I like this new design, but I wish that the new toolbars and tabs didn’t take up as much vertical space.
Here is a video that shows off the new tabs and the new, updated Firefox: