Mozilla is working on a redesign of the Firefox interface

Mozilla is working on a redesign of the Firefox interface

Violet Field inHigh TechJan 7, 2021 3 min read0 views

The Mozilla Foundation could unveil the new interface of its web browser during the month of May 2021

Mozilla is working on a redesign of the Firefox interface - Geeko

Firefox is about to have a facelift, as the Austrian media Soeren Hentzschel reveals via Debugpoint. The Mozilla Foundation's Web browser should indeed soon welcome a new completely redesigned interface. The current Photon design will thus give way to the Proton design.

If the development of the new Firefox interface is far from over, it is already possible to get an idea of what it will look like. Firefox being open source, it is indeed possible to follow its development "live". Mozilla designers are working on a revision of toolbars and address, but also tabs and menus. It is therefore an in-depth visual overhaul of the platform.


Mozilla is working on a redesign of the Firefox interface - Geeko

The goal of the Proton version of Firefox is to lighten the interface. The number of icons will be reduced. Only the most used options will be displayed. Users will need to go to other menus for the full list of options. The use of Firefox will also be simplified.

Among the novelties, strictly speaking, we can notably mention more advanced customization of the interface. Users will be able to choose the color palette, but also the design of commands and other symbols of Firefox.

Mozilla is working on a redesign of the Firefox interface - Geeko

Enjoy Proton now

Proton should be deployed with version 89 of Firefox which is due in May, according to Mozilla's schedule. In the meantime, it is already possible to take advantage of the new Firefox interface. All you have to do is type the command “about: config” in the address bar of the Web browser, accept the warning - be careful that the process is intended for rather knowledgeable users -, and perform a search for “Proton ”And set the value to“ true ”. Then restart the browser to discover the new Firefox interface.

With this novelty, Mozilla intends to modernize Firefox and attract new users. Over the past 10 years, the web browser has lost nearly 85% of its users. The foundation has had to part with a quarter of its workforce due to the loss of popularity of its web browser. It remains to be seen whether this visual overhaul of Firefox will allow the web browser to win over users again.