[Nightly Update] Firefox 50.0 Comes with New Search Bar UI
The latest Nightly 50.0 build comes with a new redesigned UI for Search Bar which can be accessed by pressing "Ctrl+F" keys together. The new UI highlights all occurrence of the searched word and also dims the whole page so that the user can easily look for the searched word.
The latest Nightly 47.0 build comes with a new option "Show a touch keyboard when necessary" in Preferences -> Advanced -> General -> Accessibility section.
Thanks to our reader "Kay" for the update...
The latest Nightly 46.0 build comes with improved tracking protection feature. Previously, tracking protection was only available for Private browsing mode but now you can enable tracking protection for normal browsing as well.
Open Firefox preferences and go to Privacy tab and set "Use Tracking Protection" option to "Always" as shown in following screenshot:
Now open any website and you'll be able to see the tracking protection in action by clicking on the Shield icon present in the beginning of the address bar as shown in following screenshot:
You can add any desired website to exception list to disable tracking protection for that website.
The latest Nightly 46.0 build comes with a new UI for the built-in Profile Manager tool. You can access it by opening about:profiles URL in Firefox addressbar. The new UI is shown in following screenshot:
Thanks to our reader "alanl9" for the update...
The latest Nightly 45.0 build comes with a new "Synced Tabs" option in Main Menu i.e. Hamburger-style (3 lines) Menu button as shown in following screenshot:
To use this feature, you must enable the option to sync tabs across all devices in Sync preferences.
The latest Nightly 44.0 build also uses a new redesigned UI to show new updates notification message.
As you can see in the above screenshot, the updates notification UI is a little bit different than the previous UI. Also a small animation has been added when you click on the notification to download the new update or when you click on close button to cancel the notification.
Currently the UI seems little bit buggy as they are working on it but it shows that a new notification UI is coming in new Firefox versions.
The latest Nightly 44.0 build comes with a new option "Do not disturb me" in Preferences window. The option is present in a new section "Notifications" under "Content" tab.
You can enable this option to get no notification from any website until you restart the browser. You can also add desired websites to exception list.
The latest Nightly 40.0 build comes with Pocket service integration. A new button to save current webpage to your Pocket account has been added to the toolbar:
The latest Nightly 40.0 build comes with an improved UI for Add-ons Manager or about:addons page as shown in following screenshot:
Thanks to our reader "Alan" for the update...
Today I noticed a new feature "Reader View" in the latest Nightly 39.0 build. Mozilla has added 2 new buttons in the addressbar:
- Enter Reader View
- Add page to Reading List
You can use these buttons to view any webpage content in distraction-free reading mode where only the text of the main article is shown without any extra thing. In the Reader View/Reading Mode, you can change the font style, font size as well as the background color.
You can also add any website to Reading List to save them and read them later.
Quite similar to Edge aka Spartan web browser's Reading view and Reading lists features...
Just noticed a new option "Play DRM Content" in the latest Nightly 39.0 build.
The latest Nightly 38.0 build comes with an improved About:Config page UI.
It looks like a modern skin for the about:config page.
Thanks to our reader "Alan" for the update...
The latest Nightly 37.0 build comes with a new improved Search UI. When you search for a term using search box, you get a new search interface as shown in following screenshot:
The new search interface is called One-Click Search. The search interface has been improved as well as some new buttons for different search engines have been added below the search suggestions.
A new Search tab has also been added into Firefox Preferences page which allows you to change default search engine. You can also show or hide desired search engine buttons which are shown below the search suggestions in new search interface.
A few day back, in UPDATE 66 we told you about a new feature "Invite someone to talk" which was added in Nightly 33.0 build.
Now the feature has been improved a lot in the latest Nightly 36.0 build. The feature has been renamed to "Firefox Hello" and comes with a brand new UI.
Once you click on its toolbar icon, you get a call URL to share with your friends. You can also change your chat status to Available or Do Not Disturb.
The latest Nightly 35.0 build comes with a new toolbar button called "Forget Browsing History" which helps users in quickly deleting cookies and browsing history of selected time period. At the moment users can select from 3 given choices: Last five minutes, Two hours and 24 hours.
The latest Nightly 35.0 build comes with working e10s functionality. Mozilla has started testing of Electrolysis (e10s in short) functionality in the latest Nightly build.
When you launch the latest Nightly 35.0 build, you get following notification in addressbar to enable e10s functionality:
After restart, you'll notice that tab titles are shown as underlined in e10s mode to distinguish it from normal mode:
You can also enable or disable Electrolysis aka e10s functionality using Firefox Preferences window:
Thanks to our reader Kyle for the update...
In latest Nightly 34.0 build, Mozilla has added a few built-in themes to customize Firefox appearance. Users can apply these themes using Customize screen:
In latest Nightly 34.0 build, Mozilla has moved "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup" option to General tab of Preferences window.
Recently we told you about "Share This Page" button which was added to Nightly 33.0 toolbar but at that time the button was not working. It was just a dummy button with no functionality.
Now in the latest Nightly 34.0 build, Mozilla team has added functionality to this button. Now when you click on "Share This Page" button, it allows you to add various social networking website icons such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc to Firefox and then you can click on those icons to immediately share the current webpage on those websites.
If you can't see the "Share This Page" button in Nightly toolbar, check the button in Australis Menu.
The latest Firefox 34.0 Nightly build comes with a new control menu to customize "New Tab" page appearance:
As you can see in the above image, it allows you to select New Tab page look from following options:
- Show your top sites (Include suggested sites)
- Show blank page
- Learn about New Tab
Thanks to our reader "Kyle" for the update...
The latest Firefox 33.0 Nightly build comes with a new button "Share This Page" in toolbar:
Currently the button is not working. Its always remains disabled. It seems Mozilla has disabled the button for some reasons and the button will start working in upcoming Nightly builds.
Mozilla has added a new toolbar icon "Invite someone to talk" in the latest Nightly 33.0 build. You can click on the icon and get a call URL to invite a friend to talk.
The latest Nightly 32.0 build comes with an improved iconized context menu which shows basic icons such as back, forward, refresh, bookmark at the top:
Thanks to our reader "TheAslan" for the update...
Mozilla has put a new option to enable or disable Title Bar in the latest Nightly 29.0 build.
Mozilla has added a new option in the latest Nightly 28 build to directly launch Firefox in Windows 8 style Metro mode as shown in following screenshot:
The latest Nightly 28 build comes with 2 new options in toolbar context menu:
- Add to Menu
- Remove from Toolbar
These new options appear when you right-click on titlebar or toolbar.
"Add to Menu" option adds the toolbar button to "Customize and Control" menu previously known as orange Firefox button.
"Remove from Toolbar" option deletes the button from toolbar.
Nice and useful addition by Mozilla.
The latest Nightly 28 build comes with a new Australis UI.
Check out our exclusive review of Australis UI:
UPDATE: The search bar has been moved back to bottom in newer builds.
Another interesting UI change in latest Nightly 25.0 build! Mozilla has moved the search bar to top in latest Nightly build. In previous Firefox versions, the search bar used to show at bottom but now it has been moved to top as shown in following screenshot:
The search bar is used to find text in webpages. It can be accessed by pressing "Ctrl+F" keys together.
The latest Nightly 25.0 build comes with new "Automatic Update" options which allow you to automatic update Firefox for Desktop as well as its Metro app for Windows 8.
"Close Tabs to the Right" option is a useful feature present in Google Chrome web browser which allows users to close all tabs present at the right-side of the selected tab. This option was missing in Mozilla Firefox but now it has been added in the latest Nightly build.
A confirmation dialog box is shown if you click on the option.
Mozilla has released first alpha build of upcoming Firefox 24.0 version to the Nightly channel.
The latest Nightly 23.0 build comes with a new bookmark icon in toolbar which lets you access bookmark options as well as allows you to instantly bookmark a page.
In latest Nightly build Mozilla has removed the options to enable or disable SSL and TLS protocols. These options were present in "Advanced -> Encryption" tab of Firefox preferences window but now they are no longer present.
Mozilla has removed a few unnecessary options from Firefox 23.0 preferences window. More options will be removed in future builds.
Check out following topic for more details:
The latest Firefox 22.0 Nightly build comes with a new tab "Services" in Add-ons Manager (about:addons) which allows you to manage social API easily and quickly.
Mozilla has released a testing build of its upcoming Metro version of Firefox for Windows 8. The latest Nightly build installs a new Metro version of Firefox in Windows 8 computers. You can launch and test it using the Start Screen in Windows 8.
You can read more about this version at following link:
Latest Firefox 21.0 Nightly build comes with new options to customize tracking settings. When you open Nightly preferences, you see 3 new options in "Privacy" tab as shown in following screenshot:
NOTE: All previous updates about older Nightly builds are available here.
PS: If any of your favorite extensions is not working in a nightly build, you can follow instructions given in following topic:
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