Mozilla shows new ‘tab candy’ Firefox interface
Future versions of Firefox are set to adopt a new tab design that will transform the browser’s interface, a senior Mozilla developer has announced.
Called ‘Tab Candy’, the new idea is to place tabs inside the browser window, grouping them according to particular associations. The effect is rather like viewing thumbnails, which allows users to keep track of much larger thematic groups using a convenient visual cue.
The best way to understand the concept is to view it. Mozilla design guru Aza Raskin (as it happens the son of the late Apple design guru, Jef Raskin) has released a video that steps through the new interface.
Other advantages are subtle but interesting, such as being able to load large numbers of tabs at the top of a browser window simply by clicking on that Candy thumbnail.
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