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This is What Firefox 4.0 Could Look Like

Last week we got a sneak peek at some possible interface changes that we could see in Firefox 3.7, which showed definite influence from Google's Chrome browser.

Today designer Stephen Horlander showed of some more interface concepts that we might see when Firefox 4.0 rolls around.

"These are not final," Horlander declared once again on the webpage. "They are only for brainstorming [and] exploration."

Tabs on bottom

Tabs on top

Like with the Firefox 3.7 mockups, the minimalist but functional design of Chrome is crawling into the Mozilla camp.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • JasonAkkerman
    I like it. The lack of a title bar, and menu bar really sets it aside from that sterile "windows" look.
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  • dman3k
    The first one look more IE than Chrome, but the second one is SO Chrome.
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  • matchboxmatt
    I think that the more web browsers that take after Chrome, the better. It's an excellent browser.

    The way they implemented the tabs on top in the 2nd picture doesn't look hot though. Reminds me of Safari 4 Beta's clunky UI rather than Chrome's sleek one.
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  • Aoster87
    Hooray for a sleep UI!
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  • duckmanx88
    yeah it looks like chrome. thats gotta hurt goggle since the only thing going for chrome right now(which im using) is its speed and non-cluttered UI. its still lacking things like idk letting me choose what page a tab opens to.
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  • asdf634
    All they need is a IE bitting fox and I'm happy!
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  • coopchennick
    To be honest, the biggest reason why I'm using chrome more regularly than firefox is the completing-the-website-while-entering-in-bar feature.

    It's so convenient for casual everyday browsing. I really hope firefox gets it soon.
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  • IronRyan21
    ill stick with chrome, thanks.
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  • tenor77
    I'm not a fan of the minimalist browser. Of course this has to do with my line of work as I have to have multiple windows open, and lots going on so the more info the better.

    And also not a fan of making the address bar and the search bar all in one. It's bad enough telling an old relative to enter in a simple address and they put it in google instead.
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  • Hanin33
    um... why is the interface even a big deal? can't this be addressed in theme packs? i don't quite understand why they're going for a look when most ppl alter it with themes anyway...
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