Mozilla Firefox 29 Released with New Design

Mozilla has released the latest Firefox browser update 29 this week. This latest release is Mozilla’s biggest update in a while and it comes with lots of skin-deep changes and amazing new features. One of the first thing you will notice is that the looks is quite different from Firefox 28 and more similar in design to Google chrome.

Changes/Features

  • Elegant New Design: Sleek new tabs and an overall modern look that makes it easier to experience the Web the way you want
  • Customization Mode: Makes it easy for you to personalize your Web experience to access the features you use the most. You can easily drag and drop your favorite feature, tool or add-on in the menu or toolbar.
  • Firefox Menu: Includes popular browser controls, features and add-ons in one place to make it easier and faster to access them. The menu is completely customizable so you can edit or add features you use most.
  • Fun and Simple Bookmarks: You can create bookmarks with a single click and manage them from the same place.
  • Easy Access to Add-ons Manager: Firefox includes an Add-ons Manager you can access directly from the menu to help easily discover and install add-ons.
  • Enhanced Firefox Sync Powered by Firefox Accounts: Just create a Firefox Account and our sync feature makes it even easier to setup and add multiple devices with end-to-end encryption. Firefox Sync gives you access to Awesome Bar history, saved passwords, bookmarks, open tabs and form data across your computers and mobile Android devices

Snapshots

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In this video, Johnathan Nightingale – VP of Firefox, talks about the new features available in Firefox 29

Below is quick tutorial on how you can install the latest Firefox 29 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

1. Via Ubuntu Mozilla Security PPA

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox

2. Run the TAR Package

– First close any Firefox sessions

32bit OS

$ cd ~
$ sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/29.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-29.0.tar.bz2
$ tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2
$ ~/firefox/firefox

64bit OS

$ cd ~
$ sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/29.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-29.0.tar.bz2
$ tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2
$ ~/firefox/firefox

– You can create an icon on your desktop to run the command ‘~/firefox/firefox’

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Warning:

– You may get warning on add-ons not supported with the latest release. Run a check for compatible versions and install if available

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