Firefox 4.0 Ribbon/Fluent GUI redesign in development for Windows 7

Firefox 4.0 GUI redesign are starting to take contour and that Mozilla has chosen a direction in which to take the end user experience in 2010, apply only to especially to Windows 7. In this context, “Firefox 4.0 will feature style elements common to Microsoft’s Ribbon/Fluent GUI, but also design similarities from Google Chrome and […]

Firefox 4.0 GUI redesign are starting to take contour and that Mozilla has chosen a direction in which to take the end user experience in 2010, apply only to especially to Windows 7. In this context, “Firefox 4.0 will feature style elements common to Microsoft’s Ribbon/Fluent GUI, but also design similarities from Google Chrome and Opera 10.5. For Firefox 4.0, Mozilla's planning the “Introduction of “App” tabs. [But also to] combine location bar and search bar (separate location and search items can be customized). Tabs-on-top option (possibly left/right as well). In bar search “button” with drop down of other types of search. Ability to attach stop/reload/go to location bar (TBD). Expanded home tab functionality. Disable bookmarks bar by default if it has not been altered from default. Remove status bar. Create a place for extensions. Profile/identity UI,” revealed Firefox 4.0 developer Stephen Horlander.