Firefox 89 Shines with the New Proton UI, Here’s What’s New

Firefox 89 fundamentally changes the look and feel of the entire browser with a modernized core experience that's cleaner and easier to use.

A much-needed refreshed look of Firefox is here. Firefox 89 fundamentally changes the look and feel of the entire Firefox browser, making the browser work even faster, with a redesigned and modernized core experience that’s cleaner and easier to use. In addition, the new Firefox experience is faster than its prior versions.

What’s New in Firefox 89

The first thing that people will notice is the new Proton UI which simplifies the browser’s menus and alters the tabs bar beyond anything we’ve seen from previous Firefox releases. The browser tabs are larger than before, and they now have rounded rather than sharp corners. The result is a much more modern-looking browsing experience.

Firefox 89 Proton UI

Firefox 89 also features floating tabs that contain information and other cues when you need them, like visual indicators for audio controls.

The browser chrome and toolbar has been simplified, removing less frequently used items to make the most important navigation items easier to focus on. Menus in the browser are also re-organized according to usage, labels are updated and iconography is now removed.

Private Browser mode is now more private in Firefox 89 with the enablement of Total Cookie Protection which confines cookies to the site where they were created. This stops companies from tracking you across sites.

Infobars, panels, and modals now have a cleaner design. They are refreshed with a nice look and well-designed rounded action buttons. This includes the modal dialogs as well.

Firefox 89 Prompts

Firefox is available to download from the official website. Users of some rolling-release Linus distros such as Arch Linux already have the Firefox 89 available in their repositories.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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