The Firefox web browser looks all set to get a minimalist re-design. Mock-up designs from Mozilla designer Stephen Horlander have popped up online, giving a glimpse at a very Chrome-like future for the browser.
A settings and tasks tab now sits to the far right of the URL bar, which houses bookmarks, print, extension and cut, copy and paste functions. The URL bar and search bars are merged too, much like in Chrome.
You can view all the screenshots by clicking here.
While still very much in the design stages, Mozilla’s new 18-week release cycle for the Firefox browser means we could see these changes implemented sooner than they would have been 6 months ago. According to TechCrunch, Horlander’s designs have been met with much praise, and could make up the bulk of a future release.
With Firefox now playing second fiddle to both Internet Explorer and Chrome, expect to see a fair few more changes to the browser’s look as it aims to become the world’s favourite web-surfing program.