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Mozilla adds "awesomescreen" to Firefox for Android nightly builds

Firefox for Android gets massive update that ushers in new awesomescreen interface!

| Apps News | Posted: Aug 23, 2013 1:31 am

Many years ago, Mozilla revolutionized the browser world with its addition of the "awesomebar" to its Firefox web browser. This awesomebar allowed users to do so much more from the URL bar than just entering URLs. Today, the company announced that it has completely revamped the "awesomescreen" feature in its Firefox for Android app.

 

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In a blog post, user interface engineer Lucas Rocha said that Mozilla has accepted the new awesomescreen design into its beta-stage "nightly" builds, which is where the new feature will be tested, debugged, and further refined before being released into the mainstream app.

 

The awesomescreen basically meshes together two key features of Firefox: the browser start screen and the screen that is shown when users tap the address bar. Much like Chrome, this new awesomescreen will display thumbnails of webpages from a user's browsing history, bookmarks, and a reading list. Each of these different segments can be featured by swiping from side to side among the different topics.

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