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Firefox for Windows 8 (Metro) Beta Released


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#1 Darren 54

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:02 AM

LMtPDOG.pngMozilla today released Firefox for Windows 8 Touch Beta that runs in full-screen Metro mode. This version has a new tile-based Firefox start screen with one-tap access to Top Sites, Bookmarks and History. You can continue to use familiar Firefox features like the Awesome Bar.



  • Full, Snapped and Fill views: These options let you chose if you want to view an app full-screen, or ‘snapped’ to a narrow region of the screen (typically to the left of the screen like a sidebar), or if you’d like your app to ‘fill’ the remaining screen area not already occupied by an app in ‘snapped’ state.

  • Visual Navigation: The big tiles on the start screen make browsing a more visually-rich experience and are easy to recognize and tap. The tile-based interface simplifies auto-complete and makes searching quick and easy.

  • Windows Share integration: Share a Web page or a piece of content from any Web page to any of your installed social networks.


#2 WinTunes


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:03 PM

More modern apps.. and I'll finally buy a touch-screen PC soon.

#3 FalseAgent


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:25 PM

I've tried it and it kinda sucks...it isn't actually a metro app, it's a win32 app running full screen, but at least it's touch optimized, scales well with high DPI displays, and generally is not like the bullshit that Metro Chrome is.

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