Firefox to feature a new home page
March 18th, 2012 • 10 Comments

New Firefox home tab in nightlies

Latest Firefox nightlies feature an important new face for users: a new home tab.

Enter about:home in Firefox location bar and right now you get a search box and not much more. The new design aims to improve discoverability of several features to users including a launcher to manage bookmarks and history, tweak Firefox through preferences/options, check download status or enable Sync, which will probably be an important boost for Mozilla’s browser data synchronization service.

It also brings a large button to restore your previous browsing session in case you haven’t set Firefox to restore it automatically.

Considering Firefox’s 6-week release pace, the new tab should become available in final form around July, later this year.