When Microsoft released the consumer preview version of Windows 8, right after that Mozilla had confirmed the Metro version of Firefox Browser. Recently leaked document shows how exactly the Metro UI of Firefox looks like.
Getting back to the Windows 8 basics, there are 3 types of applications:
- Classic Desktop Applications
- Metro Applications
- Metro style enabled Desktop Browsers
Mozilla is looking forward to building the Metro styled enabled Desktop Browsers, which will be built using Gecko and will be integrated with the Metro environment. Unlike all the other apps, even Firefox will support full screen resolution and touch based interactions, connected with the metro environment.
But unfortunately, a browser can run in Metro mode only if it’s the default browser. So if Firefox is not our default browser, then we won’t able to enjoy the Metro version of it.
Here are the few snapshots we got for you to show how Firefox will look in Metro mode.
Interactions across Desktop and Mobile
Metro UI Design – Start Screen Mockup
Metro UI Design – Tabs Mockup
Metro UI Design – Web Page Mockup
The Firefox Metro enabled desktop browser will be included and packaged in the traditional way.
However, it’s still in its very early stages, so don’t expect to see a test/beta build anytime soon. But when that happens we will surely keep you informed. Stay tuned for more updates! Thanks!