Get a sneak preview at the new Australis tabs (Windows only)

18 June, 2012 § 87 Comments

Wanna play with a sneak peek of the new Australis tabs for Firefox? I’ve put together a build of it that you can download and run with.

Installer (16 mb)
Zip archive (21 mb)

This isn’t checked in yet, but it should be coming along soon. I only implemented it for Windows, so my apologies go out to those on OS X or Linux.

Let me know what you think in the comments :)

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§ 87 Responses to Get a sneak preview at the new Australis tabs (Windows only)

  • Damian says:

    I really like the use of extreme focus on the current tab relative to background tabs, I often can’t quickly spot which tab I am currently on in Firefox.

    I’m not very fond of the curvy curves though, I like the boxyness of the current tabs, it makes it feel very digitial rather than artificially trying to impersonate real surfaces.

  • [...] Wein, sviluppatore di Mozilla ha rilasciato (ma solo per Windows) una build di Firefox 16 equipaggiata con Australis che dovrebbe garantire maggior freschezza visiva al browser della volpe. [...]

  • JD Stern says:

    I briefly studied bezier curves for a programming course and something looks ‘unnatural’ at the inflection points. Blend where curves join horizontal base looks abbreviated. Text closeness to top makes square tab icons and close icon nearly touch edge. Tabs seem tall. Inactive tab top fade looks good. When active tab is first or last, Inactive tab vertical separators may be causing an illusion where active tab curves appears asymetric left to right. Overall, looks promising.

  • Do you have an idea when this will be implemented in the official 16a1?

    • msujaws says:

      Unfortunately I don’t have a good idea of when. You should ask @frankyan as he might have a better idea than I do.

  • guest says:

    What about UX build ?

  • dube says:

    when could we have an other update ? :-)
    I’m runnig UX but not implemented yet…

    • msujaws says:

      Hopefully soon, it is just based on when I have time. I really want it on the UX branch also :)

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