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Firefox turns 40 and adds Windows 10 support

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Firefox 40

Mozilla loves to hammer out new versions of its Firefox browser, most come and go with little to get excited about. Today’s update is different.

First of all, it’s the 40th version of Firefox for desktop and Android devices. And second, it's the first to support the new Windows 10 operating system.

The new browser offers a scaled back user interface in keeping with Microsoft’s design language. Firefox 40 also provides more space for viewing web pages, as well as larger icons to make it easier to use on touchscreen devices.

The address bar brings larger fonts, while users will be able to access a custom Windows 10 theme.

“You can now download or update to the latest Firefox to see a fresh new look in Windows 10,” the company wrote on Tuesday.

We’ve made thoughtful tweaks to the interface to give Firefox a streamlined feel. You’ll also notice bigger, bolder design elements, as well as more space for viewing the web. We had a lot of fun building this version of Firefox, and we hope you’ll enjoy the new look.”

Of course, Microsoft will be hoping that Windows 10 users instead choose to give its new built-in Edge browser a whirl.

SEE ALSO: 9 Windows 10 features you should try first

Elsewhere, there’s also a fresh commitment to malware protection in Firefox 40.

The browser will issue users with a warning if they visit a page known to contain deceptive software that can “make undesirable changes to your computer”.

Dead Words

August 12, 2015, 2:53 am

"Of course, Microsoft will be hoping Mozilla’s latest effort new Windows 10 users give the new built-in Edge browser."
I'm pretty sure this is a mistake, and I'm reasonably certain you were trying to say Microsoft hopes Windows 10 users will use the new built-in Edge browser. Also you didn't add a period to the end of that "sentence" (I added the period...and this is just me nitpicking).

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