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Mozilla developing Metro-specific Firefox for Windows 8

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    Mozilla developing Metro-specific Firefox for Windows 8


    ''The Mozilla Foundation has revealed that a Metro-specific version of Firefox for Windows 8 is currently in the works and a proof of concept should be ready by Q2 this year."
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    Cant wait for the first nighty build
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    So, will we have to swap to a new screen to access the "Forward" and "Back" buttons?
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Windows 8 CP x32


    <3 Firefox
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    Windows 8.1 Pro, Mac OS X Mavericks (Hackintosh), Ubuntu 14.04


    Anyone else wanting for a Metro Chrome?
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    "Anyone else wanting for a Metro Chrome?"

    Sure - then I can play Angry Birds.....ho ho!

    Robin
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    Firefox Metro development begins


    Something to keep an eye on if you use firefox and like Metro...

    Firefox Metro development begins, status update
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    Mozilla begins adapting Firefox for Windows 8 Metro environment



    Mozilla has started developing an official port of its Firefox Web browser for the Windows 8 Metro environment. They intend to deliver a fully functional version of the browser that will integrate with the Metro experience and offer a touch-friendly user interface.

    The original plan for a Firefox Metro port was announced earlier this year when Mozilla published its 2012 strategy. The organization's plans for supporting Windows 8 were documented in the roadmap. Development on the port began this week, according to a blog entry published by Mozilla developer Brian Bondy.

    Bondy described some of the technical details surrounding Metro browser development and explained how Mozilla intends to proceed with its implementation. The Metro environment imposes some strict technical limitations on developers, but Microsoft is making an exception for browser vendors.
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    Thanks for the heads-up! As an avid firefox user this is great news!
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