Firefox For Windows 8 Touch Beta Is Now Available For Download

Firefox Windows 8 Touch Download

Mozilla has finally released its beta version of Firefox for Windows 8 touch devices. Mozilla claims that this Firefox version is designed to ensure users get the best Firefox browsing experience possible on their Windows 8 tablets, touch-screen laptops and other compatible devices. It has a new tile-based Firefox start screen with one-tap access to Top Sites, Bookmarks, and History. It even includes the Awesome bar and support for swipe gestures such as ‘pinch to zoom’ and one-touch swipe transitions.

  • Full, Snapped and Fill views: These options let you chose if you want to view an app full-screen, or ‘snapped’ to a narrow region of the screen (typically to the left of the screen like a sidebar), or if you’d like your app to ‘fill’ the remaining screen area not already occupied by an app in ‘snapped’ state.

  • Visual Navigation: The big tiles on the start screen make browsing a more visually-rich experience and are easy to recognize and tap. The tile-based interface simplifies auto-complete and makes searching quick and easy.

  • Windows Share integration: Share a Web page or a piece of content from any Web page to any of your installed social networks.

If you download it, then share feedback and file any bugs.

Source: Firefox

  • Emi the Strange

    I still dont know why someone would use this version… but oh well.
    kind of dont understand the point of releasing this “touch” version for a platform like win8, where you can get any other browser.
    of course if they took 80 years to release this, wouldnt expect them to port their browser for WinRT. but well, at least Firefox got a touch version, not like other browsers.

    • Herb_Eaversmells

      Really? You’re having trouble understanding why they’re releasing a touch-friendly version for touch devices? That’s hard to comprehend for you? Lol.

    • NGM123

      Strange is right, your comments are always weird

  • kain0m

    No RT support, no install.

  • GameDrugs

    Uc browser is RT based, that’s why I use it on my sp2. Not gonna use this

  • gee

    Doesn’t work for me. Installed it, made it my default browser, pinned it to start (shows metro icon) but it still launches the normal desktop mode.

    • BergkampHUN

      click the firefox button on the top left corner and search for “restart in Windows 8 Touch mode”

      • doug

        Yay! I missed that! Thank you!

  • Nham Thien Duong

    I can’t find it in the Windows Store, if they really want to make it ”a Windows 8 application/programme” then they should put it in the Windows Store. :-

    • luis matoso

      you’re absolutely right

    • Aaditya Menon

      they might do this later…

  • luis matoso

    just a desktop software. craps. very poor.