Firefox for Windows 8 Touch beta web browser goes live, available for download

Firefox for Windows 8 Touch beta has been launched and those who wish to try it out can download it right away from the official website. Mozilla says that in order to make the most of the application, users should set it as the default browser and then report issues and bugs they come across.

This new browser is especially optimized for the interactive interface of the Windows 8 OS, complete with Live Tiles. Needless to say, it is compatible with touchscreens of tablets and laptops running this platform as well. The app features a new tile-based start screen and offers instant access to bookmarks, top sites and history amongst other things. Some of the existing attributes like Awesome Bar continue to be a part of the new version.

Firefox For Windows 8

Another feature of the Firefox for Windows 8 Touch beta is that it lets you determine the amount of space an application should take on the screen. ‘Full’ obviously opens it in the full screen mode, while ‘snapped’ assigns the app a small region towards the left side. Then there’s ‘fill’ which lets it cover the entire free space on the screen.

Firefox for Windows 8 is complete with support for touch as well as swipe gestures and the company claims that its big tiles make for a visually-rich navigation experience. Mozilla is quite confident that the new utility will facilitate quick searching as well as auto completion. And what’s more, the sharing feature has been integrated within the browser, making it easy for users to share web pages and content over social networking websites.

Those of you who are interested in testing Mozilla Firefox for Windows 8 Touch beta can head over to the official website and download it.