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#2566 mr_han_solo

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:11

Does FF18 include a Metro version if I install it on Windows 8?


#2567 Kamran Mackey

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:28

Yes, you just gotta make it the default browser.

#2568 Konstantine

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 15:03

No it doesn't. Even Nightly doesn't have Metro Fx... how do you expect beta to have it?

#2569 mr_han_solo

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 15:15

Yes, you just gotta make it the default browser.

No it doesn't. Even Nightly doesn't have Metro Fx... how do you expect beta to have it?


Now I'm just confused. I'll probably just go ahead and install it and if Metro isn't included then I'll just keep it on there until it lands.

I thought a read on the Firefox Wiki or Firefox blog two months ago that Metro about was going to land on 18.

#2570 Detection

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 15:18

Now I'm just confused. I'll probably just go ahead and install it and if Metro isn't included then I'll just keep it on there until it lands.

I thought a read on the Firefox Wiki or Firefox blog two months ago that Metro about was going to land on 18.


I believe these are the Metro builds

http://ftp.mozilla.o...tly/latest-elm/


More info about them here
https://wiki.mozilla...on#Metro_Builds

#2571 Kamran Mackey

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 22:23

No it doesn't. Even Nightly doesn't have Metro Fx... how do you expect beta to have it?

I believe these are the Metro builds

http://ftp.mozilla.o...tly/latest-elm/


More info about them here
https://wiki.mozilla...on#Metro_Builds

Now I'm just confused. I'll probably just go ahead and install it and if Metro isn't included then I'll just keep it on there until it lands.

I thought a read on the Firefox Wiki or Firefox blog two months ago that Metro about was going to land on 18.


Yes, Detection is right. Firefox 18 does have the Metro UI when you make it the default browser. Download Firefox Aurora to get the Metro User Interface. But you will have to make it the default browser and you will have to launch Firefox from the Start Screen.

#2572 Konstantine

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 23:09

Yes, Detection is right. Firefox 18 does have the Metro UI when you make it the default browser. Download Firefox Aurora to get the Metro User Interface. But you will have to make it the default browser and you will have to launch Firefox from the Start Screen.


I have Nightly as my default browser and no Metro UI from Start Page. :/ You need to download a specific build, not just some aurora...

#2573 Detection

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 23:25

I have Nightly as my default browser and no Metro UI from Start Page. :/ You need to download a specific build, not just some aurora...


Which is why I posted the links if you read up ^^^

#2574 Kamran Mackey

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:40

Thanks for the links. But I was sure that the Stub installer would install the latest one with the Metro UI, oh well.

#2575 kilara1988

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:28

That is the thing.The Metro builds are a different branch than the Nightly,Aurora and the others.So they are not the "latest",just different branch builds.

#2576 +Zlip792

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:52

Metro work is being carried on "elm" branch which is different from mozilla-central from where the Nightly builds are formed, elm branch keep update by merging mozilla-central on regular interval, only elm branch builds have "Metro UI". Once elm branch will merge with mozilla-central then Nightly will get Metro UI.

#2577 1941

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 19:18

Metro work is being carried on "elm" branch which is different from mozilla-central from where the Nightly builds are formed, elm branch keep update by merging mozilla-central on regular interval, only elm branch builds have "Metro UI". Once elm branch will merge with mozilla-central then Nightly will get Metro UI.


When that happens I stop using the Nightly builds unless it is a choice.

#2578 +Zlip792

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 19:21

When that happens I stop using the Nightly builds unless it is a choice.


I am talking about Metro (Windows 8 UI) which will be available for Windows 8 users, we Windows 7 users don't have to deal with it. You are mixing Australis (curvy tab look) with Metro UI.
Australis is also work in progress on ux branch.

#2579 kilara1988

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:12

Also as far as i know there will still be a metro version of FF and a desktop one and you can choose which one to make default and use.

#2580 Demz

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:23

New Try Builds of Australis http://ftp.mozilla.o...a-42365a824a9e/ also MacOSX builds there to

anyone know if Australis will actually make Aurora19 builds?