Keeping to the simplicity of the Metro UI, Firefox has only a few option settings, which are accessed by touching the Settings charm after swiping in from the right.
Among those options is one to set "Do Not Track," the anti-monitoring standard that appears to be dead in the water, reviled by online advertisers. By default, Firefox for Windows 8 Touch sends no signal.
But although Mozilla has crafted an impressive Metro browser, it's being released just as Microsoft is backing away from the UI. Windows 8.1 Update 1, now seemingly set to debut in early April, will continue the retreat from Metro, the Start screen and its apps by reinstating several more features it originally had yanked from the desktop mode.
Mozilla's timing couldn't be worse.