21 November 2007

Firefox 3 Features in Pictures

You can download the beta version of Firefox here. You can find list of all changes in http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0b1/releasenotes/#whatsnew. Here i am showing some of the important features i find interesting.

Zooming in Firefox is greatly improved. (All because of new rendering engine). Compare the yahoo home page in Firefox 2 and in Firefox 3 when the page zoomed out.



























Download manager is integrated. You can now resume the download even after restarting Firefox.



















Another great improvement is in typing the URL s. Now you can just type partial keyword even the title of the page. You can find similar incremental search feature in downloads as well (refer above image)





Bookmarking now supports Google like star. You can even add tags to the bookmarks. Now the bookmarks will be well integrate with online services like del.icio.us.





You can find the summary of the bookmarks in Places.







Add-ons now shows installed plugins as well. No need of about:plugins.














You can customize the default behavior of the mime type handling.



















I used to kill Firefox to save the session :) (I know there are extensions now also. I don't want to install any). Now my little hack is gone !.







Last but not least you can find this cute warning when you go to about:config







Overall new Firefox features are great.

1 comment:

  1. Sai, Did you notice any improvement in memory management? When I open multiple tabs in firefox 2, it becomes quite sluggish. Has this been resolved?

    I wish FF3 is faster. I've been using Opera more because of FF2's sluggishness.

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