Mozilla details Firefox 8 Beta, adds Twitter search

Email Twitter: @ronwinbeta Sep 30th, 2011 inNews

Mozilla has just released the latest beta of its popular Firefox browser. Firefox 8 adds several new features and user interface elements that will make for a better browsing experience for users. Mozilla also hopes to help developers build more secure and innovative web experiences with some cool new tools.

So whats new in Firefox 8?

Firefox 8 will have a Twitter Search option to make searching hashtags and usernames a bit easier.

Firefox 8 users will also be able to restore tabs on demand. “Users can choose to load tabs only when selected, resulting in faster start-up times when windows with lots of tabs are restored. Windows users can find this option in the Firefox Menu, under Options, on the General tab. Mac users can find this option in the Firefox Menu, under Preferences, in the General tab.”

Users will also have better control over their installed addons. “Users will receive a one-time notification to review and confirm third party add-ons they want to keep, disable or delete. When Firefox starts and finds that a third-party program has installed an add-on, Firefox will disable the add-on until the user has explicitly opted in, giving users better control over their Web experience.”

Among the other features, users will have tab animations, Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for web developers, WebSockets updates, HTML5 Native Right Click Menu, and HTML5 media elements.

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