Mozilla releases Firefox 8, adds new security features

Email Twitter: @ronwinbeta Nov 6th, 2011 inNews

Mozilla has just released Firefox 8, which now offers several new security features to the popular web browser. Firefox 8 users will have better add-on management, faster browser loading, new history window, and several other cool new features.

Firefox 8 now has a new add-on compatibility assistant that will launched when you open up the browser after an update. It will disable the incompatible add-on and give you the option to selectively disable any other add-on.

Firefox 8 also prompts the user to allow the installation of an add-on via a dialog box offering a warning and other information. This pretty much changes the way Firefox handles third-party add-ons, for a good security measure.

This new version of Firefox also has a new option for speeding up browser loading, which is now accessible via the General tab of the Options dialog box. The browser will not automatically attempt to reload certain recovered tabs until those tabs are selected by the user.

There is a new History window that reveals a downloads option, which pretty much shows you what you have downloaded alongside what sites you have visited.

Firefox also contains several minor improvements and changes including a Twitter search engine feature that allows a user to search for Twitter messages from the address bar.

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