Firefox 4 is still in beta, but it’s already building up nicely! The list of new features is awesome! Let jump right into what it has and can do…
It allows you to modify a tab into an app tab — which means right click on a tab that you visit often and make it into an app tab will forever make the the tab sticky and will not go away, but you have the option to demote an app tab into a normal tab which will go away. This is an awesome feature, because it saves you time from reopening the frequent tab that you will visit often.
It allows you to organize tabs! How? Hundred of opened tabs won’t confuse you anymore since you can drag and drop each tab into a virtual box, and in this way each virtual box acts as a group of different kind of tabs. Let say you have 20 tabs that are opened, five tabs belong to news, five tabs belong to music, five tabs belong to technology, the last five tabs belong to miscellaneous stuffs, and you can put each five tabs of the same niche into the same box. Group them that way, you’ll find open hundred of tabs a little easier to navigate than a stream of tabs across the browser’s top portion. If you incline to ask, how can I tell which box of tabs stands for what? Don’t worry, Firefox 4 allows you to name each box, and so you will know what tabs are in which kind of box.
It allows you to use a new feature known as Firefox Sync! With this feature, your browsing history, saved encrypted passwords, RSS bookmarks and so on are constantly being updated and synced with all computers in your network and abroad as long you remember your Firefox Sync account’s user-name and password.
It allows you to install new add-ons without restarting the browser! This is a minor improvement, but it’s important. No longer one has to be annoyed by restarting the browser just to see a new installed add-on works it magic.
It is fully support HTML5. We all know how HTML5 will change the game when it comes down to what will run within your browsers! For an example, videos may not be played in Flash but in HTML5 since HTML5 is fully compatible and is a standard with all browsers and less resource hogging than Flash (a theory which needs to be tested). HTML5 is the next generation of HTML, and so many websites will upgrade to HTML5 and abandon HTML’s previous versions. This makes the more compelling reason to have Firefox 4 as a browser choice since nobody wants to stare a the computer monitor and to sigh at the incoherent display of a website, because a browser is not supporting HTML5, right?
It allows you to use multitouch on Windows 7! This feature is still blurred to me, but I think a smart person like you will get it before I do!
It allows a whole lot more, but my mind is already overwhelming with the new features above! Smoke is coming out of my head! Don’t laugh, it’s steaming! Put an egg on, you won’t see it droops, but it’ll cook nicely! Not overwhelming like me? Head over to here to see additional new features of Firefox 4 beta.
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