Firefox beta 4 – yeah it’s out there! :)

Naaa! i know you didn’t know that firefox 4.0 beta 1 is out already by mozilla :) (for those who knew already, why didn’t you tell me before? hmm??)

The mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 1 is ofcourse a brilliant release! (although have bugs, that’s why its still beta! right?)

So what’s new in this release? Oh man! don’t ask me! here are few of awesome features!

  • Tabs are now on top by default on Windows only – OSX and Linux will be changing when the theme has been modified to support the change.
  • On Windows Vista and Windows 7 the menu bar has been replaced with the Firefox button.
  • You can search for and switch to already open tabs in the Smart Location Bar
  • New Addons Manager and extension management API (UI will be changed before final release)
  • Significant API improvements are available for JS-ctypes, a foreign function interface for extensions.
  • The stop and reload buttons have been merged into a single button on Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • The Bookmarks Toolbar has been replaced with a Bookmarks Button by default (you can switch it back if you’d like).
  • Crash protection for Windows, Linux, and Mac when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins.
  • CSS Transitions are partially supported.
  • Full WebGL support is included but disabled by default at this time.
  • Core Animation rendering model for plugins on Mac OS X. Plugins which also support this rendering model can now draw faster and more efficiently.
  • Native support for the HD HTML5 WebM video format.
  • An experimental Direct2D rendering backend is available on Windows, turned off by default.

and the list goes on! so checkout the new firefox 4 beta 1 here yourself and have fun!

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