Thoughts on: Firefox4 Beta 12

This will be a follow-up to my previous Firefox4 beta post.

Things I’ve noticed since the post above:

  • Improved general browsing experience
  • The Tabs, “Firefox” button and Window (minimize, restore, close) buttons are on the same row
  • Purple Firefox button when in “Private Browsing”
  • You switch in and out of “Private Browsing”  using the same window. Tab session is saved (restored) when changing to normal browsing mode
  • URL previews (when you hover your mouse pointer over links) appear at the bottom of the browser window. No longer found in the address bar
  • Being able to enable/disable Hardware Acceleration
  • I do miss the padlock icon being in the lower right corner of the window when on a secure page.

Firefox seems to be borrowing ideas from Google Chrome which I’m alright with. Hopefully, my feedback and contribution to the User Studies will be useful to the Firefox developers.

-Tony

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