2010年1月22日星期五

Firefox Facts

Firefox Facts


Enable Visual Tab Switcher in Firefox 3.6

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 05:03 AM PST

Better Tab Switching Hack

With Firefox 3.6's release, we can all do a quick about:config tweak that will enable the prettier tab switching.  By default, when you hit the keyboard keys Ctrl + Tab you just rotate through your tabs.  By making some quick adjustments though, you can pull up the new tab switcher that you see in the picture above.

How to Enable Firefox's Secret Visual Tab Switcher

  • Type about:config in the address bar. Then, if needed click the "I’ll be careful, I promise!" button.
  • Next, in the filter box – type in:
    • browser.ctrlTab.previews
  • Right-click that about:config entry, and select "Toggle"

Now, when you hit the keyboard combination of Ctrl + Tab you will get the new visual tab previews, rather than just scroll through the tabs one by one.  If you want to switch back, just follow the same steps to toggle it from true, back to false.

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Firefox 3.6 Has Been Released!

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 09:12 AM PST

Firefox 3.6!

Firefox 3.6 Released!

The latest version of your favorite browser has been released.  Firefox 3.6 is now available via Mozilla's web site.  The big update this time around is the built in support for Firefox Personas

Need more?  Here's the full list of new features that Firefox 3.6 brings:

  • Available in more than 70 languages – get your local version.
  • Support for a new type of theme called Personas, which allow users to change Firefox’s appearance with a single click.
  • Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
  • Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
  • Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time.
  • The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
  • Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
  • Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
  • Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
  • Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.

Overall, not a bad upgrade.  If your Firefox has not updated it's self yet, you can always pick up the update at Mozilla's web site.

Bonus: Check Out the Top 10 Personas Background for Firefox!

What do you think of Firefox 3.6?  Love it? Hate it? More interested in Firefox 4?  Leave you feedback in the comments!

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