Topic: Mozilla releases Beta 1 of new, visually overhauled Firefox 4 browser

Mozilla's popular Firefox web browser has just been released in Beta 1, which introduces a new graphical design for Windows users, support for the HD HTML5 video tag using the WebM format, a new Add-ons manager for all of your Add-ons, Plug-ins, and Themes, improved crash protection and security fixes, and an overall performance upgrade.

Firefox 4 Beta 1 is available on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, but only the Windows version has undergone a graphical change, where the tabs are placed along the top.

So performance, security and stability upgrades are all self-explanatory, but why the design change?

"Recently modern browsers have been transitioning to placing tabs on top, and that decision isn't arbitrary, it isn't about fashion.  The change to placing tabs on top isn't about one browser versus another browser, it's about the evolution of the Web as a platform," Mozilla User Experience designer Alex Faaborg recently said.

See presentation of new Firefox 4 Beta 1

By Tim Conneally, http://www.betanews.com/article/Mozilla-releases-Beta-1-of-new-visually-overhauled-Firefox-4-browser/1278457560

Re: Mozilla releases Beta 1 of new, visually overhauled Firefox 4 browser

Mmmm, I want to try it!  smile

Re: Mozilla releases Beta 1 of new, visually overhauled Firefox 4 browser

i've mozilla ff 4.0 beta 6, it works perfectly, no problems

Re: Mozilla releases Beta 1 of new, visually overhauled Firefox 4 browser

gotd web site message "domain expired". cannot download. what is going on?

Re: Mozilla releases Beta 1 of new, visually overhauled Firefox 4 browser

I am using the Dolphins Browser on my cellphone,with gestures and sonars and so many Add-ons,I like it very much,but it doesnt have a PC version,I want to try the Firefox on my laptop. smile  smile