• Forward button to become optional in Firefox

    Do you need the forward button? Most likely yes, but it is rarely used compared to the back button, which is the single most used widget in any browser user interface. So it doesn’t make sense to keep it present at all times, stealing focus from its helpful neighbor. To address this, current Firefox nightlies

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  • Firefox Page Info gets a face lift

    Do you know Page Info? It’s a central point for information about the web page you are currently visiting. To reach it just select Page Info in the Tools menu or right click the current web page and select View Page Info. It includes the document type, character encoding, the referring URL, the render mode

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  • Firefox 4 Windows theme landing for Beta 1

    Firefox 4 will feature a significantly updated theme on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. In the last few days significant pieces of the new user interface have started dropping in: The Firefox button (called Minefield in the development builds) gathers the most frequently used menu options in a single point. The button is now

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  • New theme, top performance, coming to Firefox this year

    Mozilla has published the Firefox roadmap for 2012, stating what major new features and changes are to be expected this year. It turns out the list is pretty long which hints on a very important year for Firefox development and users. The user interface is due to some pretty enhancements under the new Australis theme

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  • Update Firefox’s search bar with new Google favicon

    Have you noticed the new Google search favicon? I am not sure if Google intends to keep it forever but I like the refresh. You can update the Firefox’s default Google search plugin to show the new Google search icon: Locate the searchplugins folder in your Firefox install folder. (typically C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ on Windows).

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  • Firefox.next tab bar becomes customizable

    The latest nightly releases of Firefox.next come with customizable tab bars, which means you can drag buttons off (like the new tab and list all tabs buttons) and into the tab bar to make it suit your needs. This can be used to reduce all Firefox toolbars to a single one as shown in the

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