Firefox 3.6 Alpha available. New features and improvements.

Firefox 3.6 Alpha available. New features and improvements.

262875283_ca33f09eddBoy, Mozilla don’t take a breather. Today sees the release of the first Alpha version of Firefox 3.6, code-named Namoroka.

The release includes a number of improvements and new features, including:

  • Tab previews when you hit Ctrl + Tab
  • Faster JavaScript engine
  • Improved startup speed and overall responsiveness
  • Better session restore features

This is still an early release, so except bugs and many fixes to come, but I’ve been using it for the last 3 hours and its working swimmingly so far.

The most interesting new feature is tab previews, which oddly enough doesn’t seem to be enabled by default. To do so, you’ll need to type “about:config” into the location bar (without quotes) and then search for browser.ctrlTab.previews and set the value to true.

Despite others feeling Firefox 3.5 brought crashes galore, I think 3.5 is the best version of the browser yet. It remains fast, doesn’t crash (on me at least) and remains the most feature rich browser a web geek could wish for.

via Download Squad via Mozilla Links

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