Finally ! Firefox 4 has been launched officially by Mozilla . The new Firefox 4 version required some 8 months after its first beta release unlike chrome which delivers new version month after month from chrome 8 to 9 to 10 and now 11 ! The launch comes eight days after Microsoft IE 9’s official launch and voilà the chrome beta too was updated that same day 😛
I too updated my firefox and was too glad about its advancements . It now comes with rich and refreshed user interface , offers some opera like features , boasts of dramatic speed, and wide support of modern web technologies . One of the most noticeable change in new Firefox is its User Interface which is styled like chrome . You can now easily drag them and pluck them out into separate window just like opera . They can be pinned to stay in the tab even after closing the Browser. This feature is called as Application Tabs. Here are the features worth noticing and reasons to again change your default browser from chrome to Firefox 😛
App Tabs Right on Top:
Tabs are now given top visual priority for intuitive browsing . More effective way to manage your add-ons and discover new options for personalizing your browsing . You are now given a permanent home to frequently visited sites like Web mail, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr etc . Also , the Switch to Tab is helpful to easily find and switch to any open tab from your Awesome Bar without opening duplicate tabs.
This is just awesome and Chrome taken feature that lets you access your Awesome Bar history, bookmarks, open tabs, passwords and form data across multiple computers and mobile devices . Mozilla Firefox 4 Release Candidate for Android and Maemo is now Available too ! What could be the most important feature other than this one ? 😀 Also the Do Not Track feature is a good move towards a universal standard and it allows users to opt-out of tracking used for behavioral advertising .
Cutting Edge Tools for Web Developers:
Another great feature addition is the tab management called as Firefox Panorama which acts as a raw browser task manager incase browser gets hanged . Pressing Ctrl+Shift+E will open all your tabs systematically in thumbnail form which makes easier navigation to a particular one. You can even create groups of tabs and perform a plenty of mass operations on it.
Firefox now integrates multi-touch support for Windows 7, enabling users to interact with their browser in a new way .
The new product was put into several cycles of production , a clear indication of how much Mozilla is involved in its development. Though the new Firefox 4 is faster than its predecessor , it still gets badly beaten by Google Chrome. Also when any addon is installed/uninstalled , you will be prompted to restart the browser in order to make the changes take place .
Users running Firefox 3.5 or 3.6 can download the latest version by selecting “Check for updates” from the Help menu. While users running Firefox 4 RC, need not download anything as Mozilla deems that build identical to the final. Firefox 4 is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in more than 80 languages.
Download Firefox 4 for Windows [Other OS and Languages]
Don’t forget to check the amazing live webpage for Firefox 4 Download Stats. Also i would suggest to check this magical logo mosaic glowing live at Mozilla twitterparty .
Will the new FF4 have that much of power to become your default browser ?
Check the 1st line of the second paragraph. You have written “Firebox” there :P. Moving on, Firefox 4 works awesome in Windows 7 but I didn’t felt anything special using it in XP. But using it in Windows 7 is just awesome(I am using it now too). Nice post about it.
Glad you saw that typo 😛 Corrected it 🙂
I guess , now many new softwares would not support windows XP and soon vista … now that windows 7 is rocking than previous versions . Thanks for your comment dude . 😀
Awesome man ! Me too now got firefox on my ubuntu but still i prefer chrome as my default browser 😛 I am waiting for firefox apps just like as in chrome …
I use FFX 4 now but i’m just a tad disappointed that IE and FFX seem to be modelling their browsers on chrome, instead of coming up with features that are unique.
I agree with you eddie even i was expecting something unique in FX4 bt was disappointed a bit anyways cant u see at Tech Savy’s any more.
It appears that IE is still the most popular browser in the US while FFX is the most popular one in Europe. I do hear a lot of people raving about how fantastic Chrome is. However, it’s still only the third most popular browser. Any idea why Chrome still lags behind?
I have bookmarked your site now Ravi 🙂
No idea eddie, according to me chrome is awesome don’t know why it lags behind
Same here. Chrome has really evolved as one of the best browsers in recent years. If you check past 2 years, Chrome has really brought revolution in browser war. I guess Chrome still needs some time may be year or two before it proclaims itself as the ultimate winner. IE sucks and FF is really lacking behind in its updates.
I agree with you. It seems that Chrome is becoming the leader. I still experience Mozilla crushing or hanging.
Thats what i call a review, it is concise and well presented thanks for sharing this informative stuff. as for ff4 i am lovin it
I am looking for to download Mozilla FF…thanks for bringing these awesome features …i think after after reading these features no one can use other search tool for sure …great informative post
I always prefer Mozilla FF for browsing because its browsing speed is much high as compared to others and the features of FF are very high and useful than others like IE and chrome …and FF is also very user friendly…thanks for this useful post
The main problem I’m experiencing with Mozilla Firefox is it usually crashes so I shifted to Google Chrome. Though sometimes, I’m still using FF on its safe mode… I need to try this FF 4 and see these cool features.
I’m using firefox 4 now, I’m agree with you, firefox4 is awesome.
Unfortunately several add-on is not updated yet to compatible with firefox4. it seems people favorite is now Firefox4 then Chrome or Opera and the last is IE (based on visitor of my blog). Like your review style not so technical and easy to read. keep posting 😉
Firefox 4 has built-in outstanding features but after uploading into this version my orbit downloader software not working with it. But no problem i will find other one. Thanks to showing its complete features.
i tend to use firefox mainly as a web browser which i am using now. i like your blog posts which are helpful and informative and will help me in the future. thank you
Yes, of course. FF4 is my default browser right now. Chrome is my second browser. Latest FF is fast load and tons of great add-on. Add-on help me much to stay connected to my twitter friends.
Thanks for the great review of Firefox4 😉
Most browsers now support for HTML5 as well.
Thanks for sharing nice info. I like it so much
Hello there Ajinkya! Although my default browser is Chrome, I still tried Mozilla Firefox 4 too and yes you are right, it has cool features. In fact, up to this day, I am still exploring these features, I just can’t get enough. What I like the best is its faster performance. It’s great!
Currently, I’m using Google whenever I’m using my desktop since FF is not functioning well. However, safe mode is working just fine with my laptop. Maybe I could try it in my laptop.
Recently i had installed Firefox 4 this is superb performance compare to previous versions .