First look at Firefox 8
Top new features in the open source web browser
By Ann Bednarz | Network World US | Published: 15:11, 14 November 11
Mozilla debuted Firefox 8 just six weeks after Firefox 7, in keeping with its rapid release cycle. Among the changes are new controls for preventing unwanted add-ons and the addition of Twitter as a choice in the Firefox's search bar. The new release also fixes some bugs.
Built-in Twitter search
Mozilla added Twitter to the Firefox 8 search bar for Windows, Mac and Linux. Firefox 8 users can search for topics, #hashtags and @usernames from the built-in search box. The new Twitter search feature is available in English, Portuguese, Slovenian and Japanese versions of Firefox, and more languages are due to be added in future releases, Mozilla says.