I've been trying out betas of Firefox 3 for a while, but yesterday I noted…
Upgrading to a major new version of Firefox is carried out with a certain amount of trepidation. After years of using Firefox I have it ‘how I like it’, and that includes my favourite theme Camifox. And here’s the first piece of bad news… Camifox is not being updated for Firefox 4. That’s a shame.
An upgrade is very likely to expose some non-supported plug-ins, and it’s likely to give Mrs A a case of the wobbles – as Firefox is installed on the family iMac, an upgrade for me is an upgrade for everyone.
But ignoring these minor disasters, here’s a quick run-down of some of the more prominent new features:
The following screenshot shows the new menu button (available on Windows and Linux, the Mac version retains the standard OS X menu), tabs on top, and three app tabs. Note that Twitter glows blue because the page has updated in the background.
Firefox 4 is rumoured to be faster than it’s predecessors – I haven’t witnessed any noticeable difference yet. All-in-all it’s a worthy upgrade, even without my beloved Camifox.