Mozilla Firefox 4: What Can We Expect?

By Jamie Pert - May 11, 2010

Earlier this week, Mozilla released a video presentation for their new generation web browser – Firefox 4, where they discussed certain goals and users they hoped to reach when the browser gets it’s release. In this article, we aim to skim over the actual features that we can expect with the impending release of the second most popular web browser.

It is no secret that Firefox has been slowly catching up with Internet Explorer in it’s bid for world domination, but with the birth of Google Chrome, they have had to step up to the plate and really go to town to prove why they should be the leading choice over quite a vast array of other web browsers which also include Opera.

Mozilla hope that Firefox will become a much simpler, and easy to use interface. I use Google Chrome and Firefox, and believe that one of Firefox’s drawbacks is that it’s toolbar is too clunky, compared to that of Chromes. All unnecessary buttons, bars and graphics will be blown to smithereens and be gone forever. Tab switching will also make an appearance for easier tab switching mechanics.

The new concept of the ‘Home Tab’ could play a part in the new version of Firefox. The ‘Home Tab’ would be a page which can never be closed, and easily returned to whenever you wish. The idea for the ‘Home Tab’ would be to house several widgets, such as favorite websites, RSS feeds, status updates and personalized content so that the user can customize what they want at any given time for ease of use. Currently, the ideas for this page are not clear.

This is just a small list of what is currently been talked about for Firefox 4, but is it enough? What would you like to see implemented into Firefox 4? Or any other browser for that matter.

Source: PC World

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