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Firefox 3.6 reaches beta stage

While it's slightly behind schedule -- having been originally slated for a mid-September release -- Firefox 3.6 has reached beta. Version 3.6 beta RC1 is now available for download from Mozilla's servers. As Softpedia mentioned a few days ago, Mozilla is pondering an early exit for Firefox 3.5. Mozilla's Mike Beltzner stated, "It's not 100% decided yet, but if we issue a Firefox 3.6 as a minor...

Firefox 3.6 to recognize if your computer is tilted

If your computer has an accelerometer in it, Firefox 3.6 will be able to detect when your computer is tilting to the left, right, front, or back. Accelerometers serve a number of purposes in laptops and tablets. In some cases, they can be used to shut down a hard drive if your computer is falling so that less damage occurs when your laptop hits the floor. But they can also be used to add...

Firefox 3.6 beta coming next week

Mozilla is set to launch the first beta version of Firefox 3.6 on Tuesday, October 13th. The next version of the popular Firefox web browser will include faster Javascript handling, built-in bookmark synchronization, and support for new light weight themes. For the most part, Firefox 3.6 will look a lot like version 3.5 of the browser. Mozilla is holding off on a major visual refresh until...

Deja vu all over again: tab previews are back in Firefox 3.6

Now that Firefox 3.5 has made it into the mainstream, Mozilla is plugging away at browser.next. In last night's addition to the 3.6 nightly builds, some old-but-new tab features have finally made an appearance in Mozilla's browser. Originally slated for 3.0, then bumped to 3.5, then bumped again, tab previews are back in Firefox 3.6. To activate the feature, you'll need to jump into your...

Coming soon: Install Firefox apps and themes without restarting

With Firefox 3.5 set to emerge from beta soon, the folks at Mozilla are setting goals for Firefox 3.6. One of the most exciting changes scheduled for that release is the ability to install and activate themes and add-ons without restarting the browser. Sort of. Right now the goal is to develop support for "light" themes and "light" add-ons. It's not entirely clear what that means, but odds are...