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Firefox 4 Beta 12 Makes Debut

logo-wordmark-version-vertical-4After a day of Minecrafting and playing outside with my nephews and niece, I was surprised last night to find yet another Firefox 4 beta had been released.  Firefox 4 – Beta 12 is now available for download. So what has changed since the last beta? The big fix this time around is when it comes to delivering better performance when watching online videos.

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Firefox 4 – Version Switches and News

Firefox 4 is Coming Soon!

Firefox 3.7 will soon become Firefox 4.  Now to help make some sense of this, let me break it down.  Right now the latest version of Firefox is 3.6.2.  Once Firefox 3.6.4 has been released, then Mozilla’s main development will switch to Firefox 4.  Everything that has been Firefox 3.7 since then will now be re-numbered to Firefox 4.

So right now, other than a new interface – what does Firefox 4 bring to the table?

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Tab Switching Gets Prettier

New Tab Switching in Firefox 3.1

According to Mozilla Links, Firefox 3.1 will be getting the rumored update to tab switching that got a little buzz after Firefox 3 was launched. 

As said, there’s also a new behavior for Ctrl + Tab. Instead of just moving left to the next opened tab, now it switches between the current and the last viewed tab and I have to say I’m already loving it. I usually have to check several other pages while posting and to ease the tab switching I moved the reference tab next to the post edit tab to have it a couple of keystrokes away. There’s no need now: I just took the long way to the reference tab once and then it’s already at reach.

Want this feature now?  Check out the Ctrl-Tab add-on for Firefox.

State of the Firefox Facts

As some of you might have noticed, there were no new posts yesterday.  This is due to the fact that we are in the middle of a big server move for Firefox Facts.  No more cheapo hosting account for us.  We have gotten just about everything moved over to FastServers.net.  After the recent surge of popularity after the Firefox 3 release – I realized it was time I looked for help from the pros, and well FastServers.net is about as pro as you can get.

So all is going fine here, and if your not seeing this post now, you should within a couple of days.  Then again, if you can’t see this post how would you know your missing it?  Quantum theory aside, expect the same ol’ Firefox goodness, just at a new home.

What can you do to help?  Get your friends, family and even that creepy Internet Explorer loving neighbor of yours to come visit and also pass them our RSS subscription link too.  Did I also mention you can get e-mail updates too?

Firefox 3 Beta 5 is Out

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The last of the Firefox 3 betas has hit the scene, and at this point it is hard to believe they are still finding things to improve on.  So where are the improvements from Beta 4 to Beta 5 of Firefox 3?  Well this is what Mozilla says:

Firefox 3 Beta 5 includes more than 750 changes from the previous beta, improving stability and web compatibility, providing platform and user interface enhancements, and resulting in the fastest Firefox ever. Many of these improvements were based on community feedback from the previous beta.

Be sure to check out all of the release notes, and to take a full tour – Mozilla Links has you covered yet again.  So if this is the latest of the betas, what does come next?  The next release should be a release candidate version which will be what we can expect to see in the final process.  With the release candidates they will be having more people test things out and kind of polishing little things here and there. 

Check for Changes

With some Web sites out there, if you wanted to know when it was updated, you would subscribe to the RSS feed they put out, right? Well, with some Web sites out there, they still have no RSS or any other syndication method to be seen. You need something that watches the Web site in question for changes, and lets you know about it.

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