What’s New in Mozilla Firefox 8
Mozilla has released the latest desktop version of Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Since Firefox 4, Mozilla has been following its rapid release schedule under which Firefox, like Google Chrome, gets updated every six weeks.
The new version of Firefox adds Twitter as a search option. Twitter is now included as a search option in Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux. Twitter search in Firefox makes it easier to discover new topics, #hashtags and @usernames. Users can select Twitter in the search query box to restrict queries to tweets. Twitter search is currently available in English, Portuguese, Slovenian and Japanese versions of Firefox, with more languages to come in future releases.
Firefox 8 has also added a feature to enhance security and privacy. Firefox is now disabling add-ons installed by third parties without permission and asking the user to pick the ones which should be enabled. According to Mozilla blog, “At Mozilla, we think you should be in control, so we are disabling add-ons installed by third parties without your permission and letting you pick the ones you want to keep.”