Firefox 3.1 Beta Now Available

by on October 16, 2008
in Firefox, Softwares




Mozilla has finally released the long-awaited, first development release of Firefox 3.1 Beta 1. Firefox 3 was released 4 months ago, back in June and now eher we have the first beta of Firefox 3.1.

They haven’t added many new feaures in this release, but we sure hope they will add them by the final version comes out. Some noticiable feaures are the Ctrl + Tab (tab swicthing) feaure and TraceMonkey.

TraceMonkey is the latest Javascript performance boost, which has to be activated manually by going to about:config and changing the value of javascript.options.jit.content to true. Other features and changes in this beta milestone includes:

  • Web standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine
  • Added support for CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 properties
  • A new tab-switching shortcut that shows previews of the tab you’re switching to
  • Improved control over the Smart Location Bar using special characters to restrict your search
  • Support for new web technologies such as the <video> and <audio> elements, the W3C Geolocation API, JavaScript query selectors, web worker threads, SVG transforms and offline applications.

We are also expecting future Firefox 3.1 betas to have private browsing. For now, download Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 from the link below in 36 languages!

Note: Your addons might not work after upgrading due to compatibility reasons.

Grab Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 [FTP link]

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  • Justin

    Are you an idiot? Tracemonkey is one of the biggest things to hit Firefox in years.

    This, directly from your article:

    “They haven’t added many new feaures in this release, but we sure hope they will add them by the final version comes out.”

    God, you are one huge, giant, moronic, fucking idiot.