Firefox 4 may be only a few weeks old, but Mozillaâ€™s adoption of a Chrome style rapid release schedule has led to several leaks about upcoming Firefox 5 features, which believe it or not, should be released by the end of June. Users who want to gain access to the latest preview build can download a copy directly from Mozilla, or just scroll on down for a quick overview of what you can expect to see down the road.
1.) Multi Tab Select. This will allow you to close a small group of tabs, or move a select few off the tab bar to create a new window.
2.) A Brand New Tab Page Layout.
3.) Add-ons will get standardized toolbar support.
4.) File Upload Indicator.
5.) The removal of a home button, in favor of a home tab.
6.) Built in PDF Viewer / MP3 Playback decoder.
7.) Taskbar Web apps. This will allow developers to include a drop down menu from the browser tab to allow for easier site navigation.
8.) Integrated Identity Management for easy website sign in.
9.) Social Sharing from the URL bar to Facebook, Twitter, and possibly others such as Reddit, and Digg.
Some of these features might be amended or removed as the weeks move on, but given how soon they are expected to push out a final release, itâ€™s very likely we are looking at a fairly complete list.
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