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Firefox 8 Adds Twitter Search, Disables Third-party Add-ons

Twitter search in Firefox 8Twitter and Mozilla annonced a search deal that makes Twitter search one of the default search options in the new Firefox 8 web browser, released to Windows, Mac, Linux and Firefox for Android.

In a blog post, Mozilla announced, “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. Twitter search is currently available in English, Portuguese, Slovenian and Japanese versions of Firefox, with more languages to come in future releases.”

Firefox lets you load tabs on demand, making it much faster to restore windows with many tabs. Enable this option in the Firefox Menu, under Options/Preferences, in the General tab.

In order to give you control overl third-party add-ons, Mozilla announced of “disabling add-ons installed by third parties without your permission and letting you pick the ones you want to keep.”

Adding, the company said, “Firefox adds support for Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), which lets developers load WebGL textures from other domains in a secure way.”

To see an example of WebGL in action, visit Google MapsGL and experience 3D maps in Firefox.

Firefox for Android, now has new features that put users in control of their mobile Web experience.

“With Firefox Master Password, you can protect all your saved usernames and passwords. This will help your private info stay private if you ever share or lose your Android device,” reveals Mozilla.

You can download Firefox 8 here, and Firefox for mobile here.

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