Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 PreviewWritten by John Thompson on November 7, 2009 · Filed under Software
Remember Windows 7’s Aero Peek feature I was telling you about a few weeks ago? I loved it when I first used it, and I still love it now. The only problem, as with all new features in Operating Systems, was support for the feature in third party applications – I loved Aero Peek tabs in the super bar for Internet Explorer, but I don’t use Internet Explorer…
…Well you can imagine my excitement at the latest beta of Mozilla Firefox then, which includes support for Aero Peek in the super bar when you have multiple tabs open!
Bearing in mind that Firefox 3.6 is still in Beta version, I found it to be stable enough for everyday use, although you’ll probably find quite a few add-ons that aren’t compatible which is to be expected at this stage.
The major addition is the aforementioned Aero Peek super bar integration on Windows 7. You can view each tab that you have open by hovering over the Firefox icon on the super bar and all your tabs are opened up over the icon in Aero Peek. You can either hover over the window previews to see a full screen preview of it without actually having to open it, and click whatever tab you want to open.
As I said, this is still a beta version, and there’s a particularly annoying bug that displays a spinning blue “busy” image on the first window preview and full screen preview that’s open. Hopefully, this will be fixed before the final version is released – you can see the full list of changes in the Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 release notes – let us know what you think about the future of Firefox in the comments!