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Firefox 4 - Hawk's Eyrie
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Firefox 4
After seeing this article on BetaNews, I decided to give Firefox 4 a try - for one and one reason only:

"Do not track."

Firefox has now built in the ability to not be tracked by other websites. Unfortunately, I'm not going to know how well it works, but it makes me happy - assuming it really works.

Most of the other stuff they list as new features are features that were already integrated in Firefox (autocomplete from the navigation bar - I've been doing that throughout using Firefox 3.6.x) or I just don't like (getting rid of tabs - I like my tabs, thank you very much). Sync might be interesting, but not sure I want to go and make an account.

What I'd love to see, but it doesn't look like they'll ever do, is for them to integrate the "remove cookie" feature with the "block cookie" feature like they do in Camino. That would be an awesome upgrade.

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merhawk From: merhawk Date: March 29th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)


Ok, just went and checked out the blog posts on it. It's a system that the FTC prefers, but it does take implementation on both ends.

Let me go check out the Firefox Add-ons for the opt-out tracking again...
mhnicholson From: mhnicholson Date: March 30th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
No tabs? How do I swap between pages?
merhawk From: merhawk Date: March 30th, 2011 05:52 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
According to the article I was reading:

Drop the tabs. By default, Firefox 4 displays tabs above the location bar. Choose right-click on the Tabs toolbar and remove the tick from Tabs on Top by clicking it to swap them around, just like it is in Firefox 3.6.

I don't know if it completely drops tabs in Windows; it doesn't in Macs. I guess everything would open in it's own window if it did.
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