Firefox 3 is released

After a long schedule of testing and beta versions Firefox 3 is finally released yesterday night. It comes with lot of new and enhanced features. Its more fast reliable and secure than ever before. Top New Features of Firefox 3 are

1) One Click bookmarking: Bookmark, search and organize Web sites quickly and easily.

2) Instant Website ID: Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity

3) Improved performance: View Web pages faster, using less of your computer’s memory.

4) Full Zoom: See any part of a Web page, up close and readable, in seconds

5) Password Manager: Remember site passwords without ever seeing a pop-up.

6) Smart Location Bar: Find the sites you love in seconds—enter a term for instant matches that make sense.

7) Platform Native look and feel: Browse with a Firefox that’s integrated into your computer’s operating system.

8) Download manager : with new resume facility in inbuilt download manager that was never before

You can get the Firefox from or directly from this direct download link

Before installing remember this that few add-ons on your existing Firefox may not work with Firefox3 as it may not be available for Firefox 3 but don’t worry Firefox will check their update and it will let you know when those updates will be available.

One Click Bookmarking

Manage your bookmarks a lot or a little. One click on the star icon at the end of the location bar bookmarks a site. Two clicks and you can choose where to save it and whether to tag it. File bookmarked sites in easy-to-access folders and organize according to theme (like “job search” or “favourite shopping”). Find your bookmarked sites in a flash by entering the tag, page or bookmark name into the location bar. The more you use your tags and bookmark names in the location bar, the more the system will adapt to your preferences.

Instant Web Site ID

Want to be extra sure about a site’s legitimacy before you make a purchase? Click on a site favicon for an instant identity overview. Another click digs deeper: how many times have you visited? Are your passwords saved? Check up on suspicious sites, avoid Web forgeries and make sure a site is what it claims to be.

Add-ons Manager

You can now find and install add-ons directly in your browser. You no longer need to visit the add-ons Web site, simply fire up the new Add-ons Manager. Not sure which add-on is right for you? Ratings, recommendations, descriptions and pictures of the add-ons in action help you make your selection. The fully integrated Add-ons Manager even lets you view, manage and disable third-party add-ons in a few easy clicks.

Platform-Native Look & Feel

The new Firefox looks and feels like home. Think of it as a Firefox who’s really good at making friends. Whether you use Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac or Linux, the browser seamlessly integrates into your computer’s environment. A native look makes for a flawless interface that never gives you pause.

Download Manager

An all new manager lets you download seamlessly, with even greater security. A pause and resume feature means there’s no need to wait for a download to finish before you disconnect. So, if you’re halfway through the latest White Stripes album and it’s time to catch the bus, just pause and pick up downloading when you get home. The resume function also works if your system crashes or is forced to restart. The manager shows your download progress and lets you search your files by name or the Web address where the download came from.


At first glance, they look like little labels living above the site you’re currently visiting. But they are a brilliant way to browse multiple sites at once. Simple and easy, you can think of them as the electronic version of a well kept filing cabinet, with the tabs as the dividers and the sites as the content kept in folders. Each new site appears as a new tab (not a new window) and can be accessed in one click. Now when you open Firefox, your tabs and windows look just like they did when you closed it down. No need to reopen all your windows each time you start a session.

Integrated Web Search

Searching the Web is a breeze with the search box inline, just to the right of your location bar. Use the web engine of your choice to search by typing directly into the box. The width is adjustable so you can make it bigger if you need more space.

Improved Memory Management

With all new management functions in place, Firefox 3 keeps memory usage under control. The XPCOM cycle collector continuously cleans up unused memory. Plus, hundreds of memory leaks are now remedied. Earlier it started from low memory usage and end up with high memory usage with increasing of time.


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