October 14th 2008
By Mike Flaminio
Mozilla has announced the release of Firefox 3.1 beta 1 (release notes).
Of course, a fuller picture of what's new can be found in the aforementioned release notes, but the lads behind the code are specifically seeking comment on the following, which just happen to be new features:
Web standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine
Added support for CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 properties
A new tab-switching shortcut that shows previews of the tab you're switching to
Improved control over the Smart Location Bar using special characters to restrict your search
Get your copy of Firefox 3.1 beta 1 here (17.2MB).
Editor's note: I could be wrong, but it doesn't appear that prøn mode (private browsing) made it into this release...