LABS GALLERY: Firefox 3.6 Is a Small but Worthwhile Upgrade

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LABS GALLERY: Firefox 3.6 Is a Small but Worthwhile Upgrade

LABS GALLERY: Firefox 3.6 Is a Small but Worthwhile UpgradeBy Jim Rapoza

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Personas

Probably the most noticeable new feature in Firefox 3.6 is Personas—browser themes that can be easily added and managed within the browser.

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Getpersonas.com

At the Web site getpersonas.com, users can browse through a wide variety of Personas available for their Firefox 3.6 browser.

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Wear This Persona

After finding a Persona I liked, I could deploy it to my Firefox 3.6 install with a single click of the Wear this Persona button.

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Managed Personas

Once a Persona was installed, I could easily manage it from within the Themes tab in the Add-Ons management window.

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Plug-in Tracking

Firefox 3.6 makes it possible to track and monitor the plug-ins installed on the browser, and to find plug-ins that need to be updated.

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HTML 5

One of the new HTML 5 features in Firefox 3.6 lets users choose to view video in Full Screen mode (as long as the video in question allows access to the video context menu).

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Full Screen Video

Once the Full Screen mode is chosen, users can view full-screen video in Firefox 3.6 without the need of a third-party video application.

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Improved Web Standards Support

While Version 3.6 of the browser still falls short of a perfect score, Firefox continues its slow improvement in the Web Standards Project's Acid3 test.

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