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One under-the-radar feature that came along for the ride with the recently released Firefox 3.1 Beta was multi-touch support for the latest generation of MacBooks. If you've got a new MacBook, the latest beta release supports swiping, pinching, and twisting your way through Firefox history, tabs, and more.
The Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is a free download for all platforms; if you decide to test it, be sure to back up your Mozilla profile (or maybe wait for the portable version release). Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 English/US download
Mozilla Links reports that the latest development release of Firefox 3.1 includes a new feature called tab tearing. As you can see from the video above, tab tearing allows you to pull any tab out of your Firefox window into a completely new window or pull any tab into another window. This functionality will look familiar to any Google Chrome users, but when Firefox 3.1 drops, Firefox users will be enjoying the same handy feature. Firefox 3.1 gets tab tearing
The next time you upgrade Firefox—which will be to version 3.1—you don't want to find out that your favourite extension isn't yet compatible with the new version, and Mozilla's going out of their way to make sure that doesn't happen. They've published an eye-popping list of Firefox add-ons which make up 95% of known add-on usage, and show what level of compatibility each extension offers. This report will update as Firefox 3.1 nears release; in the meantime, it's very interesting to browse the list, which is ordered by usage frequency to compare it to your favourite extensions.
Earlier today we took an early look at Firefox's Private Browsing mode, available in the latest test builds from Mozilla, but a new tab preview panel feature snuck past our radar. Instead of displaying a list of each of your opened tabs by title when you click the tab list drop down to the right of the tab bar, you'll be given a snazzy tab preview panel displaying thumbnails of each tabs. From there, you can search the titles for as-you-type filtering of results, click on any thumbnail, and tab through the results.