The Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 version has just been released this week, following the updated 3.1 release schedule.
If you haven’t seen the previous beta version in action, check out the Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 review.
Let’s see some of the new features, which are introduced in Beta 2 version.
1. Starting page and “About” form
2. Private Browsing Mode
The long awaited “Private Browsing Mode” has finally been implemented. You can start a new “Private Browsing Mode” from the Tools menu. While surfing in that mode, no history will be recorded for the Web sites you visit.
Typing about:privatebrowsing on the location bar, will give you a brief explanation of how “Private Browsing” exactly works. On the same screen you can also see a mask (reminds of Venice, Italy) posing as the “Private” symbol.
3. Updated “Clear Private Data” form
The “Clear Private Data” form has been updated. The cool new feature is that you can now select and delete a recent subset of the history, instead of deleting by default the entire history.
5. Tabs tearing
Dragging a tab onto the desktop, opens the tab in a new browser window. Read all about it and watch a video on a previous post.
6. CTRL-TAB visual switching removed
The new CTRL-TAB system which was introduced in 3.1 Beta 1 version, has been removed, due to user feedback.
7. Yet another Acid3 Test improvement
Acid3 Test results:
Firefox 3.0.4 – 70/100
Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 – 89/100
Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 – 93/100