Posted March 28, 2011 by Zubair Khan in Tips


As Internet Explorer 9 struck  the very existance of old traditional looking mozilla , A change was needed for sure in firefox. The new Internet Explorer 9 aka IE9 is the most popular web browser in europe now. Above all the all new look of chrome with its new changes in menu and settings option left mozilla firefore no choice but to change it all Looks and performance.


All the major browsers are currently going through a minimalist phase, and Firefox 4 is no exception. The new Firefox pop-down button on the toop left corner adds to its beauty and simplicity. All other useless buttons are removed from the front face. Now what we have in our prior sight is the firefox button, front-back buttons. And the “OLD BIG” Refresh button is in the right side of the adress bar and now she is sexy too. The home button is in the top right corner. When we change to private browsing the colour of firefox button changes to blue from orange, which gives us a better way of understanding that we are in another mode and makes us feel more private ;) . The change in browser interface helped in increasing the efficiency in browsing.

Stay in Sync

Sync seamlessly connects your desktop and mobile Firefoxes, so you can access your browsing history, passwords, bookmarks and even open tabs no matter which device you use. Access years of desktop browsing the first day you fire up your mobile, and use saved passwords from your desktop to fill out forms on your phone.Now you can surf the Web on your desktop, get up in the middle of browsing and have your open tabs ready and waiting on your mobile, just as you left them. This not only synchronises your bookmarks, passwords and browsing history across your different PCs, but it also open tabs, allowing you to dash out of the office and pick up surfing where you left off at home. Sync also works with the Firefox Home iPhone app and the forthcoming Android version of the browser, providing near-seamless integration between mobile and desktop browsing. One Of The coolest feature in new mozilla.

Download Manager

The main drawback of old mozilla is that didn’t have good download manger. We could never download the same file after system crash i.e we have to restart the downloads. NOW IN MOZILLA FIREFOX 4 download files seamlessly and securely. A pause and resume feature means you can stop and start anytime. So if you’re halfway through downloading a big file and it’s time to catch the bus, just pause and pick up where you left off later. The resume function also works if your system crashes or is forced to restart. The manager shows your download progress and even lets you search your files by name or the Web address where the download came from.

Crash Protection

Firefox provides uninterrupted browsing when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins. If one of these commonly-used plugins crashes or freezes, it won’t affect the rest of Firefox. Instead, you can simply reload the page to restart the plugin and try again.


The startup time required for old mozilla was quite annoying. The main reason I started using Chrome was the time taken for mozilla to startup. But Now This problem is changed and Mozilla is faster than ever.


So many cool features have been added in the new mozilla to enhance security. Some of them are:-
  • Content security policy
  • Anti phishing
  • Anti virus integration
  • Parental controls
  • Anti malware
  • Secure updates

Standards and compatibility

The open source mozilla supports usually all web based stuffs.In the ongoing battle over web video standards, Mozilla has thrown its weight behind Google’s WebM format, although a Microsoft-published plugin offers support for H.264.It scores a near-perfect 97 out of 100 in the Acid3 Test and supports many of the new HTML5 and CSS3 features, such as plugin-free web video, the new web forms API, and CSS transitions.

When it comes to operating system support, Mozilla is the KING. Not only does it offer Mac and Linux versions of the browser, its Windows support also stretches down to XP – something that Microsoft has conspicuously failed to do with Internet Explorer 9.

The new version of mozilla points the knife edge to all leading web browsers. As the new Look Hit all over The world with in few days Chrome and IE9 will be looking For their new updates in the very recent future. The new options Like sync is Just amazing and cool For professionals. These Options Helps the power users in many wasys and now their primary choice will be mozilla and i have no doubt in it what so ever.

Zubair Khan

A technology enthusiast and avid gamer with an insatiable hunger for latest news and updates on anything digital.