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Firefox for Windows 8 Touch Beta is Ready for Testing

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    Firefox for Windows 8 Touch Beta is Ready for Testing

    Firefox for Windows 8 Touch Beta is ready for download and testing. This touch-friendly, tile-based Firefox is optimized for Microsoft’s Windows 8 Modern UI and designed to ensure users get the best Firefox browsing experience possible on their Windows 8 tablets, touch-screen laptops and other compatible devices.

    Firefox for Windows 8 Touch Beta has a new tile-based Firefox start screen with one-tap access to Top Sites, Bookmarks and History. You can continue to use familiar Firefox features like the Awesome Bar.

    Firefox for Windows 8 Touch Beta supports Touch and Swipe gestures such as ‘pinch to zoom’ and one-touch swipe transitions. Other key features are:

    • Full, Snapped and Fill views: These options let you chose if you want to view an app full-screen, or ‘snapped’ to a narrow region of the screen (typically to the left of the screen like a sidebar), or if you’d like your app to ‘fill’ the remaining screen area not already occupied by an app in ‘snapped’ state.

    • Visual Navigation: The big tiles on the start screen make browsing a more visually-rich experience and are easy to recognize and tap. The tile-based interface simplifies auto-complete and makes searching quick and easy.

    • Windows Share integration: Share a Web page or a piece of content from any Web page to any of your installed social networks.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Woo woo! Let's have some fun!
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8.1

    Is this what was already available in Nightly/Aurora? If so, it seemed rather stripped down to me.
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Sorry, played with it, then deleted it. . .reason to many adds and no way to block. . .
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    The about:config in 'Metro' mode is way cool; it allows you to toggle or set increments individually and reset to defaults individually. Now you won't necessarily have to document all your tweaks.
    It's similar to Firefox for Android.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Firefox security and stability update: v 28.0beta2 (internal)
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