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Mozilla Announces Firefox 8 Beta with Enhanced UI, Twitter Search

Mozilla - the Web browser maker has rolled out the beta version of Firefox 8, and it brings along with it a number of enhancements in the user-interface, as well as a number of upgraded tools, aimed at aiding Web developers - the company announced.

According to Mozilla, the beta version of the product will give users a decent knowledge on what to expect from the forthcoming 8th generation of the open source web browser. The Firefox 8.0 beta is now available to download for Mac, Linux and Windows, Mozilla stated.

The newly introduced features basically belong to two categories - improvements in the user interface; and advanced assistance for new-generation web standards - something that could possibly woo a majority of the developer-community.

This latest version of the browser also comes with built-in support for Twitter searches, as well as revamped functionalities including a better management of add-ons, tabs etc.

“Firefox Beta adds Twitter as a default search option to make searching #hashtags and @usernames easier. (Currently available in English, Portuguese and Slovenian. More languages will be added in future releases.),” Mozilla stated in an official blog post (opens in new tab).

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