Add’s Twitter search; disables 3rd party add-ons.
Mozilla has finally released the 8th version of Firefox, coming in with much security upgrades and tweaks in the background. What you will notice, though, are marginally faster HTML 5 speeds as well as something very important the first time you start Firefox 8: all your 3rd party add-ons are disabled.
This is one of the features Mozilla promised for the next Firefox when they released Firefox 7 in late September. As written on their blog, “Sometimes you download third-party software and are surprised to discover that an add-on has also installed itself in your browser without asking permission. At Mozilla, we think you should be in control, so we are disabling add-ons installed by third parties without your permission and letting you pick the ones you want to keep.”
Another new feature is the Twitter search engine integration into the browser. Now you can search people by their Twitter names, or specific terms using hash tags.
And finally the update for Android smartphones brings along with it the Firefox Master Password feature where users can safely store all of their username and passwords in one location. A risky proposition for many.