Just take our word on it, it makes things load faster.
What’s Private Should Stay Private
One of the things you may have noticed when using “Private Browsing” in Chrome, which Google calls Incognito Mode, and in Internet Explorer which Microsoft calls InPrivate Mode, is that they both should have an icon or notification on the screen that you are in this “private browsing” mode. Mozilla goes a step further to help make the private browsing even more private by NOT showing any sort of icon on the browser indicating you are browsing privately.
This makes your private browsing session even more private because nobody knows that you are browsing privately if they happen to peep over your shoulder, besides the intial popup message which is displayed once before entering “Private Browsing”.
In addition, the Privacy preference pane has been completely redesigned to offer users more control over their private information. Users can choose to retain or discard anything including history information, cookies, downloads, and form field information. In addition, users can specify whether or not to include history and/or bookmarks in the location bar’s automated suggestions, so you can keep private web addresses from popping up unexpectedly while typing in the location bar.
Remember, Don’t Forget
A great feature of Firefox is its ability to remember opened windows and tabs in the event that the browser crashes or you close it and want to come back to the same browsing session later. The only thing that we all wish Firefox would do with this session restoration, is to remember what we have typed into forms.
Even More FireFox 3.5 RC2 Features
- Supports HTML 5 Offline Resources
- Supports HTML 5 Drag and Drop API
- Downloadable CSS Fonts Support
- CSS Media Queries
- localstorage DCOM – Ability for Web Apps to Store Data on Clients Computer
- geolocation – Allows apps to obtain users precise location if installed and enabled.
- Mouse Gestures
- Controlling DNS Prefetching feature
There are hundreds of other features which can be found at the Firefox 3.5 Developers Log.