Firefox 9 Will Have Built-in Speed Dial Feature

The upcoming Firefox 9 will have Speed Dial feature and it will be called New Tab Page. Speed Dial, which was first introduced by Opera and now it can be seen on Google Chrome and Internet Explorer as a built-in feature, though known in different names, is certainly a useful feature, which will display your most recently visited websites in a tab, so you can access them just with a click.

Firefox-9-Speed-DialExtensions like ‘Speed Dial’ (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/speed-dial) are already there to implement this feature in Firefox, but according to the latest article on wiki.mozilla.org (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Features/New_Tab_Page), this feature is intended to be the simplest possible version of a new tab page.

Following are the requirements for the New Tab Page:

  • Show a grid of top 9-16 sites when opening a new tab.
  • Responsiveness of new tab shouldn’t appreciably decrease.
  • It should be possible to remove sites that show up in the list.
  • It should be possible to rearrange the list.
  • It should be possible to manually add a new site to the list
  • When opening a new tab using keyboard shortcuts, we should visually de-emphasize the grid. (Current direction: desaturate colors to black & white, fade in colors if mouse is being used).

You can read more about this news at source here. Interested users can download Firefox 9 nightly build (test build) at Mozilla’s ftp servers.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

1 Comment

  1. Siddharth

    Aug 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    This is what i was expecting, no neat dial add-ons so for for firefox.. great share

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