Fennec – Mobile Browser by Mozilla

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Mozilla mobile Browser - Fennec

Fennec is the name of the mobile version of Firefox by Mozilla. The first alpha release is available for the OS2008 (“Maemo”) software platforms that runs on the Nokia N810 Internet Tablets. See how to install. But if you don’t have an N810, don’t worry because a version for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux is avalable.

Fennec Features:

Easy navigation to Web content:

  • Bookmarks, including tags
  • Smart URL bar (“awesome bar”)
  • Tabbed browsing with thumbnail images
  • Integrated Web search – built into the URL bar
  • Easy access to multiple search engines

Web content:

  • Maximize content by auto-hiding controls and URL bar
  • Zoom in and out

Security:

  • Instant Web site ID (“Larry“)
  • Password manager
  • Popup blocker
  • Clear private data

Devices services integration:

  • Click on a phone number to initiate a call
  • JavaScript API to get device location
  • Popup blocker
  • Clear private data

Also:

  • Searchable download manager
  • Preferences pane

Fennec Tips and tricks:

  • to use the full screen for browsing, click the button on the left hand side on top of the device (to the left of the -/+ buttons)
  • swipe left to expose back/forward/bookmark buttons and the URL bar; swipe right to dismiss them
  • swipe right to expose tabs; swipe left to dismiss them
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