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Mozilla adds Home Dash visual browser search to Firefox 4 Beta

Jan 30, 2011, 23:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Humphries)

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"When web browsers were first made available you used to have to open a new browser window for every page you wanted to view. At the time it wasn't really an issue, but then the web got more popular and you wanted multple pages open at the same time all the time, so browsers introduced tabs and everyone was happy again.

"Now we're getting to the point where it's not uncommon to have 20+ tabs open at any one time. How painful it is to switch between so many tabs depends on the size of your display and how many you have. Clearly a new way of dealing with lots of pages is required. Mozilla has already shown off one such solution called Tab Candy:

"Now Mozilla is experimenting with another page organization feature it is calling Home Dash. While Tab Candy allows a user to organize their own tabs, Home Dash looks to improve search and content discovery in a similar way. It's part of the Prospector project which focuses on exploring search in the context of the browser"

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