March 31, 2009

Fennec: The Smaller Fox

Was trying out desktop version of Fennec, the upcoming mobile browser from the makers of Firefox. The name 'Fennec' is based on a small nocturnal Fennec Fox found in the Sahara desert.

The first look seems promising and with options of adding popular Firefox addons, this can be a huge hit (especially for Firefox fans like me).

The desktop version for windows PC can be downloaded from here.

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

Known issues

  • Allow panning/scrolling in iframes - Websites that display large amounts of content in IFrames, including Google Mail and Reader, will be very hard, if not impossible, to use.
  • Plugins may not work in some of the desktop builds.

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1 comment:

Nachiketa said...

will be interesting to see how it picks up....