It’s finally here. Firefox 3 Alpha 8, and not a “Pre-Alpha” version. This version fixes tons of bugs and introduces some new features, check this changelog for more details:
Basic and unpolished UI for starring and tagging pages has been added, as well as a richer Location Bar autocomplete algorithm that matches against page title (see Places UI Plan for more details)
Prompt for remembering passwords is no longer a modal dialog
Built in malware protection
Basic and unpolished UI for indicating richer website identity information has been added
Support for web-based protocol handlers, though it doesn’t work in all situations (bug 394483)
A new Applications preference panel for configuring handlers for various content types (see bug 377784) has replaced the Download Actions dialog and the Feeds preference panel
All Firefox add-ons must now use a secure method for auto-updating (bug 378216 and this guide for more details)
Firefox now quits properly (instead of just being killed) when Windows is shut down or restarted (bug 333907)
Added support for document.elementFromPoint method (bug 199692)
DOMWillOpenModalDialog events are no longer fired by the nsIPrompt implementation (bug 391100)
TYPE_PLUGIN has been removed from the Extension Manager code (bug 392140)
Check full list of all bugs fixed since Gran Paradiso Alpha 7 here (huge list).
Download Firefox 3 Alpha 8 for Windows
Download Firefox 3 Alpha 8 for Mac OS X
Download Firefox 3 Alpha 8 for Linux/GTK2
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