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Mozilla: Prototype Firefox Metro Browser For Windows 8

Firefox Metro TileMozilla has been working hard to develop a Windows 8 Metro version of the Firefox browser and they have finally got a working prototype that they are showing off.

Metro Style Browser From Mozilla Has Reached Prototype Stage

Mozilla has arrived at the prototype milestone with their Metro style browser, which is essentially a version of Firefox meant for the Metro UI on Windows 8. Whilst they are showing off the current version of the browser that started development just over a month back, they admit that there are still design questions that have not been answered yet. The UI will be changing, Mozilla’s Brian R. Bondy said. He also said that this is a working prototype, which means the development work is in fact going at quite a fast rate.

One way the team accelerated the design was by implementing the existing Fennec version of Firefox. Fennec is the mobile version of FireFox and the team reports that it "just worked” on Windows 8, which surprised them because the same code base gave significant problems when they tried to run it on Android.

Fennec on Windows 8 already has a lot of the Windows 8 features in place. It features support for Metro Snap, HTML file picker and also the Windows 8 Search contract that allows it to work in tandem with other apps that have the contract in place, such as the Windows Search Box.

Firefox Metro Tile

There’s also support for the share contract, which means a page or content in the browser can be shared with the rest of the Metro apps. So you can already mail, Facebook and Twitter a page that you are on without having to go through cut, copy and paste options.

Given the pace of development, Metro version of Firefox for Windows 8 should be ready by the time Windows 8 is commercially released. Or may be even by May-June when the Release Candidate build is supposed to be happening.

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In this part of section three, we'll learn how to copy
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I will not, I repeat, accept them.
We need another "will not" in there, after the
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I will not, I repeat, will not accept them.
We'll use copy and paste for this.
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Highlight the text you want to Copy and Paste. In our case, the
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Click Edit from the menu bar
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Your text is Pasted to the new location
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Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard
Press the letter “C” on your keyboard
The text is copied
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Press the letter “V” on your keyboard
The text is pasted to the new position
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position your cursor in the new location then click the Paste icon.
Instead of clicking the Cut icon first, you can click the Copy icon.
Then click the Paste icon to paste your text in a new location. Try
them out and see how they work.
It's probably better to just use one of the techniques
outlined, the one you feel most comfortable with. Once you gain confidence
in the technique, and begin to master it, you can always use one of
the others.
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you'll learn all about Clip Art in Microsoft Word.
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