Mozilla locks in Firefox 3.1 feature list

Mozilla Corp. will use a several-week delay it recently added to the Firefox 3.1 schedule to build a private browsing mode and beef up the browser’s address bar, the company said today.Three weeks ago, the company said it would insert four to five more weeks into the timetable, part of a reaction to changes in the browser market, including the introduction by Google Inc. of its Chrome browser. Then, Mozilla said it would probably use the time to add a privacy mode and to punch up its TraceMonkey JavaScript engine performance.A private browsing mode and fast JavaScript execution were touted by Google last month when it launched Chrome. users gain location tool
Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has released technology that helps websites detect the physical location of computers.The system will allow users, for instance, to find local restaurants when they travel to a new town.

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