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Speed Dial Coming In Firefox 9

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Speed Dial is a feature first introduced by Opera almost four years. It is basically a grid of the top websites you visit. From my experience, this is a very convenient way to get to my favorite websites after firing up the browser. This feature has been adopted by Google Chrome as well. Recently, Opera added more features to its Speed Dial by introducing Live Speed Dial.

Oddly, Firefox has not yet adopted this feature. According to the roadmap for Firefox 9, though, that is about to change. This is what the road map for Firefox 9 says:

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Re:Speed Dial Coming In Firefox 9

Seems like wasted effort to me, Firefox will reload the pages you had open when you closed it, seems to work well for me as they are my favorite and most visited sites.

There's also the bookmark toolbar that can be loaded with your favorites. Seems like speed dial isn't needed, but that might just be me.

RE: Speed Dial in Firefox 9

There have been speed dial like extensions for Firefox since Firefox 3.x. Big deal.

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