Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lunascape now supports Firefox addons

Lunascape is the only browser that includes three major rendering engines namely - Firefox’s Gecko, Internet Explorer’s Trident and WebKit (Safari and Chrome), and allows the user to switch from one to the other on-the-fly. The first time we wrote about Lunascape was back in November 2008 when the product was in alpha stage. The latest beta release Lunascape 6 ORION has received a big overhaul.

lunascape6-1

The new default skin is definitely inspired by Chrome…

lunascape6-2

.. or is it Internet Explorer 7?

Lunascape 6 goes beyond the Triple Engine with Triple Add-on support, achieving what they call “the greatest degree of extensibility and flexibility among Web browsers”. The browser already supports IE addons and Lunascape specific addons. And now it supports Firefox addons too. It also lets you import your existing Firefox addon from Firefox 3.5 to Lunascape 6. Chrome and Safari addons are still not supported, but Firefox addon support was the most requested feature. 

lunascape6-settings

Other changes include:

  • New interface design (Orion) - sleek, simple, and easy to use
  • Split tab display that lets you view a website in 3 engines side-by-side which is very handy for web developers and designers. The layout can be changed to vertical or horizontal tiling, thumbnail or cascade.
  • A floating sidebar that lets you manage add-ons, settings etc and can be made to be displayed separately anywhere including another monitor.

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