Mozilla, developers of the popular Firefox browser have added in multi-touch support for Windows 7 in its latest release.
The move, comes as little surprise after the Mozilla foundation completely overhauled its user interface in the last update - in a move that repositions the browser against newer touch-screen friendly browsers with easier tab selection and smaller menus.
"Firefox now integrates multi-touch support for Windows 7, enabling you to interact with your browser in a whole new way." says the beta program.
The new beta is currently being used by majority light-to-medium internet users with high entertainment usage amongst mainly men, however Mozilla is keen to point out: "This doesn't come as a surprise to us, but it also isn't a great representation of internet users. We need your help! If you're enjoying using the Firefox 4 beta, tell your friends, get them set up and don't forget to point out the Feedback button." they say in today's release.
API's - application programming interface's - which allow Mozilla to embed more features in Windows are apparently being showcased in the new Windows 7 touchscreen interface and will allow developers to modify and enhance the browser in new interesting ways using 'touch'.
Similarly, WebGL - another programming interface for 3D graphics is apparently turned off in the new release.
Meanwhile Google's rival 'Chrome' 6 reached beta status - the new browser improving on Mozilla's Dromeao DOM Core Tests 'by 64 per cent' whilst beating its own V8 test by 18 per cent.