One thing that will be immediately noticeable for Windows users is completely new theme. This theme takes advantage of number of new features in theme engine, including better support for styling tabs. As with all themes, it's not exclusive to Windows users and it actually looks very good on other platforms too.
|Windows theme on Linux|
Configurable Navigation Toolbar
It is now possible to configure which elements to show in navigation bar, but more importantly it is also possible to change order of all elements. There are also new buttons: Tools button (contains hidden buttons), Downloads button (only displayed when there are downloads in Download Manager), AdBlock button (indicates number of blocked requests on pages) and GreaseMonkey button.
Improved Tab bar
Our Tab bar implementation (ComboTabBar) received a great number of fixes and improvements overall. It now supports drag&drop: dragging tabs between windows, detaching tabs and adding new tabs by dropping text/url on tab bar.
It is now possible to change minimum/maximum sizes of tabs with style sheet (it can be set either from theme or userChrome.css as noted above):
qproperty-normalMaxWidth: 250; qproperty-normalMinWidth: 150; qproperty-activeMinWidth: 150; qproperty-overflowedWidth: 150; qproperty-pinnedWidth: 32;
}The property names are all self-explanatory, overflowedWidth applies to tabs when tab bar scroll buttons are visible.
Improved multi-window management
It is now possible to restore closed windows, available from menu History - Closed windows or with Ctrl+Shift+N shortcut. Each window in session will now restore its size and settings. It is now also possible to have different sidebar on each window and it will be correctly restored with session.
GreaseMonkey now supports API functions from Firefox GreaseMonkey 4.0. This, with other general fixes, should greatly improve compatibility with well-behaving userscripts.
That sums up the most important improvements.
New version should be out by the end of this week.
Pre-release builds are available here (github.com).