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Personalize Your Web With Mozilla's 'Home Dash'

Called 'Home Dash', this Firefox add-on aims to take browsing into a more personalized and search-free direction. Home Dash completely removes your standard web browser interface such as the search bar, tabs, bookmarks bar, and replaces them with a shiny Firefox logo.

Clicking the logo brings fourth a customizable dashboard where your 24 most-visited web sites can be found. Home Dash is similar to Chrome's most visited thumbnails but has a few awesome differences. The idea behind Home Dash is to depart from the conventional search-based browsing into a new 'browse-based' browsing.

Current web browsers are referred to as recall-based in that much of the browsing is done through the recall of different URLs and websites. It is up to users to remember the URLs to their favorite websites (or bookmark them accordingly). On the other hand, a browse-based browser works on recognition by presenting you with the thumbnails of your most frequently visited websites. This eliminates the need to type in URLs or browse through bookmarks and instead takes you straight to where you want to go.

One of the features that sets Home Dash apart from Chrome's most visited pages is that when you mouse over a thumbnail in Home Dash, the actual page loads in the background to give you sort of a preview. Depending on how you use the internet and your browser, Home Dash may not be the most useful tool, but for those who typically visit the same websites over and over, Home Dash may prove to be quite a convenience.

If you'd like to check it out yourself, head on over here. Mozilla also provided a post giving you some tips and tricks for the use of Home Dash. You can read it here.