Asa of the Mozilla Foundation has revealed some very interesting screenshots of new enhancements that will appear in future Mozilla Firefox versions.
The first one is of the Firefox secure site notification UI. Right now, if you visit a secure site in Firefox (or for that matter, any web browser that I can think of), a small lock appears in the bottom corner of your browser window, which 99% of web users probably never notice nor care about.
So going with the theme that Firefox is a 1000x more secure and reliable then public enemy #1, this is the new improved secure site notification UI:
As you can tell, the security lock now appears right on the address bar instead of stuffed in the bottom corner of the screen.
Next screenshot of a UI change: the bookmarks manager.
Looks like bookmarks are going to be much much easier to organize. Without actually using it (right now, all I have seen is this screenshot) and relying on what Asa says, it sounds like a small but great improvement in bookmark management.
I might have to ditch this 0.9 release and upgrade to a nightly build. I love these changes.