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Firefox2Beta

Firefox 2 Beta - is it ready for me yet?

review by ClifNotes, Sept 2006, permalink

 

I'm using Firefox 2 (Fx2) to write the newsletter this week. I'm enjoying one feature already. When I misspell something in the editing windows here at PbWiki, a red dotted underline appears beneath the misspelled word. Right clicking on a misspelling gives you suggested corrections or the chance to add the word to the dictionary.

 

The web page tabs now all have an "x" on them for easy closing now. There's also a little bookmark icon at the end of the address bar that lets you get easy access to all your bookmarks (Favorites).

 

Sure, these features have been available to Fx1 users as add-ons, but it seems to be so much faster out of the box now. I'm sure there are many new features I've yet to discover, but I'm already sold.

 

The only drawback at this point will be finding which of my favorite extensions won't work in Fx2. If you don't have many extensions (add-ons) now, then switching to Fx2 isn't going to be any big deal for you.

 

 

 

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Quote from Mozilla

New features and changes in this milestone that require feedback include:

  • A new theme that updates Firefox’s familiar interface
  • Built in Phishing Protection
  • Enhanced search engine management and search suggestions for Google, Yahoo! and Answers.com
  • Improvements to tabbed browsing, including the ability to re-open recently closed tabs
  • Firefox will resume from where you left off after a system crash or browser restart
  • Better support for previewing and subscribing to Web feeds
  • Inline spell checking in Web forms
  • The ability to create bookmarks with “Live Titles” for Web sites that offer microsummaries
  • New Add-ons manager that simplifies management of extensions and themes.
  • Support for JavaScript 1.7
  • Extended search plugin format
  • Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions
  • Support for client-side session and persistent storage
  • Support for SVG text using svg:textPath
  • New Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System

 

 

 

 

Page: http://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2006/08/31/firefox-2-beta-2-milestone-released/

Download: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/bonecho/all-beta.html

 

Note: I recommend the Firefox 2 USB version for those who want to try this out.

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable/test

 

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