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FireFox 2.0

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Oct 2006 12:56 pm

Just in case anybody other than myself uses FireFox, 2.0 C3 is now available.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

What's New in Firefox 2

Visual Refresh: Firefox 2's theme and user interface have been updated to improve usability without altering the familiarity of the browsing experience.

Built-in phishing protection: Phishing Protection warns users when they encounter suspected Web forgeries, and offers to return the user to their home page. Phishing Protection is turned on by default, and works by checking sites against either a local or online list of known phishing sites. This list is automatically downloaded and regularly updated when the Phishing Protection feature is enabled.

Enhanced search capabilities: Search term suggestions will now appear as users type in the integrated search box when using the Google, Yahoo! or Answers.com search engines. A new search engine manager makes it easier to add, remove and re-order search engines, and users will be alerted when Firefox encounters a website that offers new search engines that the user may wish to install.

Improved tabbed browsing: By default, Firefox will open links in new tabs instead of new windows, and each tab will now have a close tab button. Power users who open more tabs than can fit in a single window will see arrows on the left and right side of the tab strip that let them scroll back and forth between their tabs. The History menu will keep a list of recently closed tabs, and a shortcut lets users quickly re-open an accidentally closed tab.

Resuming your browsing session: The Session Restore feature restores windows, tabs, text typed in forms, and in-progress downloads from the last user session. It will be activated automatically when installing an application update or extension, and users will be asked if they want to resume their previous session after a system crash.

Previewing and subscribing to Web feeds: Users can decide how to handle Web feeds (like this one), either subscribing to them via a Web service or in a standalone RSS reader, or adding them as Live Bookmarks. My Yahoo!, Bloglines and Google Reader come pre-loaded as Web service options, but users can add any Web service that handles RSS feeds.

Inline spell checking: A new built-in spell checker enables users to quickly check the spelling of text entered into Web forms (like this one) without having to use a separate application.

Live Titles: When a website offers a microsummary (a regularly updated summary of the most important information on a Web page), users can create a bookmark with a "Live Title". Compact enough to fit in the space available to a bookmark label, they provide more useful information about pages than static page titles, and are regularly updated with the latest information. There are several websites that can be bookmarked with Live Titles, and even more add-ons to generate Live Titles for other popular websites.

Improved Add-ons manager: The new Add-ons manager improves the user interface for managing extensions and themes, combining them both in a single tool.

JavaScript 1.7: JavaScript 1.7 is a language update introducing several new features such as generators, iterators, array comprehensions, let expressions, and destructuring assignments. It also includes all the features of JavaScript 1.6.

Extended search plugin format: The Firefox search engine format now supports search engine plugins written in Sherlock and OpenSearch formats and allows search engines to provide search term suggestions.

Updates to the extension system: The extension system has been updated to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions.

Client-side session and persistent storage: New support for storing structured data on the client side, to enable better handling of online transactions and improved performance when dealing with large amounts of data, such as documents and mailboxes. This is based on the WHATWG specification for client-side session and persistent storage.

SVG text: Support for the svg:textpath specification enables SVG text to follow a curve or shape.

New Windows installer: Based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System, the new Windows installer resolves many long-standing issues.

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 4:18 pm

And a crackin piece of software it is.
As is the case with Thunderbird (free) and openoffice(free)
Watch out M$ :D

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Postby brifusg » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 9:44 pm

I've upgraded to Firefox 2.0, however, strangely it doesn't work. Really, I meant I could type some web page address in the location bar, hit Go/Enter button, nothing happens. No time to figure out why, I unstalled and re-install my beloved Firefix 1.5xx. No more upgrade untill receive more +ve feedbacks.

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Postby Splatted » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 3:27 am

I've had problems viewing some flash video (news) sites that I don't normally get with IE or Netscape. Namely, none of the buttons work on the flash player such as pause, stop, full screen etc.

It's only one website I've found this happen,.. most other flash player sites such as youtube work fine.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 9:51 am

Haven't had much time to check out all the little bits yet but so far I haven't had any problems at all. I'm still using 1.5.0.7 at the moment on the office PC where i'm typing this. But have upgraded to 2.0 at home where all posts after 8 pm are done. So far no problems.

Having said that, 2.0 is a beta release so there will still be some bugs. I've always been an early adopter of Firefox ever since release .9 before the official 1.0.

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Postby DimWit Kid » Sat, 28 Oct 2006 10:51 am

Been using 2.0 at home too, and no problem so far. All websites loads well including those Java-heavy ones. Some msn ones do not load properly but I expect that one anyway - same with 1.5 version.

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Postby brifusg » Sun, 21 Jan 2007 4:34 am

Just installed 2.0.0.1 successfully today. So far no problem.

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Postby Bafana » Sun, 21 Jan 2007 6:30 pm

I use Firefox at home and love it.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 21 Jan 2007 7:29 pm

Bafana wrote:I use Firefox at home and love it.


Hey Bafana,

I just want to know if all the add ons to make surfing porn easy have been inplemented in 2.0.

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 21 Jan 2007 8:12 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Hey Bafana,

I just want to know if all the add ons to make surfing porn easy have been inplemented in 2.0.


[-X To think a man of your integrity should spend his time looking at such things. :P :D :D

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Postby cocoa_tree » Wed, 24 Jan 2007 9:40 pm

Bafana wrote:I use Firefox at home and love it.

FiReFox Rox! Its Surfing speed is faster than internet explorer!

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Postby Bafana » Thu, 25 Jan 2007 7:04 pm

Can you find porn on the web?!?!?

Why like dat lah - Look Chirtsian Evangelist website only and herbal tea remedies leh. :cool:
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Postby Reuben » Sat, 03 Feb 2007 1:32 am

If I am not wrong, Firefox 3.0 is already in the works, looking forward to it!


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