Saturday, July 22, 2006

firefox 2.0 is out

Can be downloaded from OR from

Major features in firefox 2.0 from the end user view point are

User experience

  • Inline spell checking for text areas lets you compose with confidence in web forms.

  • Microsummaries provide a way to create bookmarks that display information pulled from the site they refer to, updated automatically. Great for stock tickers, auction monitoring, and so forth.

  • Extension Manager user interface has been enhanced.

  • Search engine manager lets you rearrange and remove search engines shown in the search bar.

  • Tabbed browsing enhancements include adding close buttons to each tab, adjustments to how Firefox decides which tab to bring you to when you close the current tab, and simplified preferences for tabs.

  • Autodetection of search engines allows search engines that offer plugins for the Firefox search bar to offer to install their plugins for you.

  • Search suggestions allow search engines to offer suggested search terms based on what you've typed so far in the search bar.

Security and privacy

  • Anti-phishing feature to warn users when the web site you're looking at appears to be a forgery.

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