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Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.8 Web Browser Released

by on Nov.08, 2006, under Posts

For those Mozilla Firefox 1.5.x users who are cool with their version and can wait for 2.x to be downloaded automatically, your browser will probably be downloading 1.5.0.8 right now.

This version resolves three bugs and improves the update feature for it to download lean and custom FF 2.0 installation instead of full installer.

FF 1.5 will be supported and updated until April 27 2007. Although most extensions work in FF 2.0, your only reason to stick with FF 1.5 is the themes, unless you can find FF 2.0 versions.

I’m giving one last chance to FF 1.5 not to crash occasionally when I open a link in a new tab…

Meanwhile, let me recommend a really fun extension, called StumbleUpon. It is a social bookmarking service which lets your surf to pages recommended by others. You can share interesting pages that you have visited and give reviews. Pretty useful extension when you have been surfing for eight hours already and can’t seen to find any more and will crash and die of fatigue. Check it out using the link below.

Oh, FF 1.5.0.9 and 2.0.0.1 are planned to be released on Dec 14 2006. So, you got some time to really think carefully if you want to move on to FF 2.0. ;)

Related posts:

Mozilla Firefox 2 Web Browser Released
http://glob.lokety.com/2006/10/mozilla-firefox-2-web-browser-released.html>

Firefox Into The Sky!
http://glob.lokety.com/2006/05/firefox-into-sky.html>

Links:

Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.8 Release Notes
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/releases/1.5.0.8.html>

Download Firefox
http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=187103&t=213>

StumbleUpon
http://www.stumbleupon.com>

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Mozilla Firefox 2 Web Browser Released

by on Oct.27, 2006, under Posts

The world’s best free web browser has been upgraded to version 2 and released on October 24 2006.

Firefox 2

The list of new features in Firefox:

  • Improved tabbed browsing
  • Spell checking
  • Search suggestions
  • Updated web feeds
  • Identity theft protection

I have used a beta of version 2 before. The major peeve for me is the changes Mozilla made for tabbed browsing. The width of each tab is fixed, which is a benefit as you will be able to read the title of the page all the time. However, this results in tabs that are not able to fit in the width of the browser window and you will not be able to guage the number of tabs that are currently open and not be able to see the next tab that you are about to switch to. Having a button that lists the open tabs doesn’t appeal to me because I prefer to use the keyboard (ctrl-tab and ctrl-shift-tab) to navigate them. I suppose there is a key that I can set to change the behaviour of the tabs.

If you happen to accidentally close a tab, Firefox 2 can recall it from the History menu. My favourite add-on, called Session Manager, can save and restore the list of tabs when the browser is restarted, so you can resume your browsing when you turn your computer back on. This also has been integrated in version 2 and is known as Session Restore.

Identity theft, or phishing, protection is a very useful feature. Firefox 2 will warn you when you visit a web site suspected of forgery and is out to maliciously capture your secure information.

Some of Google Toolbar’s features have also been integrated natively into Firefox 2. You will find spell checking in forms and search suggestions in the search toolbar in this browser. However, Google Toolbar is still good to have for features such as AutoFill, AutoLink, PageRank, Word Translator and Highlight Search Terms.

Go ahead, get yourself a better web browser. Click on the “Get Firefox with Google Toolbar” or the links below.

Update (30 Oct 2006 1047hrs):

To revert the tab behaviour to pre-version 2.0, type “about:config” in the address bar, press “Enter”, look for or create (if it does not exist) the setting “browser.tabs.closeButtons” and set its value to 3, set or create the setting “browser.tabs.tabMinWidth” and set its value to 0, and install this style. For more information on new or upgrade installation issues with Firefox 2, go to this thread in the MozillaZine Forums.

Links:

Download Firefox
http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=187103&t=213>

Firefox 2 Press Release
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/press/mozilla-2006-10-24.html>

Firefox Into The Sky!
http://glob.lokety.com/2006/05/firefox-into-sky.html>

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Firefox Into the Sky!

by on May.05, 2006, under Posts

Firefox 1.5.0.3 is out. Take it and sock it to Mr Gate’s face.

I personally use these extensions. Give them a try here.

  • Adblock Plus
  • Adsense Notifier
  • Download Statusbar
  • Fasterfox
  • Google Web Accelerator
  • ReloadEvery
  • SessionSaver
  • Update Channel Selector
  • User Agent Switcher

Mozilla Firefox is a much better web browsing experience. Just like how you felt when you sit in your colleague’s bigger car.

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