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Old 10-24-2006, 07:59 PM
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Firefox 2 Released

Well, seems that it's official now. Firefox 2.0 is ready for download.

I installed mine yesterday and up to now the only big difference that I have noticed is that I keep trying to close tabs with the button at the right instead of the little red "X" on the tab.

Another thing I've seen is that there is a zoom avaliable on images -which as I remember wasn't there before.

Also my old "skin" dosn't work and the interface has reverted to the default.

Please post your findings here (and maybe we'll free some folks from I.E. )

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Old 10-25-2006, 01:34 PM
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It also has a new security feature added. Sites you visit are compared to an online blacklist and you will be flagged if you visit a known "phishing" site. You'll also be flagged if a site you visit tries to add "add ons" to Firefox.

These can be found in Tools > Options > Security and are switched on by default.

FF2 also comes with spell check (based on a US dictionary I'm afraid, so its spelling is atrocious, but there is an English Dictionary extension for those who truly want to spell correctly ).

There's a new addition to the Tool menu that allows you to set sites to permanently open in IE, for the odd site that still doesn't recognise FF.

On the odd side, I've noticed that the Mail button is now missing from my toolbar, and is not to be found in the Customise section either, so I can no longer launch my mail client directly from FF.
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:54 PM
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FF2 also comes with spell check (based on a US dictionary I'm afraid, so its spelling is atrocious, but there is an English Dictionary extension for those who truly want to spell correctly
what was that quote from Churchill? something about one people separated by a common language?
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:26 PM
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what was that quote from Churchill? something about one people separated by a common language?
Wondered who'd bite. http://bestsmileys.com/fishing/4.gif

PS. Found a plug in to resolve the missing Mail button, for anybody who like me likes having it on their FF toolbar.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3591/

Note: Once installed you'll have to click on View > Toolbars > Customise then drag the mail button to your toolbar.

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Old 10-25-2006, 06:43 PM
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Re: Firefox 2 Released

Another thing that I discovered today is the session recovery.

Sometime's I forget that my machine isn't exactly "Deep Blue" and I push it a little too far (3-D render, torrents, Photoshop, Thunderbird and Firefox with a bunch o' tabs open )

Firefox decided to call it a day and, after asking me permission to write home, closed itself.

Usually that means that everything that was open would be lost forever.
Now, when I opened again I got a question if I wanted to cotinue the last session. I did - and everything was back again.

Nice surprise!

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Old 10-25-2006, 11:09 PM
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Re: Firefox 2 Released

I'm waiting before I update...seem to be a lot of problems with the new version and people are complaining of "server not available" problems...I always try to hold off until they get the real bugs worked out.
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:56 AM
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Re: Firefox 2 Released

The option to reject cookies from 3rd party sites has now been removed from the Tools > Options > Privacy menu. It is switched off by default.

If anyone is bothered by this and wants to know how to switch that option on, let me know and I'll post details. (It doesn't place an option in the menu, but does activate the function).
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Old 10-26-2006, 06:44 AM
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My son has been after me for a couple of years now to use FireFox. Maybe I'll install version 2.
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:24 AM
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My son has been after me for a couple of years now to use FireFox. Maybe I'll install version 2.
It's like driving a Rolls-Royce after being used to a Model T when compared to IE6. I love the tabbed viewing, and the customisation that's possible with extensions and add ons.

Whilst no browser can claim to be fully secure, it's a lot tighter than that security sieve IE.
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:40 AM
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Gary, is it time to install version 2, or should I wait a few weeks to see if any bugs show up?
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