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Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 Milestone Released

Friday September 1st, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 has been released. This milestone for developers and testers includes a visual refresh of the theme and user interface. Other features new to Firefox 2 include phishing protection, search suggestions, session restore, support for JavaScript 1.7, Live Titles for bookmarks (using microsummaries) and a new Windows installer. For more information, refer to the Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 Release Notes, and the release announcement at the Mozilla Developer News weblog, which includes download links.


#22 Re: Visual degredation

by PeteTehDuck

Sunday September 3rd, 2006 4:21 PM

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You're definitely right about the extra clitter. Firefox is about customisation, then I want my small icons to be well defined and clear, and i don't want to have a stupid button when I don't need one. That's why the old search box was brilliant, it's just that, a search box. Not made a big deal of. This could have been easily expanded with a more flexible minimalist approach.

It's outrageous if they will not allow me to change things to how I want them to be. I don't have a problem with the close in the tabs that's nice, if the Firefox designers were talking about having to cut out any extra things whatsoever, as a necessity of the design philosophy why detract on this.

I also think that bringing in a design team was a bad idea, this is a community project. Just because you have money, don't use it on such things when the community comes up with many better designs. I say bring back Arvid (of Qute) fame to produce a visual refresh.