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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.


#74 Glowing Search Icon

by dummy00001

Thursday September 14th, 2006 8:07 AM

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Glowing search icon is what really bothers me. The overall look of default theme is very pale, and the "glowing" effect really make that button to really stand out. If I use only three search engines, why I have to be bothered by other sites I happen to come to? That glowing stuff is really annoying. Especially now it seems to glow always - even if search engine in question is already installed. I turned off the internal search box only to avoid seeing that stuff - and replaced it by Google Toolbar. Not much of replacement - but no glowing stuff.

Overall good release, thou I think 1.5 theme was better. It looked solid and gave overall impression of solidness of Mozilla's release. "Mature look" I think that what better describes 1.5 theme. 2.0 is bit too geeky.

Embedded spell checker - idea borrowed from MacOSX - is killer feature of course. It fixed for me ten or so typos only in that message alone. ;-)