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Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 Available

Friday October 6th, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 is now available for download. Users of Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 can upgrade using the software update feature.

For more information, refer to the Release Notes.


#11 Re: Re: Search for text when I start typing?

by joe222

Saturday October 7th, 2006 10:39 AM

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The options that you have now showing up when pressing Ctrl+F showed up as soon as you started typing, no need to press Ctrl+F after that.

Having said this, what I'm not happy with is a missed chance. If the extra controls have been removed for simplicity (can agree with that) the default option should have been enhanced to highlight _all_ instances of the searched term. And then that could have been improved by highlighting the selected occurrence in a special way, just the way that Safari does in the screenshot provided above.

But just showing one occurrence the feature seems almost without merit (do it is not compared to a browser without the feature at all). A pity. Hopefully as people start seeing the advantages of highlighting every occurrence by default in Safari, there will be an easier chance that Firefox picks this up in version 3 (or one can always hope)