Firefox Pre-Preview Release Available for Testing

Saturday September 11th, 2004

Asa Dotzler writes "We took one more important change into the builds last night, moving from a blacklist to a whitelist for external protocol handlers, so today's builds are the new candidate 1.0PR builds. If all goes well with these builds, they'll become the official Firefox 1.0 Preview Release builds on Tuesday morning. Please help us test these bits and if you find any major regressions, please file bugs and nominate those as PR blockers with the bug flag "blocking-aviary1.0PR?" so that the Aviary team will see.

Download the 0.10 (1.0PR) candidate builds now: Windows installer Linux installer Mac disk image (Other formats can be found here.)

Note that this is not the final 1.0 Preview Release. That will happen on Tuesday if all goes well with the testing of these candidate builds. We appreciate any and all help testing the candidates and strongly encourage you to report any problems. Only you can prevent buggy releases ;-)"

#112 Lament for Find as you Type

by antroy

Wednesday September 15th, 2004 1:09 AM

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The new system has broken some very useful behaviour that I used to take for granted with Find as you Type.

1) The fact that you could simply start typing, and links would be found was great. Having to hit / or Ď slows things down considerably - in fact it is actually quicker to hit CTRL-F than find the / or Ď key, since the location of the F is hardwired into the brain of anyone who does a lot of typing. It would be great to have the option of starting a search as you type in the manner it was done previously.

2) The find does not work in the sidebar! This for me is a show stopper, as I use FireFox intensively as an API browser. I have links set to open the API table of contents in the sidebar. It used to be a great feature: open an API from a bookmark in the sidebar; type the name of the class you are looking for, hit enter and it is there in the main window to browse. The sidebar has become almost useless to me now :-(

Donít get me wrong - the new GUI for the Find is great - it should however maintain the features of Find as you Type.