Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mozilla Releases Firefox 2.0!

After a few Release Candidates Mozilla has now released Firefox 2.0 to the world. I strongly recommend that anyone everyone using Firefox upgrade to as soon as possible. A few notable upgrades are:
  • Spell Checker - Now Firefox checks your spelling for you! As you type and it notices a spelling error Firefox underlines the error in red and if you right click on it gives you a choice of correct spellings or to add it to the dictionary if it's a custom word like, leet, n00b, or even gasp jayman.
  • Phishing - Firefox now checks the website you're on to make sure it's not a phishing site.
  • (Next bullets strait from Mozilla:)
  • Enhanced search capabilities: Search term suggestions will now appear as users type in the integrated search box when using the Google, Yahoo! or Answers.com search engines. A new search engine manager makes it easier to add, remove and re-order search engines, and users will be alerted when Firefox encounters a website that offers new search engines that the user may wish to install.
  • Improved tabbed browsing: By default, Firefox will open links in new tabs instead of new windows, and each tab will now have a close tab button. Power users who open more tabs than can fit in a single window will see arrows on the left and right side of the tab strip that let them scroll back and forth between their tabs. The History menu will keep a list of recently closed tabs, and a shortcut lets users quickly re-open an accidentally closed tab.
I love it you'll love, just make sure you're not using Internet Explorer ok (Tim)?

1 comment:

DannyOB said...

It is awesome, thank god for each tab having a close tab button, that was a pain last time. Quick heads up, this update hasn't even shown in the actual apps' 'check for updates' section yet.