Firefox 2.0 Features



firefox 2.0

Taken from the blog of one of it’s developers. These are the features that you will see in the beta version of Firefox 2.0 Alpha. It is schedule to be released in the first quarter of this year.

New Bookmarks and History
Improve the browser’s Bookmarks and History systems to improve their effectiveness as renavigation aids while at the same time improving the back end for speed and extensibility.

Tabbed Browsing Enhancements
Make tabs behave more like windows in the operating system environment, making them behave more as users would expect.

Improved Basic Content Type Handling
For things like RSS/Atom feeds, mail links etc. Improve discovery and handling user interfaces.

Web Search
Improve the discoverability and adaptability of the search UI within Firefox.

Bug Fixing
Bug fixing at all levels where risk is low and yield high, e.g. the blank tab download bug, platform stability, etc.

Some additional things we would like to look at in the Firefox 2 timeframe include:

Visual Uplift
A freshen of the visual design of Firefox while maintaining high levels of system integration.

Inline Spell Check
The rise of applications like web mail, blogging etc highlight the weaknesses of HTML’s textarea widget. We should at the very least offer people the ability to spell check their submissions.

Exit Survey
We’d like to know why people leave Firefox. A survey on uninstall would help us find ways to make the software better in future versions.

UI Consolidation and Simplification
Consolidate and simplify user interface in the browser window tying together features in meaningful ways where possible.

There are many other ideas floating around, this is just a brief snapshot of some of the high priority items on our plates. If we get this done, we’ll be satisfied!

Anyone else upgraded to and using the Mozilla Firefox 2.0 web browser? How do you like it? Have you encountered any issues so far? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.


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4 Comments

  1. Jaypee

    January 25, 2006 at 12:51 PM

    near Tagaytay. why'd you ask?

  2. noreen

    January 25, 2006 at 12:20 PM

    hey JP, how are you?? this is totally off topic but, what part of etivac are u from??

  3. Jaypee

    January 24, 2006 at 8:36 PM

    yeah, mabilis ang development ng Firefox. saka most ng ginagawa nila ginagaya ng Microsoft para sa IE nila. hehe kaya lang naman patuloy gamit ng ibang tao sa IE dahil sa kasama ito sa Windows OS. if not, im sure matagal na yan iniwan at pinalitan.

  4. rose

    January 24, 2006 at 7:17 PM

    naks. ang dami na namang bago sa firefox..kung hinde gagawa ng paraan ang IE matatabunan na sila hehe!

    sana yang mga spammer di malaman kung paano papasukin ang mozilla…

    sa tuwing gagamitin ko ang IE sa nga hack site,., nalalaglag ako

    unlike mozilla..walang problema hehe!

    take care and have a nice day

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