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IG-64
11-01-2006, 05:11 PM
For all who didn't know, Firefox 2.0 is out now. It came out the other day but Firefox didn't auto-update it for me, so I didn't find out about it till a couple days ago.

New features include: a changed default theme; in-text spell checking; built-in phishing protection; search term suggestions in the search bar; improved tabs, which includes close buttons for each tab, and a "recently closed tabs" history feature; session auto-saves so that you can resume browsing exactly where you were in the event of a crash; updates to the extension system; and better support for SVG.

Those are some pretty nice new features if you ask me.

I also found these extensions that were pretty cool:
Adblock Plus: a new version of adblock that allows you to add a preset list of ads to block.
DownThemAll: A download manager built for Firefox.
FasterFox: Tweaks Firefox to make it faster, also adds a little timer that tells you how long it took to load a page
IE Tab: Lets you open links in IE in a Firefox tab, you can also switch between Firefox and IE within each tab by clicking a little icon at the bottom.
Download statusbar: If you don't want your downloads in a separate window. This puts all your download status bars at the bottom of the Firefox window. You can right-click the bars to edit your downloads.

Just go to www.getfirefox.com or click the link in my sig if you're an IE user. ;)

Okay, I'm done with my shameless advertising, move along.

Pie™
11-01-2006, 05:23 PM
Thanks for the heads-up. :)

Commander Obi-Wan
11-01-2006, 06:27 PM
Ah, yes. I have it. It's great. I've had no problems, yet. :)

BongoBob
11-01-2006, 07:15 PM
I've been using it with Ubuntu Edgy, and it's lurvly. I love the built in spell checker. I didn't know about some of those things though, gonna check em out right now.

Another thing is when I'd open an assload of posts/threads on 7chan the tabs would get fubard, and sometimes I'd go to hit close and it would instead take me to the tab behind the close button. With 2.0 it just has like a little scrollbar for tabs.

Pho3nix
11-01-2006, 07:18 PM
I have it. I love it. Wouldn't change it for anything. My fandom has gone beyond the normal aswell. Proven by this t-shirt I purchased.

http://intlstore.mozilla.org/images/MZ9002.jpg

RoxStar
11-01-2006, 08:23 PM
I love the restore session option, in case it crashes, or you close out or something.

BongoBob
11-01-2006, 09:13 PM
I'd just like to add that Opera has had that for a while.

Happy to see it finally done on Firefox.

milo
11-01-2006, 10:29 PM
I love the restore session option, in case it crashes, or you close out or something.
I like that that feature too. And the spell-checker is win. The only thing that kind of pisses me off is that none of my themes work any more. I have to use the default Firefox theme. D:

Samnmax221
11-01-2006, 11:01 PM
I love the restore session option, in case it crashes, or you close out or something.
Never been a big fan of it, if I slam something off it was because I didn't want somebody else to see it.

RoxStar
11-01-2006, 11:21 PM
Never been a big fan of it, if I slam something off it was because I didn't want somebody else to see it.

I meant more when Firefox restarts because of a new update, or it stops responding or something, and you can say don't restore new session, since it asks each time.

Emperor Devon
11-02-2006, 12:20 AM
I got it a little while ago. A wonderful browser. :)

Mace MacLeod
11-02-2006, 08:50 AM
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!! I can't use all my old themes either!
Cool browser otherwise, though. I don't even know what half the improvements actually do, but they're cool anyway.

BongoBob
11-02-2006, 11:30 AM
Morbo is pleased!