Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta 2

by Antony

Firefox 2.0 Beta 2
SillyDog701 moderator Greg Mitchell (DJGM) told us that The Mozilla Corporation has released the second beta version of Mozilla Firefox 2.0, codenamed Bon Echo, available to testers.

The major feature in Mozilla Firefox 2.0 are the built-in anti-phishing protection, improved behaviour of tabs, and support for JavaScript 1.7.

What's new from Beta 1? TUWA says:

Mostly it seems that the UI have been given a facelift, and I really like the much smaller title section. Tabs also get a refresh and now include a close button on each tab, plus you can now navigate from tab to tab using the arrow keys.

There is a lot in Firefox 2 Beta 1 that we invite you to play around with and give us feedback on:
* A new theme that updates Firefox's familiar interface
* Built in Phishing Protection
* Enhanced search engine management and search suggestions for Google, Yahoo! and Answers.com
* Improvements to tabbed browsing, including the ability to re-open recently closed tabs
* Firefox will resume from where you left off after a system crash or browser restart
* Better support for previewing and subscribing to Web feeds
* Inline spell checking in Web forms
* The ability to create bookmarks with "Live Titles" for Web sites that offer microsummaries
* New Add-ons manager that simplifies management of extensions and themes.
* Support for JavaScript 1.7
* Extended search plugin format
* Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions
* Support for client-side session and persistent storage
* Support for SVG text using svg:textPath
* New Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System

Screenshot of Firefox 2.0 Beta 2:
Firefox 2.0 Beta 2
(screenshot provided by Pedro Saraiva)

To download Firefox 2.0 Beta 2:
Mac OS X Disk Image
Windows Installer
Linux tar.gz file

Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 was released on 12th July.

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Posted by Antony Shen on August 31, 2006 9:16 PM

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