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Old 22nd May 2006, 10:06   #1
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Firefox 2 Alpha 2

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Old 22nd May 2006, 10:11   #2
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@Mac and his 17Mb .... maybe because of the "Universal binaries" ?
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Old 22nd May 2006, 10:25   #4
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Is the mac version Cocoa bred yet? I'd really like it if Firefox could take advantage of OS X's features like integrated spellcheck, dictionary, and direct PDF printing/viewing, not to mention download file management, like Safari.

Meh, if not, I'll be paitent. The current incarnation of Firefox on OSX w/ Sage is hot stuff, and Safari, even with its slick goodness, is not a match.
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Old 22nd May 2006, 10:30   #5
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As a loyal Opera user (Closet fanboy perhaps?) I'm of two minds about this. On the one hand I'm glad to see someone taking market share away from MS, but on the other hand that list of new features looks like a lot of things Opera has had for quite a while. What's the big deal with FF???
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Old 22nd May 2006, 10:47   #6
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"links default to opening in new tabs" Damn. I hate tabbed browsing as I find it slower (no alt-tab) I sure hope I can turn that option off
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Old 22nd May 2006, 11:00   #7
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seems pretty good so far, not a huge change or leap forward. Spell checker is pretty useful so far, and not to intrusive. The time it takes to open seems to have decreased, maybe thats just me thinking it has though?

Glad they have kept it pretty similar without a load of extra new features that are completely useless to 99% of people. Companies need to stop releasing new versions of things that are exactly the same, with the same problems but with a load more bloat. Nice one mozilla, all is good. (lol mozilla isn't in the spell checker dictionary)
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Old 22nd May 2006, 11:05   #8
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hmm, sounds like the firefox i have...it seems to have combined TabMix Plus, and a spell checker... ah well ,i suppose less of my extensions have to be compatable i guess
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... that list of new features looks like a lot of things Opera has had for quite a while. What's the big deal with FF???
What's the big deal with iPod? Or TiVo? Or Counter-strike? It's not who does it first, it's who does it well enough and early enough, then gets the word out the loudest. I don't recall any full-page Opera ads in any mainstream newspapers.

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"links default to opening in new tabs" Damn. I hate tabbed browsing as I find it slower (no alt-tab) I sure hope I can turn that option off
Personally I love the tabs feature. Then again, I usually have 10-20 different "sessions" going at once, so Alt-Tab isn't going to cut it for me No doubt it will be a configurable option.

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Surely the major thing is that spell checking is built in and works - great for anyone who spends a large amount of time on forums!
Either it's locked on, in which case I'll be annoyed by its continual attempts to "fix" words it doesn't know (my main gripe with MS auto-spellchecking), or it will be an option, in which case I still expect to see forums flooded with barely-coherent, illiterate ramblings from children and people who act like children. And I haven't seen a spelling- or grammar-checker yet that gets apostrophe usage right all the time.

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Old 22nd May 2006, 11:54   #11
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"links default to opening in new tabs" Damn. I hate tabbed browsing as I find it slower (no alt-tab) I sure hope I can turn that option off
omg omg tabbed browsing is the way to go...

everyone knows that [full stop]
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Old 22nd May 2006, 12:18   #12
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"links default to opening in new tabs" Damn. I hate tabbed browsing as I find it slower (no alt-tab) I sure hope I can turn that option off
CTRL-Tab navigates between tabs; CTRL-Shift-Tab navigates through tabs the other way.
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Old 22nd May 2006, 13:16   #13
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we should make firefox 2 compulsory for all new members whom don't pass the spelling test which should be included during sign up :P
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All I want is more of the same, maybe intergrate the best extensions, such as Tabbrowser Preferences, and AdBlock. But as these are major exstentions I imagine it wont take long for them to re-appear for the new version. More of the same please FireFox.

I miss the old 'Next Image' extension, anybody know if theres a version for FF 1.5? cheers. See old version here: http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info/nextimage
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we should make firefox 2 compulsory for all new members whom don't pass the spelling test which should be included during sign up :P
Did any other pedants out there spot the ironic mistake in a post about poor English in forum posts?!

By way of explanation, the correct way to phrase fev's post is "...all new members who don't pass the...", because 'who' is the subject of the compound verb 'don't pass'. 'Whom' is an object pronoun, so should be used in sentences such as "Mclean007 is a pedantic clown to whom grammatical correctness is a serious matter."
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Surely the major thing is that spell checking is built in and works - great for anyone who spends a large amount of time on forums!
Not only for the person that posts...
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I would like to see Firefox get rid of it's user profiles. I find it outdated and horrible for migrating stuff over to other PC's...

Back in the day of Win9X, browser profiles were great as there were not separate user logons. Now, there is no real need for them as Win2k/XP have separate logons/accounts for users to use.

I can migrate profiles just fine now, but it took a few too many late nights to get all the bits and pieces sorted out. Hell, Thunderbird still gives me the shakes when I have to rebuild a PC. There are just way too many things you have to tweak becuase of the multiple profile feature...
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it takes less than 3 minutes to setup thunderbird,
input server settings from memory and click check email?

How's that difficult?
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