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Firefox 2.0 beta - Tuesday

david sanger [PersonRank 7]

Monday, July 10, 2006
12 years ago2,773 views

Schedule for beta 1 for Firefox 2 is for release on Tuesday July 11.

wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox2

wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox2/Sche ...

wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox2/Requ ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I hope they fixed the find-in-textarea bug and the can't-paste-when-other-window-has-selection-focus bug :)

Aaron Myers [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

I thought it was already released? I'm using Firefox 2.0b1 at home?!

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Find-in-textarea? Not fixed. I'm using Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3.

can't-paste-when-other-window-has-selection-focus? I can't test that.

Aaron Myers [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

I like the spell-check feature that is included in Firefox 2.0b1

Aaron Myers [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

Yeah, Firefox 2.0b1 RC – ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or ...

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I am using the RC, and the find in text area IS working. As I recall you couldn't search in textareas at all in previous versions, well now you can. I assume that is what you mean by "fixed".

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> can't-paste-when-other-window-has-selection-focus?
> I can't test that.

The best way I can describe it (and it happens dozens of times everyday, and it's really frustrating):
- use Firefox, with windows, not tabs
- select something, copy it with a keyboard shortcut, like a URL, can be in Firefox or another application like Netpadd
- open a new Firefox browser window
- now not only you can't paste the URL you copied, you can also not use several keys, like backspace and so on in input fields. Totally broken, until you unselect the other window and click anywhere in an empty space within it.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Tested it.
Test failed.
Bug detected.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

By the way, I can't always reproduce it. It's one of those bugs that just shows its ugly face when you least expect it :)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

How many of your extensions are capable for Firefox 2?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

All (except DOM Inspector).

There's a small hack. Add this entry
app.extensions.version = 1.5
as a string in about:config.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Firefox 2.0 Official Beta Release Postponed
linuxinsider.com/story/9gyK6Af ...

Aaron Myers [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

They've posted Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 RC3 on their FTP.

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "Firefox 2 beta 1 final (2.0b1)"]

Actually firefox 2 beta 1 final which is just uploaded at 2.45 pm today

ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or ...

And even the source is available
ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or ...

so that we can mod it with ours....

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

what are the big difference with firefox 2.0?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006 ...

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

As far as I can work out after using it a bit. The killer things in this release are:

-- Undo close tab
-- Close buttons on tabs
-- Better feed reading (can default to Bloglines/Google etc)
-- Spell check
-- Google suggest built in
-- Some phishing thing I think

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think the most useful features are inline spell checking and Google Suggest.

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So it doesn't offer much that can't be gotten already by plugins, especially the Google Toolbar, which has Spell Check, Anti-Phishing and Google Suggest already? I realize there may be more going on under the hood, but on the surface, versions 2.0 does not seem like a big deal.

Tony

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Phillip, the find in text area bug for fixed for 1.9 (Trunk)

So I'm assuming it will showcase in Firefox 3.0

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

FF skin theming is being done be radiant core

radiantcore.com/blog/archives/ ...

pri [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

is the thunderbird beta also available? i've heard about bon-echo and thought that would be released too... anyone know if it has? links/sites? thanks

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