Firefox 2 has not even come across the finish line yet, and the minds at Mozilla are already starting to look at Firefox 3. What can you look forward to in this really future release? Well the folks over at Cybernet News have sorted through it all and put it out in a way that we can all understand.
Firefox is not just for work and surfing the Internet. It can be used as a tool of fun as well. There are all kinds of fun extensions you can download for your favorite little browser. The Free Software Magazine has posted a good roundup of games that should keep you busy at least for the afternoon.
Want more control over your cookies? No, I’m not talking about the ones your grandmother loves to shove down your throat – I am talking about the ones that involve your browser.
Firefox extension CookieCuller gives you total control over which cookies stay on your computer by letting you protect cookies of your choice while automatically deleting the rest.
This post over at SpreadFirefox.com got my attention. Thus far, all of my favorite extension have been updated for Firefox 2. Have yours?
Firefox 2.0 will be released in some days now, but still many extension are not marked compatible with 2.0.x.
If thousands of users will upgrade from 1.5 or 1.0 there will be an outcry all over the world: “Firefox killed my favourite extension! I can’t use it at all”. Extensions are one of the killer features of Firefox and it would be a pity if users can’t use theirs on the new version.
But in fact most extension work with Fx2 if you force them to be installed, for example by editing install.rdf or by using the Nightly-Tester-tools. This is not a way for the normal user, but it shows that the developer could easily mark the extension as compatible.
If you have not already, contact your favorite extension authors and ask them to get on the ball and get things updated. Make sure you toss a “please” and “thank you” in there as well.
So you think your passwords are all nice and safe inside your browser? Well, you might want to think again. Here is a way to check out all your passwords without any hacking involved.
Go to the Firefox “Preferences” click on “Privacy” and then on the “Passwords” tab. Click on the button in the bottom left saying “View Saved Passwords”. Then a new window pops up and there is another button, saying “Show Passwords” and another dialog box asking for confirmation. But that’s about it. There you go! All passwords can be seen in blank text!
Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC 2), the latest preview release of the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download. Web application developers, our testing community, and users who want to get a sneak peek at the next version of Firefox should download and install this release candidate. Please note that at this time, users should not expect all of their extensions, plugins and themes from previous versions of Firefox to work properly.
Firefox 2 RC2 has only been out a little while, and it seems like the reviews are so far all positive. The only disappointment I have seen across the board is the way it handles RSS feeds, but hey – I am sure they will get better with time. If not, that is the beauty of Firefox, somebody can write an extension to fix it if they don’t like it. With that said, I figured you would all enjoy taking a look at the side by side comparisons arstechnica did of RC1 and RC2 of Firefox 2.
Beyond IE, lalala far from Opera
Go on, Mozilla, with the Internet
Mozilla is good, lalala child of the org
Open-Sourced, Mighty Mozilla
Open a new tab, lalala watching new mail
OK, Mozilla, no more freezing
Mozilla is right, lalala child of the org
Gecko-powered, Mighty Mozilla
On a Macintosh, lalala Linux, of course
Everyday, Mozilla, keeping the standard
Mozilla is fun, lalala child of the org
Everyone’s friend, Mighty Mozilla
Yes, it looks like even the folks over at eWeek are trying to spread the fear, uncertainty and doubt about Firefox 2 RC2 with their latest article titled, “Firefox 2.0 RC2 Is a Step… Backwards?“. Now with a title like that, you would expect to hear they took out tabbed browsing, or the new styled RSS feeds. No, they moan about a couple of features I didn’t even know Firefox 2 had – over I never used.
Shame on Jim Rapoza and eWeek.com for trying to get more eyeballs with a Chicken Little headline.
I have yet another extension that allows you to do something quick and easy inside of a quick and easy extension. It is a perfect match, don’t you think? Paste and Go 2 allows you to cut or copy a URL, and then launch it as soon as you paste it into the address bar.