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6 New Firefox 2 Tips

The new Firefox 2 tips are already starting to roll out. I found six of them listed over at ZDNet that I didn’t know about. If I didn’t know about them, you might have not either.

Here are a few simple tips I’ve found helpful to improve the tabbed browsing experience in Firefox 2. These have been tested in the RC2 version on Windows. Ctrl+W closes the tab you are looking at right now.

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Contact Your Favorite Extention Authors

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.

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2

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.

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Better View of Firefox 2 RC2

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.

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eWeek Creates Firefox FUD

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.

Mozilla Firefox 2 RC1 Released

Well it is finally out, up and running. What is the big deal about release candidate one of Firefox 2? Well, this will be the next nearest thing to the official Firefox 2 browser that we will get. I don’t suspect that many more things will be changed under the hood at this point. There will be some tweaking here and there, but this is pretty much the same browser you will get when Firefox 2 becomes the norm.

Once again, CyberNet News is all over this with multiple download links. He even has a portable version up, so you don’t have to mess with your current Firefox setup on your computer.

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Mozilla Patches Firefox

Have you updated your version of Firefox yet?

Mozilla Corp. Thursday updated its Firefox browser to fix 7 flaws, including 4 pegged by the open-source developer as “Critical.” Of the four critical vulnerabilities patched in Firefox 1.5.0.7, none are currently being exploited, Mozilla said in detailed descriptions of each fixed flaw. In fact, Mozilla said in several of the descriptions that it was not sure whether the specific vulnerabilities could be exploited, but had issued patches just in case.

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The New AdaptiveBlue

I took a look at the blueorganizer Firefox extension a while back, but the folks behind the nifty tool dropped me an E-mail and said I should give it a second look. I did, and I have to say I am pretty impressed with the progress.

With the blueorganizer Firefox extension, your browser becomes smarter. The blueorganizer helps you personalize your web interactions based on what you already like. It harnesses your experiences to help you discover relevant new information and save time.

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Check for Changes

With some Web sites out there, if you wanted to know when it was updated, you would subscribe to the RSS feed they put out, right? Well, with some Web sites out there, they still have no RSS or any other syndication method to be seen. You need something that watches the Web site in question for changes, and lets you know about it.

[Learn More About Check4Change!]