FireFox 2.0 Beta 1 Key New FeaturesBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, July 13, 2006
The key new features of Firefox 2.0 beta (with brief commentary) are:
- Integrated spell-checker - no more excuse for poor spelling in form data
- Bookmarked web site summary - small updated headlines that sites can create that display in the bookmark sidebar in Firefox
- Crashed session recovery - finally I can replace tab browser extension
- Re-open recently closed tabs - this one is a life-saver
- Anti-phishing warning popup - I hate popups but will let this one slide.
- Search suggestion - live dropdown of suggested terms while searching
- Tab close button on tabs - Personally I like ctrl-w better, a close button on every tab just makes it more crowded, not convenient
- RSS feed preview - provides information on an RSS feed when the user is subscribing to it
You can download and test it here.