Firefox 2 – it’s out

In: Mozilla

25 Oct 2006

Even though Firefox 2 is slated to be released later today, the release builds have already made it into the Mozilla Firefox release directory. The impatient (like me) can go get it right now.

A screenshot of Firefox 2.0 on Mac OS X


Oh, and a must have extension for those who want to enjoy the 2.0 release: Nightly Test Tools. Despite it’s geeky sounding, “why the hell would I need that?” name, it is essential for preventing your transition from Firefox 1.5 (or lower, god forbid) to Firefox 2.0 from becoming an exercise in frustration caused by extensions being disabled if the authors have not updated them for Firefox 2.0. With Nightly Tester Tools, you can “Make compatible” any “outdated” extensions to force them to be usable in Firefox 2.0. Granted, this doesn’t always work (if, say, an extension uses functionality that no longer exists in Firefox 2.0), but for most of the extensions I’ve had to “make compatible” so far function just fine.

Nightly tester tools in action


Oh and while you’re there playing with your extensions (Firefox extensions you sicko), you’ll probably find that you no longer need extensions that save and restore your browsing session (such as SessionSaver or the functionality that comes with Tab Mix Plus) and certain feed subscription extensions (such as Feed Your Reader) – these already come built into Firefox 2.0.

6 Responses to Firefox 2 – it’s out

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JRB Technology

October 25th, 2006 at 5am

Firefox 2.0…

A FireFox 2.0 sneak preview has been released by the firefox team. The new 2.0 distribution has a variety of new features including a new look, built in phishing protection, better search capabilities, better tabbed browsing and more. After so many…

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Gary

October 27th, 2006 at 6am

Glad to see you’re back! Now lemme go snag the new Firefox…

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Harish Mallipeddi

October 29th, 2006 at 6pm

Is that a real Mac or just WindowBlinds? I thought you were a Windows guy when I was at Bezurk :)

Cheers,
Harish

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Harish Mallipeddi

October 29th, 2006 at 6pm

ok I got the answer after reading a few posts below this one :)

I need to graduate soon and get a job to afford the Macbook Pro. I hate my Dell!

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Chu Yeow

October 30th, 2006 at 10am

Yep I’m a MacBook Pro convert now ;). I little miffed they released the new MBPs after I’ve only been using mine for a month or so… but I don’t know how I’d have passed the last month without one either.

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NiroZ

November 8th, 2006 at 1pm

Cool
Now, could you update /your/ extensions? more specifically, Unread Tabs?
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1916/