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Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 released(your contributions would be appreciated)
Mozilla Foundation ^ | Mozilla Foundation

Posted on 09/10/2005 2:50:07 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

# Automated update to streamline product upgrades. Notification of an update is more prominent, and updates to Firefox may now be half a megabyte or smaller. Updating extensions has also improved. # Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance. # Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs. # Improvements to popup blocking. # Clear Private Data feature provides an easy way to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut. # Answers.com is added to the search engine list. # Improvements to product usability including descriptive error pages, redesigned options menu, RSS discovery, and "Safe Mode" experience. # Better accessibility including support for DHTML accessibility and assistive technologies such as the Window-Eyes 5.5 beta screen reader for Microsoft Windows. Screen readers read aloud all available information in applications and documents or show the information on a Braille display, enabling blind and visually impaired users to use equivalent software functionality as their sighted peers. # Report a broken Web site wizard to report Web sites that are not working in Firefox. # Better support for Mac OS X (10.2 and greater) including profile migration from Safari and Mac Internet Explorer.

(Excerpt) Read more at mozilla.org ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; internet; linux; mac; mozilla; windows
I noticed the increased speed immediately.

Any dialup users here? I'm sure this should help you out.

1 posted on 09/10/2005 2:50:11 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

whoa, that didn't format well at all.


2 posted on 09/10/2005 2:50:41 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (You upgraded to Linux? No, I'm not surprised your computer works properly now. Amazing, no?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If you want to try again, ask the mods to pull this one.


3 posted on 09/10/2005 2:54:44 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

"Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs"

Oooh, nice!

I just wish they'd improve the bookmark manager functions. It's nicer than IE's, but it still lacks some basic functionality.


4 posted on 09/10/2005 4:21:08 PM PDT by flashbunny (Why do I have to defend the free market on a web site called free republic???)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

It would even be cooler if the browser was made to be bootable so you could have this small OS that does nothing more then for browsing and check email. I haven't downloaded the new beta, yet. I will do that tomorrow.


5 posted on 09/10/2005 6:19:32 PM PDT by neb52
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; ShadowAce

Yawn. When they finally get around to doing something basic like cache protection, then wake me up.


6 posted on 09/10/2005 9:51:41 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: neb52

I forget the name, but there is a distro you can download which does just that.


7 posted on 09/11/2005 8:00:50 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (You upgraded to Linux? No, I'm not surprised your computer works properly now. Amazing, no?)
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