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Firefox 2.0 beta adds new features
MacNN ^ | 09/01/2006

Posted on 09/02/2006 9:52:49 AM PDT by Panerai

Mozilla has released Beta 2 of its upcoming Firefox 2 browser for developer review, which it said is being made available for testing purposes only. According to the developers, the release contains a number of new features, as well as some enhancements to look and feel, according to eWEEK: "Firefox 2 Beta 2 is intended for Web application developers and our testing community. Current users of Firefox 1.x should not use Firefox 2 Beta 2 and expect all of their extensions and plugins to work properly." The report notes that the final Firefox 2.0 is expected to be completed in early 2007; but it does expect to release future beta versions are expected to be released this fall and winter. Beta two includes an updated GUI to improve usability, buit-in phishing protection, and enhanced search capabilities.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: beta; browser; firefox; mozilla

1 posted on 09/02/2006 9:52:51 AM PDT by Panerai
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To: ShadowAce

Ping


2 posted on 09/02/2006 9:57:26 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Panerai; Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; martin_fierro; veronica; ...

misc ping list +


3 posted on 09/02/2006 9:57:36 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Thanks for the ping. I've downloaded the Beta, but I usually wait for the RC to install the new version.


4 posted on 09/02/2006 10:22:52 AM PDT by ecurbh (Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Panerai

Firefox keeps losing my bookmarks! I want an alternative because the third time is the last straw. It's fine for surfing but I make tons of bookmarks, and it loses them all!


5 posted on 09/02/2006 10:23:46 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377
If you're using FF 1.5 or later, the program automatically saves backups of your bookmarks file in the 'bookmarkbackups' folder in your profile directory. Lost bookmarks - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

I also highly recommend using MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird to make periodic backups of your profile directory. I do this at least once a week.

6 posted on 09/02/2006 10:36:50 AM PDT by ecurbh (Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Panerai

Bump for Firefox


7 posted on 09/02/2006 10:44:02 AM PDT by soccer_maniac (My new blog: http://capitalistpundit.blogspot.com/)
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To: ecurbh

Thank you very much--I will check that out. Really appreciate the help.


8 posted on 09/02/2006 11:22:26 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Ping.


9 posted on 09/02/2006 11:39:13 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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10 posted on 09/02/2006 11:50:29 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ecurbh

I have just one question: Where in the world is the backup saved?


11 posted on 09/02/2006 12:04:12 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Only a fool creates ill will unnecessarily.)
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To: ecurbh

Forget about my where-is-it-backed-up question. I downloaded the latest version. It allowed me to choose the location. The older version I had didn't.


12 posted on 09/02/2006 12:14:58 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Only a fool creates ill will unnecessarily.)
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To: Clara Lou
With Mozbackup, you can save the file to anywhere you want... it prompts you for a location.

The automatic bookmark backup is in the Profile folder.

13 posted on 09/02/2006 12:17:58 PM PDT by ecurbh (Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Clara Lou

Ah, OK.


14 posted on 09/02/2006 12:18:20 PM PDT by ecurbh (Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: ecurbh
I also highly recommend using MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird to make periodic backups of your profile directory. I do this at least once a week.

Unfortunately, the application hasn't been ported to Linux.

15 posted on 09/02/2006 12:55:03 PM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord (I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper)
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord; ecurbh; ShadowAce
>> I also highly recommend using MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird to make periodic backups of your profile directory. I do this at least once a week.

> Unfortunately, the application hasn't been ported to Linux.

In Linux, your Mozilla and Thunderbird profiles are stored in two folders in your home directory: ".mozilla" and ".thunderbird". You can make copies of those two folders. Depending on your choice of GUI and file explorer (Nautilus, etc.), you might have to set an option switch to see the folders that start with a "dot", since that normally means "hidden".

Your bookmarks file is typically:

.mozilla/default/{some_godawful_string}/bookmarks.html

Before doing a complete copy of the profile folders, I recommend:

If you're feeling geeky, you can use this command in an xterm to make a single compressed archive:

tar -czf {archive_name}.tgz ~/.mozilla ~/.thunderbird
Yes, I that tar is gibberish to a lot of folks. My daughter (13) likes using it because it is like a secret language. For everybody else, I look forward to MozBackup getting ported to Linux.
16 posted on 09/02/2006 1:55:26 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
> Yes, I that tar ...

Yes, I know that tar ...

17 posted on 09/02/2006 1:57:37 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Wouldn't it be much easier to simply copy the Profile Folder and store it in an appropriate place in the /home/* directory?

Frankly, Mozilla was quite poor at telling Linux Users where the Profile Folder is located. Had to destroy a corrupt one to get FF 1.5.0.6 to install. (fortunately i took a copy of my bookmarks across from my Window$ partition and hand replaced them, and i always download copies of extensions and themes.

If you have a file location for where Firefox puts the Profile folder in Linux, shoot it back to me will ya?


18 posted on 09/02/2006 2:42:50 PM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord (I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper)
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To: dayglored

Never mind the profile folder location thingy, i found it.


19 posted on 09/02/2006 2:46:28 PM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord (I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper)
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To: Panerai

bump


20 posted on 09/02/2006 8:28:45 PM PDT by bobbyd (Flyer, I love and miss you...Lords best my FRiend)
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To: EveningStar

Great, thanks for the update. I'll wait until 07.


21 posted on 09/02/2006 8:44:11 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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