Skip to comments.Bookmark Improvements New to Firefox 3
Posted on 11/21/2007 7:39:41 AM PST by Red Badger
A new version of the Firefox browser, now available for testing mainly by developers, offers improvements on finding frequently visited Web sites and tools for running Web applications without a live Internet connection.
The Beta 1 version of Firefox 3 released this week still has problems, including the inability to run newer Web-mail programs from Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp., and a final version for consumers isn't expected for several months.
But it offers a window on what's to come.
Many of its new features concern bookmarks, an area typically slow to change in the browsing world. You can now add keywords, or tags, to sort bookmarks by topic. And a new "Places" feature lets you quickly access sites you recently bookmarked or tagged and pages you visit frequently but haven't bookmarked.
There's also a new star button for easily adding sites to your bookmark list - similar to what's already available on Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 browser.
Offline Web support - for example, letting you compose Web mail while offline to send after you're back online - is bound to come in handy as more software developers design programs to be run completely over the Internet, eliminating installation complexities.
But Web developers must add the Firefox offline functionality to their sites, so the usefulness of this feature will be limited at first.
Other new features include the ability to resume downloads midway if the connection is interrupted and an updated password manager that doesn't disrupt the log-in process.
Versions for Windows, Mac and Linux computers were released Monday by Mozilla, an open-source community in which thousands of people collectively develop free products, mostly as volunteers.
“The Beta 1 version of Firefox 3 released this week still has problems, including the inability to run newer Web-mail programs from Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp., and a final version for consumers isn’t expected for several months.”
Crap, I hope they fix this in the final release....I’d hate to be forced to go back to IE -shudder-
My old version of FF had an e-mail icon I could klik on and get my e-mail, but the latest ver it is nowhere to be found.......
Thunderbird is the stand-alone email now.
Been freeping with FF for a couple of years. It rocks.
Seems to work pretty well.
Sorry, I'm a Baptist. I don't drink................in public...............
Agreed. Avoid Internet Exposure at all costs!
I miss my old icon that let me access my e-mail...... Now I have to click 3 times!!!!!!.................(obscure Jetsons reference)...........
Heck, I can't even do that.
What’s the word? Thunderbird!
What’s the price? 30 cent twice!
I didn’t know they still made that swill.
And no suds either!
Sure you can. I have ie6 on Linux working do my wife can use her VPN to her office.
“You’ll find that the Thunderbird email system works better than the prior product.”
Even a flawed Thunderbird is better than Outlook.
As long as there are winos, there will be Thunderbird!...........
No, I can't. I refuse to even entertain the possibility. :)
Trust me on this. I have tried 7 different mail clients, so far. Nothing works as reliably and as close to OE as Thunderbird. I think Thunderbird is more reliable than OE, but does lack some of OE’s functionality/features. Nothing I can’t do without, mind you, just an honest comparison.
I’m currently testing Simple and Horde mail servers. Simple seems to be pretty good so far, time will tell.
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