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.
have you tried the User Agent Switcher in Firefox for that? I didn't realize any VPNs required a certain browser.
Nice! I can’t wait til v3 is fully functional. Just about every I know(outside of work) who has a computer uses Firefox.
Oh, you’ve met my wife, have you? LOL
Security certificates, and active X, are the problem.
I use Firefox at work, and Camino at home.
Firefox prevented this site (www.freerepublic.com) from asking you to install software on your computer. This was the message when I clicked on your link.
That's a standard security procedure that Firefox takes for all such links. Nothing to be suspicious of.
Try the Foxmarks site itself.
There is no way I’m using this; I’ll keep my 2.x until they get the other 300 bugs dealt with!
I am finding more features on Firefox, I really don’t know it well, but my son insisted I use it some years ago.
Maybe I should have said:
As long as there are CHEAP winos, there will be Thunderbird!..........
Looking forward to seeing what other improvements they’ll come out with. I don’t really use bookmarks but I’ve been FF-only for probably 3 years now and I love it. Especially if they can make it faster - I just got a new computer yesterday and FF already flies on it!
Sure hope that they eventually put the ability for a user to set a default text sixe, so that every time I open a new window, I don’t have to keep changing the text size. even when it’s a new tab, it opens in Ff default, and not the user set one. I find that annoying.
We use FF at work and I use Camino at home also. I still use Eudora email at home...
In that case I use the IE Tab extension if I absolutely have to go to the site. It basically frames IE functionality in a Firefox tab.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
I figger 6 months........
Thanks! I downloaded and installed T-Bird........works okay, but is there a way to link it and FireFox?.............
IE Tab extension? I’ll look for it right now, thanks.
Just found it...
” Works with:
* Firefox Firefox: 1.5 3.0a5
Install Now (Windows)
IE Tab is not available for Linux.” Waaaaa!
What's the action?
Netscape 7.2 ?
Dass right - satisfaction.
ies4linux uses wine. Still, active x is needed. There is an active x for FF, but for version 2 and above.
Here ya go Badger. All you had to do was ask.
Also a pretty good review of the FF beta at C/Net
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