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Firefox 2 Beta 1: Live Today

By Molly E. Holzschlag | July 12th, 2006 | Filed in Browsers, General

Within minutes of this post being published, Mozilla will be rolling out the Firefox 2 Beta 1 release. This is a developer preview release of Firefox, and includes a number of interface and technology implementations, changes and upgrades.

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Some of the features mentioned include:

  • Better feed support
  • Default open link in new tab rather than new window
  • Inline spellcheck for form fields (wow)
  • Microsummaries for bookmarks (also wow)
  • Support for JavaScript 1.7
  • Improved security for plugins and extensions
  • Client-side session and persistent storage
  • Support for SVG text using svg:textPath (interesting!

So, let’s give it a whirl, folks, and express your thoughts in comments. The good folks at Mozilla will want to know what you think.

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#1 On July 12th, 2006 2:52 pm