Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 Milestone Released

Friday September 1st, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 has been released. This milestone for developers and testers includes a visual refresh of the theme and user interface. Other features new to Firefox 2 include phishing protection, search suggestions, session restore, support for JavaScript 1.7, Live Titles for bookmarks (using microsummaries) and a new Windows installer. For more information, refer to the Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 Release Notes, and the release announcement at the Mozilla Developer News weblog, which includes download links.

#36 Re: Theme issues

by Picklesworth

Tuesday September 5th, 2006 8:53 AM

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I like the general feel of it, but I still have a few crits.

-The borders around toolbar buttons seem to have been broken in some cases. For example, the FlashBlock button now does nothing when I put the mouse over it, but with the older visual style a nice border appeared around it. That may be something weird about the extension, though, since the border still appears around the Google Browser Sync button.

-I find it very inconsistent that the Back/Forward buttons have a border upon mouse over, but the Stop and Refresh buttons just change colour.

-The small version of these icons (which I use) look a bit ugly around the edges. I also agree that they appear oddly faded.

-I notice that the Search bar now has a search engine selector on the left and a Go button on the right. I think that this is unnecessary; I found the previous one with the Go button and the selector button being the same thing much easier to use.

-The gradients on the tab bar look a bit odd. I may get used to that, and I do like where it's going. Maybe it could be played around with a little bit more.

-Pressing on the Forward button when it is disabled still causes a border to appear around the drop-down menu arrow thing.

Other than that, I like it!