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.

#43 Re: Visual refresh

by mbuna

Wednesday September 6th, 2006 10:35 AM

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1) the 3d and beveled look on the back and forward buttons is too pronounced and unappealing. It looks very fat and block-like.

2) refresh, stop and home buttons are too greyed out. the eye catching colors of the Firefox 1.5 theme are simple and more appealing.

3) not being able to remove the go button is a bad decision. Firefox users like to be able to configure things the way they want them. now the go button just takes up uneccessary space if you don’t want it.

4) location of Cached files should be configurable. many users like to place their cache on external hard drives, usb drives, partitions or custom directories.

new theme and less configuration options = thumbs down for firefox 2.0 beta 2.

stick with…

1) secuity 2) configurability 3) simple and elegant UI

until a better “new look” can be found.