Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 Available
Friday October 6th, 2006
Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 is now available for download. Users of Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 can upgrade using the software update feature.
For more information, refer to the Release Notes.
The previous interface was bizarre - you clicked nowhere near the tab you wanted to close. What's next, shall we move the X button on application windows to the top right of the screen and make it only work for the current window? If the operating system worked that way, then the X button at far right would make sense. But none of them do and it didn't.
I've never closed the wrong tab with the new system, but two or three times did close the wrong one with the old system (I wanted to close the far-right tab and saw an X near it and subconsciously thought it would work, presumably because I also use several other tabbed programs, all of which place their close buttons on the tabs).
On the plus side, if you do have any issues while getting used to the new system, it's now possible to get back any tabs you accidentally close. Just go to History / Recently closed tabs.