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.

#6 Re: Search for text when I start typing?

by Karlosak

Saturday October 7th, 2006 7:25 AM

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I'm also annoyed by the "find as you type" behavior. I though that the function was stripped only for the development stage (betas), but with the release candidate out, I'm afraid there is little hope for the old (much more usable) Fx1.5 behavior. I know, it's easy to press CTRL+F, but why to remove such usable function? From a programmer standpoint, the complexity wouldn't be increased (reduced). It's a really bad habit to remove useful features already included in the previous Fx versions, especially when the browser's simplicity or download size isn't affected.

The same can be said about the Options menu. Where is the option "Allow cookies for the originating site only" and "Resize large images to fit in the browser window"? I'm really perplexed by this.

Last, Firefox 2 runs noticeably slower than Fx1.5.0.7 on my computer (P3 550Mhz, 640MB RAM), even with no extensions! Especially tabs switching/opening/closing and general browser response to commands is worse. If things don't change (little chance by now), I'll have to stay with the Fx1.5.x branch. Sad to say.