yet another firefox beta 2 freedback post

Been checking out the latest Firefox beta 2 for about a week now and it seems to be quite robust, as usual. No crashes so far, and the spell checking feature is pretty damn cool and a great addition if you ask me. I’m using it right now for instance.

Sweet!

One detail on that one though. You have to install the English version to get that to work apparently. I chose to install the Dutch version first, feeling a little chauvinistic about my linguistic selection for a change, and I got punished for doing that right away by removing this neato feature.

Dang!

The US version does have the feature enabled, and extra dictionaries can be added by surfing to http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/dictionaries.html for the moment.
I’m sure this will be automated once the final release hits the virtual shelves.

A new thing is the close button on each tab, instead of the single close button on the right for the current tab sheet. I hated that in the beginning, I just kept closing the wrong window (the most right one), but I’ve pretty much gotten used to it by now, and frankly, this way it simply is better and more intuitive.
And with the new undelete-last-tab-delete function, it’s no biggy if you close the wrong window while you’re still getting used to the moved close buttons… neato!

Another nice little addition is the Google suggest search in the search box. I always liked that idea, but never used it cause I always use the embedded search in FF.

4 thoughts on “yet another firefox beta 2 freedback post

  1. n3wjack Post author

    Yeah, it takes a little getting used to, but after a week or so it comes natural again.
    I think I’ll have to upgrade at work as well now, because I’m starting to get annoyed with the old way of closing the tabs there now. :)

  2. n3wjack Post author

    Yeah, it takes a little getting used to, but after a week or so it comes natural again.
    I think I’ll have to upgrade at work as well now, because I’m starting to get annoyed with the old way of closing the tabs there now. :)

  3. Yian

    The new spell check feature is definitely very useful. But it does seem to be missing a couple of words here and there. For instance, Firefox is apparently not on the list of allowed words. :D

    The close button at the end of tabs is good…although initially I wasn’t very used to that. I kept on closing the wrong windows–Firefox didn’t highlight the current window well for me.

  4. Yian

    The new spell check feature is definitely very useful. But it does seem to be missing a couple of words here and there. For instance, Firefox is apparently not on the list of allowed words. :D

    The close button at the end of tabs is good…although initially I wasn’t very used to that. I kept on closing the wrong windows–Firefox didn’t highlight the current window well for me.

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