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    Firefox 1.0 Preview Release

    Firefox 1.0 Preview Release

    I didn't see this posted elsewhere yet, so I suppose I'll be the first to mention that the Mozilla Foundation has just released the preview release for Firefox 1.0.

    I typically use the nightlies, so some of the "new" features aren't that new to me. But there are some features that I didn't even know about, that definitely makes this the best browser ever!

    Check it out.
    Last edited by Skyzyx; 09-14-2004 at 10:46 PM.

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    What are the added features? I'm afraid I don't feel like downloading it. Yeah I know it sounds lazy, but what are nightlies?
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    Well, this was a feature packed release. Lots of new stuff. In quirks mode, they now emulate global access to elements by id and document.all. They have added "Livemarks", which are bookmarks that acts as RSS/Atom subscriptions. They have added a master password UI and raised the security of passwords. They have fixed an exploitable security hole in ligpng. They have improved the type ahead find feature. They have improved popup blocking features and raised the security on a few security weaknesses. They have improved the favicon support. They have made bookmarks easier to sort.
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    Cool, I'll be sure to get it once they properly release it
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    FINALLY: Shift+Tab from the Google search box goes back to the address box

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    nice features but i'm still waiting for the extensions to be updated. Some of those extensions I want still can't work for 1.0.

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    I dunno... my favorite feature in Moz is typing my search terms in the address bar and then arrowing down to select a google search. That's the ONLY thing keeping me from using FF... It's nice to have only that one bar to type in.

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    That's kind of psychotic, sir.

    I mean, if you really want to split hairs...

    TAB+typetypetype+Enter

    is the same number of actions as

    typetypetype+down+Enter

    And that's assuming you only have to press down ONCE, otherwise, FF is faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]|V|[agnus
    That's kind of psychotic, sir.

    I mean, if you really want to split hairs...

    TAB+typetypetype+Enter

    is the same number of actions as

    typetypetype+down+Enter

    And that's assuming you only have to press down ONCE, otherwise, FF is faster
    And I always turn off the Google box and just use a Bookmark when I want to search.

    Remember the idea of being able to customize things is in order to allow people to form the tools to fit their hands instead of conforming their hands to fit the tools.

    You have your way of searching, I have my way and rmedek has his way. Why should anyone think there's only one good way to do something?
    Check out the Forum Search. It's the short path to getting great results from this forum.

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    Who's saying that?

    All I'm saying is that if your *only* reason for using browser A over browser B is that A contains a "feature" which is no more efficient than the equivalent in browser B, then that's a bit goofy.
    Last edited by ]|V|[agnus; 09-27-2004 at 09:08 PM. Reason: your not you're

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    Who gives a **** if it's more efficient?

    Just my preference.

    Goofy? That's like saying you're goofy for liking tea over coffee, because coffee's more efficient at delivering caffiene.

    ... sheesh

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    Uh... MEH? Yeah...

    That's a cute response, but you completely ignore the context of your own answer which is why I commented. You said it was your *only reason* not to use FF. Meaning, FF gives you ample reason otherwise, but for this "feature", you cannot budge. I mention the efficiency of each action in both browsers then because it is the only way that one "feature" could trump the aforementioned *ample* reasons to use something else. What other reasons? You like the colors? You like the noise it makes? Those are irrelevant to the task. A browser is a tool, you use it to do something. The content is accesses might be facetious, it might be a game, but the tool that brought it to you is just that: a tool.

    If your *only* reason for sticking with one tool over another is because of a task that the other one does just as well, in spite of all the other reasons you *would* switch ... that is nutty.

    That has nothing to do with your freedom to prefer whatever you want. It is simply irrational behavior.

    In so many words... it is nutty.

    P.S. type "google [search terms]" in the FF address bar...

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    Seth: you have waaaaaay too much free time at work. And drink way too much tea.

    So, tell me then, what things will Firefox do that will blow my mind away as compared to my trusted Mozilla browser? What features will make me say, "damn it, you're right! I WILL give up my favorite search method ever because now I can do this!"

    My browser is in your hands, dude...

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    ...

    <calm>*You* implied that you already saw sufficient reason to prefer FF over Moz, for instance, but that you preferred Moz because of one "feature" which it does just as well if not worse than FF. I was commenting on that, not trying to pitch you browser A, B *or* X.</calm>

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    Remember the idea of being able to customize things is in order to allow people to form the tools to fit their hands instead of conforming their hands to fit the tools.
    If that were the goal at which they aimed, they'd have the popup blocker turned off by default, allowing users to choose which sites to block, instead of being forced to choose which ones to unblock.

    Of course, the popup blocker can be turned off, but that misses the mark, imo--it should be so, by default. What's next...javascript turned off by default?

    Not that I'll lose any sleep over it. But neither is it my browser of preference.



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