Testing Firefox 2.0

I’m trying out Firefox 2.0 and first impressions are good. Fonts looks a little different which is refreshing but I’m having trouble exporting my bookmarks from Flock. It looks like others are having the same problem too. There’s even a FAQ about it.

On the Mac, click-and-hold doesn’t bring up a context menu. I’ll have to figure out why. Must be a key combo. Ah! It’s CTRL-click!

If you’re wondering which is better, IE7 or Firefox 2.0, then check out this “unbiased” review:

In one corner we have Internet Explorer 7. After 18 months of development and a shiny new set of tabs, he’s in top shape and looking better than his predecessor ever did. That is, before he entered the ring with Firefox 2.0. Now he’s just a cripple with fancy RSS reading.

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

4 replies on “Testing Firefox 2.0”

I’m using it and finding it a bit buggy tbh. It completely borked on install, and had to be uninstalled and installed again (I should have uninstalled 1.5.x first, but really I /shouldn’t/ have needed to do that, if you catch my drift). Now my context menu is going wonky after an hour or so. Don’t like the default Quick Find either, but you can revert that with “#FindToolbar > * { display:-moz-box !important }” in userChrome.css. Like the look of the browser in general though.

That was possibly the most unbiased review I’ve read in a while. I’ll have to download both of them next week and give them a look; I’m interesting to see what my first impression is going to be about both of them.


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