Wednesday, April 6th 2005
The great thing about open source programs like Firefox is the steady, never-ending stream of improvements and bugfixes. Here are some of the recent fixes, which will appear in Firefox 1.1:
- The default settings have been changed to open requests from other applications in new tabs. (Bug 275430)
- The CSS 3 outline property has been implemented. (Has previously been available as
- Websites can now specify an image as the mouse cursor. (Bug 38447)
- Selecting text on a page with a background colour similar to the text selection colour will now cause Firefox to invert the text colour and the background colour. (Bug 56314)
- When zooming in on an image which has been automatically fitted to the window size, Firefox will now zoom in on the selected part of the image. (Bug 207219)
Of course, this is on top of some fairly major improvements already made:
- The options dialog has been seriously improved and simplified.
- The Sanitize function has been added, making it possible to automatically sweep your tracks when exiting Firefox (or via a key-stroke).
- The Internet Explorer style error pages now work properly. (These error pages are enabled by typing about:config and setting browser.xul.error_pages.enabled to true.) (Bugs 237244 and 157004)
Also, maybe of minor importance, but good for website devs:
- View source now shows exactly the HTML code sent by the server. (Bug 57724)
For up-to-date info on fixed bugs in Firefox, see the Burning Edge