Wednesday, July 12th 2006
How on earth has this slipped by without me noticing? Firefox 2 is apparently getting a fairly serious visual polish (for beta 2). The whole browser interface will look more modern, and will fit in better with Windows Vista, as well as the other OSes. See more at the Firefox 2 wiki.
Firefox 2 will be getting quite a few other new features, too. I’ve covered some of them previously, but not all. Other changes in Firefox 2 beta 1 compared to version 1.5 are…
- Session restore. After a crash, Firefox will open the pages you had open before the crash.
- Undo Close Tab. Sits in the context menu (right-click menu) of the tab bar. However, there doesn’t seem to be any way of accessing this if there is only one tab open.
- Tab Overflow Scroll Buttons. If there are too many open tabs, scroll buttons appear at the left and right end of the tab bar. In the nightlies a few days ago, this feature was very annoying because the scroll buttons appeared if there were no more than about eight tabs. Now it has been adjusted – I can open 20 tabs without them appearing, which is a much better limit.
More info at the Mozilla Dev Blog and at Mozilla Links.