Improved Tab Browsing
Why bother open new window for a new website we want to visit. Using tabs make it more efficient browsing as many site as you can. Firefox tabs is even more fun. Suppose you have too many tabs open and you just can't switch to another tab, just click on the button on upper right corner and you will get an easy-to-read list of all your open tabs.
Damn!! I accidentally close a tab. I don't remember the link address, what should i do? Don't worry, just go to the History menu to bring it back from the list of "Recently Closed Tabs" then select the desired one. Another funtastic way is right click on whatever tab and select "Undo Close Tab". Magic works!
Very handy when you get a rush. Firefox 2 has built-in spell checking to keep you from making any mistakes in your blog post or web base email. You don't have to worry again. Firefox do its job.
Firefox can read your mind and suggest search terms for what you're looking for. Simply typing into the Search Bar, and a drop down list of suggestions will appear. You may select your search by using any search engine like Google, Yahoo, Answer, or Wikipedia.
Linux is stable and i proof that with my 6 months uptime of my desktop, doing my daily work. Okay, it freeze sometime, but i simply just terminate the zombie process by firing killall command so the system is never have to reboot everytime i get stuck. And that is rarely happen to firefox too though. After killing firefox i start it over again and wow.. firefox restore all of my tabs, even in-progress downloads i had running and the text i typed into forms. Cool!! . You can even set Firefox ( version 2 or higher ) to always restore your previous session instead of loading the default home page, so you'll never lose place again.
Web Feeds (RSS)
There are huge of feed reader program out there. But why not integrate it with firefox? Firefox givis you full control over web feeds, showing you a preview and letting you choose how you want to subscribe.
Keep an eye on that auction or the status of a delivery using the new Live Titles feature in Firefox 2. Compact enough to fit as a bookmark label, Live Titles are regularly updated summaries of the most important information on a Web page. As the information on the page gets updated, so does your Live Title. Try one out in Firefox 2 by bookmarking www.woot.com.
Firefox Live Bookmarks let you view Web feeds such as news and blog headlines in the bookmarks toolbar or menu. With one glance, quickly review the latest headlines from your favorite sites and click to go directly to the articles that interest you.
Firefox keeps you in control of the Web pages you’re viewing, blocking annoying pop-ups. Firefox’s pop-up blocker notifies you when pop-ups are blocked via the information bar or icon on the lower right of the screen.
The user interface in Firefox 2 has been updated to improve usability without altering the familiarity of the browsing experience.
Firefox delivers a better browsing experience for everyone - including those who are visually impaired. Firefox includes support for DHTML accessibility. Web developers can create pages that reduce the amount of tabbing required to navigate a document to minimize keystrokes for those with mobility disabilities. Firefox also includes support for Microsoft Active Accessibility, Microsoft’s accessibility API standard for Windows. This support allows Firefox to work with screen readers such as GW Micro’s Window-Eyes and Freedom Scientific’s JAWS. Firefox 2 (Windows version) meets US federal government requirements that software be easily accessible to users with physical impairments.
Phishing Protection takes Firefox's security to a new level, helping to safeguard your financial information and protect you from identity theft. When you encounter a Web site that is a suspected forgery, Firefox will warn you and offer to take you to a search page so you can find the real Web site you were looking for.
Open Source, More Secure
At the heart of Firefox is an open source development process driven by thousands of passionate, experienced developers and security experts spread all over the world. Our openness and active community of experts helps to ensure our products are more secure and updated quickly, while also enabling us to take advantage of the best third party security scanning and evaluation tools to further bolster overall security.
Firefox’s update system always checks to see if you’re running the latest version, and notifies you when a security update is available. These security updates are small (usually 200KB - 700KB), giving you only what you need and making the security update quick to download and install. The automated update system provides updates for Firefox on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux in over 40 different languages.
Protection from Spyware
Firefox will not allow a Web site to download, install, or run programs on your computer without your explicit agreement. Period. You will be notified whenever downloading or installing software, and Firefox will always tell you what’s happening so that you can stay in control of your computer.
Clear Private Data
Firefox offers the ability to clear all your private Web browsing data with just one click with the “Clear Private Data” tool. You can be confident that when you clear your private data in Firefox it’s gone - whether you are using your own computer or one at the library.
And Add-on for Everyone
You can choose from over 1,000 add-ons at the Firefox Add-ons Web site. A Firefox add-on can help you comparison shop, share bookmarks with your friends, see the weather in a corner of your browser, write to your weblog, get news, listen to music - all from inside the browser you already love. You can even change the appearance of your browser - from buttons to colors and fonts - so that it matches your own personal style.
Add-ons Manager for Extensions and Themes
The new Add-ons Manager improves the user interface for managing extensions and themes, making it even easier for you to customize Firefox 2. Install, uninstall, enable and disable your add-ons in a single place.
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