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Released: Firefox 1.5 Beta 1

September 9th, 2005 15:06 by Sichelputzer in Software

The developper team released the Beta 1 for Windows and Linux and an Alpha 2 for OS X. I guess that’s a must download, must install, must use one.

Firefox 1.5 offers you to use new features like:

  • Automated update to streamline product upgrades. Notification of an update is more prominent, and updates to Firefox may now be half a megabyte or smaller. Updating extensions has also improved.
  • Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance.
  • Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs.
  • Improvements to popup blocking.
  • Clear Private Data feature provides an easy way to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut.
  • is added to the search engine list.
  • Improvements to product usability including descriptive error pages, redesigned options menu, RSS discovery, and “Safe Mode” experience.
  • Better accessibility support including DHTML accessibility.
  • Report a broken Web site wizard to report Web sites that are not working in Firefox.

More of these changes and additions, and I believe Firefox will become the instant killer for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

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3 Responses to “Released: Firefox 1.5 Beta 1”

  1. Blog 42 Says:

    Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Es ist soweit!
    Der beliebte Mozilla Firefox Browser is nun zum Download bereit!
    Allerdings bleibt es vorerst in der Betaphase. Der fertige Browser, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 soll noch bis Ende des Jahres fertiggestellt werden.

    Als eine der größten Erne…

  2. anonymuis Says:

    i will try this out, have you installed it?

  3. Mike Says:

    Yes I did. So far it looks quite comfortable and handy. As far as I can tell, the tab-switching (CRTL+PgDn/PgUp) is faster than before. Probably because of the preloaded cache… or such.

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