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Firefox 1.5 Beta out!


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1.0.6 directly to 1.5 is a pretty big step. There are some major changes.

Here's what's new:

*  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.
    * Answers.com 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 including support for DHTML accessibility and assistive technologies such as the Window-Eyes 5.5 beta screen reader for Microsoft Windows. Screen readers read aloud all available information in applications and documents or show the information on a Braille display, enabling blind and visually impaired users to use equivalent software functionality as their sighted peers.
    * Report a broken Web site wizard to report Web sites that are not working in Firefox.
    * Better support for Mac OS X (10.2 and greater) including profile migration from Safari and Mac Internet Explorer.
    * New support for Web Standards including SVG, CSS 2 and CSS 3, and JavaScript 1.6.
    * Many security enhancements.
    * List of notable bug fixes since Deer Park Alpha 2

BETA Software - Use at Own Risk!

Download it here: http://www.mozilla.o...ojects/firefox/

Note: Your Firefox skins and extensions will most likely not work with the beta version

Edited by Chachazz, 09 September 2005 - 10:14 PM.

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Planned Milestones:
• 1.5 Beta1 (Sept. 8)
• 1.5 Beta2 (Oct. 5)
• 1.5 RC1 (Oct. 28)
• 1.5 Final (?)

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they said that the final was sometime later this year. I can live without my extensions and themes for a month or two. :tazz:
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