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Review of some changes in Firefox 3

Date: 2007-11-24 00:00:00 -0400

Firefox Beta 3 has been released some days ago, I have installed it and made a little comparison with Firefox 2.0 to see some of the changes.

Here I am comparing them with screen shots, side by side when that is possible, because there are some features in 3 that are not present in 2.

Zooming

When you zoom with firefox 2 you can only zoom the text and not the images, but now with Firefox 3 the images are also zoomed, so you can zoom a page with text and images, or only images pages.

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 2

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 3

Bookmarking

One of the biggest changes on Firefox 3 is the way it manage bookmarks, and its interface also changed.

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 2

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 3

Check out that now, it s possible to use tags, what I have tried was to import my delicious directly to Firefox, to my concern tags were not imported, maybe a mistake considering how many people are using delicious out there.

By the way, and talking about delicious there is not yet a plugin for it, by the time I am writing this post, there is one for stumbleupon just released yesterday.

Other changes to bookmarking includes the stars, now as soon as you start typing the address you want to visit and when the visited (suggested) URIs appear you can easily check which one is already on your bookmarks, because of the star near to the URI.

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 3

And once you are visiting a page, if you do not want to use the shortcut Ctrl+D, you can just click on the star near to the URI, and a dialog box will be displayed so you can easily add that page to your bookmarks.

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 3

Places

This is something new in Firefox 3, that does not even exist in Firefox 2, it is a menu located upper left and as you can see, it helps you navigate in your "favorite" pages, the most visited, the most used tags, the recently visited, etc.

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 3

Password remembering

The dialog box offering to remember your passwords now appears located in other position it certainly looks better, but I do miss the "not now" option, don't you?

Update: Thanks for all of you that made me find it (sorry)

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 3

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 2

Add-ons

The add-ons dialog box (Tools-Add-ons) now has another option, which is Plugins, where you can manage the plugins installed on your Firefox, really a good addition.

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 3

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 2

Page Info

The page info dialog box (Tools->Page Info, or Ctrl+I) now has a real good option which is RSS discover, so you can easily find the rss links on the page to subscribe to it.

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 3

Firefox 3 screenshot Firefox 2

Update: To avoid the Digg Effect I had to disable the post of comments, and enable the cache of Drupal, thank you for your understanding, and sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your visit

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