Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Firefox 3

I've been using Firefox 3 now for the past day on both my Mac and Windows computers. I used to use Safari beforehand and am desperately missing Inquisitor - perhaps I'll find a similar extension or it's built in and I haven't realised.

So far I like the native widgets so it's aqualicious in Mac OS X which is nice - but you don't get the fancy Cocoa textbox facilities (spell as you type, built in dictionary lookup, etc) which Safari offers. I don't like the big "back" button, but luckily I discovered "use small icons" in the toolbar customisation which keeps it the same size as the rest. I've installed the del.icio.us extension which I used regularly with FF 2 on Windows, unfortunately it doesn't use the losenge shaped buttons on Mac OS X which makes the toolbar appear a little odd.

As a thank you, Mozilla are offering certificates to those who downloaded which is cool!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Firefox 3 Download Day 2008

The 17th June 2008 is Firefox 3 download day. The Firefox team are trying to get into the Guinness book of records with the largest number of downloads within a 24 hour period. I've pledged and will be downloading both a Mac OS X and Windows version during that time.

I didn't do anything special for the last major release - Firefox 2; but for Firefox 1 I donated and had my name included in their 2 page advert in the New York Times in December 2004!  I even have this as a poster somewhere!!  

Have you made the pledge for Firefox 3?

Download Day 2008