was soll eigentlich neu am Firefox 3 sein? Anbei die Kopie aus einer PR-Mail:
What’s new and improved in Firefox 3 Beta 4:
Easier to Use:
· New Download Manager: the revised download manager makes it much easier to locate downloaded files and allows users to see and search on the name of the website where a file came from. Your active downloads and time remaining are always shown in the status bar as your files download.
·Full page zoom: from the View menu and via keyboard shortcuts, the new zooming feature lets you zoom in and out of entire pages, scaling the layout, text and images, or optionally only the text size. Your settings will be remembered whenever you return to the site.
·Integration with Vista: Firefox now has Vista-specific icons, and uses native user interface widgets in the browser and in web forms.
·Integration with the Mac: the new Firefox theme makes toolbars, icons, and other user interface elements look like a native OS X application. Firefox also uses OS X widgets and spell-checker in web forms and supports Growl for notifications of completed downloads and available updates. A combined back and forward control make it even easier to move between web pages.
·Integration with Linux: Firefox’s default icons, buttons, and menu styles now use the native GTK theme.
·Location bar & auto-complete: type in all or part of the title, tag or address of a page to see a list of matches from your history and bookmarks; a new display makes it easier to scan through the matching results and find that page you’re looking for. Results are returned according to their frecency (a combination of frequency and recency of visits to that page) ensuring that you’re seeing the most relevant matches. An adaptive learning algorithm further tunes the results to your patterns!
·Memory usage: Several new technologies work together to reduce the amount of memory used by Firefox 3 Beta 4 over a web browsing session. Memory cycles are broken and collected by an automated cycle collector, a new memory allocator reduces fragmentation, hundreds of leaks have been fixed, and caching strategies have been tuned.
Wat noch? Eine Auswahl:
# Anti-virus integration: Firefox will inform anti-virus software when downloading executables.
# Vista Parental Controls: Firefox now respects the Vista system-wide parental control setting for disabling file downloads
# Easier password management: an information bar replaces the old password dialog so you can now save passwords after a successful login.
# Tab scrolling and quickmenu: tabs are easier to locate with the new tab scrolling and tab quickmenu.
# Text selection improvements: multiple text selections can be made with Ctrl/Cmd; double-click drag selects in „word-by-word“ mode; triple-clicking selects a paragraph.
# Tags: associate keywords with your bookmarks to sort them by topic.
# Malware Protection: malware protection warns users when they arrive at sites which are known to install viruses, spyware, trojans or other malware.
Haufen Holz, na dann wirds langsam für eine Test Zeit.