Archive for Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Firefox 2.0 RELEASED!

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0, Mozilla News

Mozilla has OFFICIALLY released Firefox 2 to the getfirefox.com site. If you are wishing to link to the Firefox 2 download please use the above link. Please not link to the FTP server as it is not designed to accommodate the massive amount of traffic that would be directed via a hot-link.

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Firefox 2.0: Session Restore Tweak

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0, Tips & Tweaks

Starting with Firefox 2.0, Session Restore allowed you to restore your Firefox session to exactly the way it was prior to the browser crashing. It can also be changed to work like Session Saver and Tab Mix Plus, in that when you reopen the browser it will be exactly the way it was when you closed it last. This use to be an about:config tweak, but has since been placed in the options menu.

To have Firefox to restart where you were when you last closed it:

  1. From Firefox Tools Menu select Options…
  2. From Main in the Startup section, When Firefox starts: select from the drop-down menu Show my windows and tabs from last time
  3. Click OK

Firefox 2 Review

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 by El Guru in Blogs, Firefox, Fx 2.0, Links

I have said a lot about Firefox 2, but in case you are wanting a “second opinion”, check out Percy Cabello’s post at Mozilla Links:

“After eleven months in development Firefox 2 is expected to be released tomorrow. As of this writing, Release Candidate 3 released last week will just be renamed to Firefox 2 and so be it. You can get Firefox 2 (on late Tuesday 24).Since its first release, back in November 1.0, the web browsers landscape has changed a lot. Competition is back and security, performance and features are again topics when talking about web browsers. Internet Explorer 7, Safari 2 and Opera 9 are all playing along and the great winners are of course us, the users.”

Mozilla Links >> Firefox 2 Review

Firefox 2.0: SSL 2 Tweak

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0, Tips & Tweaks

Firefox 2, no longer allows you to enable SSL 2 encryption protocols due to the fact SSL 2 is not very secure. However, some folks may run into sites that insist you have SSL 2 Protocol enabled. Once again a simple about:config change:

  1. In a new tab type about:config in the address bar and press enter or open the about:config editor if you have the extension
  2. In the filter field enter security.enable_ssl2
  3. Double click the entry so the value is true
  4. Close the tab or about:config editor

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