More of my sites
WinInfo Daily News
SuperSite for Windows
Windows IT Pro Magazine
Thurrott Dot Com
Windows Weekly at TWIT
About this site
For six years, the Internet Nexus served as my technology blog, but I've since started
blogging at the SuperSite Blog instead. If you're looking for the blog, please head there. --Paul
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Planned features for Firefox 3
In my long overdue Firefox 2 review, I complained that Mozilla didn't really add any major new features to the browser in that release. Today, Mozilla released a list of what we can expect from Firefox 3:
Improved interaction with Add-ons: clearer, more coherent language; less steps to install; more visible way to configure add-ons, probably to be moved back to the general Options window, which I hope deeply; more noticeable alerts when updates are available; a permanent restart Firefox button.They'd also like to add private Web browsing, PDF saving of Web pages, and more. It's expected late this year.
[ Posted at 11:32 AM | Permalink ]
Support for remote bookmarks, bookmarks and history annotation.
Files could be handled by web services. If I am reading this correctly, this could mean you would be able to click on an attached document and open it with something like Writely or Google Documents. And perhaps, as I asked Santa, the ability to redirect mailto: links to web email services.
A much needed print support to prevent cut paragraphs and true WYSIWYG.
The much requested MSI installer which will be a much welcomed improvement for IT administrators as it will ease deployment and updating of Firefox across a company.
In the security front: support for Microsoft CardSpace and OpenID (check tomorrow’s article for more coverage on this). Smarter credentials handling.
Airbag, the Google backed open source crash reporting tool will replace currently licensed TalkBack.