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Mozilla Firefox 2.0

If you haven't downloaded Firefox 2.0 yet, do it now. One thing I love: it has a built in spell check. I downloaded my new version yesterday morning, and later, when I was writing a new post here at Wizbang, I noticed that if I misspelled a word, a little red underline appeared below it. When I right clicked on it, I was given a number of choices to pick from or the option to enter the word into the dictionary. I thought it was a new feature that Kevin installed at Wizbang and was going to write to thank him.

But when I wrote a post earlier this morning at my personal blog, I got the same spell check. So, this new feature wasn't coming from Wizbang but from my Firefox 2.0 browser. Very cool.

I'm sure there are a number of other new features to Firefox 2.0 that I have yet to discover, but this one is great.


Comments (7)

Ever since switching away f... (Below threshold)
Alan:

Ever since switching away from IE to FF I've noticed a marked decrease in spyware, hijackers and other nuisances.

I've been using FF for some... (Below threshold)
Retread:

I've been using FF for some time but, oddly enough, when I clicked on the Check Updates buttons in response to your post it found none. I had to use your link to get V 2.0, so thanks for the heads up, and the link.

"when I clicked on... (Below threshold)
hdw:
"when I clicked on the Check Updates buttons in response to your post it found none."

FireFox 2 is a new version, it isn't considered an update. Mozilla seems to work that way. You could keep 1.5 for a while if you wanted, and you might even get security updates to it.

hdw, thanks.... (Below threshold)
Retread:

hdw, thanks.

I like FireFox, and I'm goi... (Below threshold)

I like FireFox, and I'm going to download the new one to check out the RSS reader. As for the spell check - OS X will do that in almost any program.

I loaded the alpha version(... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

I loaded the alpha version(Bon Echo) back in March. It was very usable even as a first release.
I have three laptops and two desktops running Windows XP Professional that I use off and on. I have opened Internet Explorer once on all five units, to download Mozilla Firefox.
These folks do a good job.

I see on the Mozilla site t... (Below threshold)
hdw:

I see on the Mozilla site that they are going to "offer" an upgrade to people still using 1.5 in a few weeks. Sounds like they'll just get a message rather than an automatic upgrade.




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