Firefox 1.5 RC(Release Candidate)1 was released a few days ago. So, because an exam and assignment are looming, it seemed an opportune time to install a new browser.
Just in case, I made a backup of my profile using MozBackup. I read somewhere, that it was worth uninstalling Firefox 1.0.7 before upgrading… so did that. Having downloaded 1.5 RC1, the install was very quick.
- Profile all in tact.
- I was worried about incompatible plugins. It’s not too bad though – just under half of my installed plugins were not compatible, but that’s why 1.5 is only a RC – giving developers the opportunity to catch-up. Despite some plugins not being compatible, Firefox handled them with style. They have simply been set to “disabled” – when new versions become available, I’m sure the extensions manager will find the update.
- One plugin I am missing is the official Google Toolbar.
- Movable tabs – a nice new feature previously available through plugins. Allows you to reorder your open tabs.
- Oh, and if there are spelling mistakes in this post, that’s because the SpellCheck Library extension for the SpellBound extension is not compatible.
One nice new extension I’ve installed is Expose Extension. Much like Apple’s Expose, on pressing F9, you are presented with a screenshot for all your open tabs, click to navigate to that tab. [seen on CommandN]
I’m sure there are other nice features, but I haven’t been paying attention to other people’s blog posts about them…