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Firefox 1.5 Is Officially Out

Nov 30, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])


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From the Release Notes:

"Here's what's new in Firefox 1.5:

  • "Automated update to streamline product upgrades. Notification of an update is more prominent, and updates to Firefox may now be half a megabyte or smaller. Updating extensions has also improved.
  • "Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance.
  • "Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs.
  • "Improvements to popup blocking.
  • "Clear Private Data feature provides an easy way to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut.
  • "Answers.com is added to the search engine list.
  • "Improvements to product usability including descriptive error pages, redesigned options menu, RSS discovery, and 'Safe Mode' experience.
  • "Better accessibility including support for DHTML accessibility and assistive technologies such as the Window-Eyes 5.5 beta screen reader for Microsoft Windows. Screen readers read aloud all available information in applications and documents or show the information on a Braille display, enabling blind and visually impaired users to use equivalent software functionality as their sighted peers.
  • "Report a broken Web site wizard to report Web sites that are not working in Firefox.
  • "Better support for Mac OS X (10.2 and greater) including profile migration from Safari and Mac Internet Explorer.
  • "New support for Web Standards including SVG, CSS 2 and CSS 3, and JavaScript 1.6.
  • "Many security enhancements..."

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