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Thursday November 22, 2007
09:42 PM

Firefox 3 Beta 1 review

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The most bizarre thing about Firefox 3 is that it is practically identical to Firefox 2, just a tad faster. The render speed is faster, startup and shutdown is faster, things feel snappier all round.

Not mind-blowingly faster, but the same ongoing gradual speed improvement Firefox has show with every release of note.

I can only assume that Firefox/Gecko has been refactored under the covers big time (I believe it has SQLite embedded for various things now, for example).

So yeah, no new features .

Except one, and it corrects my biggest browser hate.

Until now, browsers would throw a pop up when you logged in to some site "Do you want to remember this password".

Trouble is, my answer is normally "Yes, if it is the CORRECT password" because half the time I don't remember the password, and I'm randomly throwing on of the 3 or 4 passwords I use for online stuff I don't care about at it.

So I either answer Yes and risk pollution, or No and don't get the chance to remember it. Suck.

Firefox 3 disposes of the popup, and puts a little ribbon at the top of the page AFTER you login with two buttons "Remember" or "Never for this site".

If you don't want it to remember, the default anyway, you just do nothing and continue onwards.


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