Firefox 2.0! Hooray!

I’ve downloaded and installed Firefox 2.0 on my iMac at home and my Windows XP laptop at work. I have to say, I’m impressed. At first when Firefox told me that Tab Mix Plus wasn’t compatible with 2.0, I was upset. They are promising a 2.0 compatible version real soon now.

Then I discovered that most of its functionality had been incorporated into the core implementation. The only feature that I miss is the ability to click on a tab and duplicate it. When I looked in the add-on directory, I discovered an extension called Duplicate Tab that does what I want. I downloaded and installed it and when I told the installer to restart Firefox I was pleased and surprised when Firefox came up with the same tabs loaded. Nice feature.

I don’t know if its just me but the rendering of photographs, in particular scaled jpegs, seems crisper. I haven’t delved into the release notes to verify that though. It may just be the shiny new default buttons and the crisp new tab implementation make me think that the page itself is crisper. In any case, I like it a lot.