Firefox 2

By Deane Barker on May 14, 2006

Bon Echo (aka Firefox 2) Alpha 2 Review : The alpha of Firefox 2 is out. Some neat stuff:

  • Automatic search term suggestion for selected search engines, a la Google Suggest
  • More control over tab behavior, including better placement of the tab close button
  • Automatic formatting of raw RSS feeds (a la Feedburner — see this site’s raw feed there)
  • Integrated spellchecking of textareas (there’s a plugin for this — SpellBound — but it’s about flippin’ time that someone built this into a browser)
  • Integrated MicroSummaries in your bookmarks


  1. Well, Safari has spell checking in text area, and you can access the built-in dictionary on any word anywhere (not just text area) at will.

    Firefox disables both of these – and it’s the reason why neither I nor my department will use it.

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