Friday, December 2

Firefox 1.5 is out!

I suppose I would be remiss not mention the fact that Firefox 1.5 is now available at However, I'm still not using it.

It runs really well on my Mac. The speed is great, and it feels much more integrated into OSX than its previous counterparts. However, it doesn't yet support my browsing habits. My most important extensions, TextZoom and Hit-a-Hint, don't work just yet (though momokatte has poked his head out after a five-month hibernation to let us know that TextZoom is presumably being worked on). Also, the app loses keyboard focus when hitting command-W to close a tab. This is horrible for me, since I basically do all my browsing with the keyboard and it's very annoying to have to keep reaching for the mouse to click into a window and regain focus.

It looks like a really great product, but unfortunately I won't be able to make it my primary browser for a while.

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