Firefox 2 Officially Released

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Yes, Mozilla Firefox 2 has been officially released.

Firefox 2 officially released

It has no different to previously leaked download link. However, you are adviced to download from Mozilla.com, so that your download will be redirected to local mirros for faster download speed.

By the way, I discovered that Firefox 2 fixed the search in textarea bug, which was there since Firefox PR1.0. Now, page search will include text in textarea. :)

On the other hand, the spelling checker still does not work well for me. It underlines misspelled word but does not give me spelling suggestion. I disabled most of the extensions but no luck. Can other Mac user confirm this?

Update: Mozilla also updated the design of Add-ons page.

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41 Responses to Firefox 2 Officially Released

  1. Vincent October 25, 2006 at 4:33 pm #

    The spell checker works fine to me. When I right click on the underlined word, it will show me some suggestions. Do AdSense’s Firefox refferal upgraded to Firefox2 too?

  2. LcF October 25, 2006 at 4:52 pm #

    @Vincent: Are you on Mac?
    Yes, AdSense Firefox referral is redirected to Mozilla Firefox download page, so it is Firefox 2. :)

  3. Allen.H October 25, 2006 at 11:30 pm #

    Firefox 2 has some small but annoying bugs…=\…is there anyway to downgrade to Firefox 1.5 ?

    Allen.H

  4. LcF October 26, 2006 at 2:03 am #

    @Allen.H: What are the bugs you encounter? You can TRY to uninstall FireFox 2 and install back Firefox 1.5. Make sure you have backup your FireFox user profile and bookmarks.

  5. Sam October 26, 2006 at 7:53 am #

    sometimes the keyboard shortcuts don’t work. i dunno why though.

    it usually happens after i press ctrl + T to open a new tab. after that, i can’t use shortcuts like ctrl +C, ctrl +V and so on. (it doesn’t happen everytime)

  6. louiss October 26, 2006 at 5:08 pm #

    woo…good news to all,i will anounce it to my friends!thanks lcf!

  7. LcF October 26, 2006 at 7:23 pm #

    @louiss: thanks for separate the news :)

  8. wong October 27, 2006 at 9:29 pm #

    Liew, did you try to right-click the miss spell word? I tried and it works all the way for me…

  9. LcF October 28, 2006 at 12:56 am #

    @wong: ya… you think I haven’t tried left/right button? :)

  10. KS November 22, 2006 at 9:56 am #

    my ff2 is PRONE to hang… it happened almost on daily basis! ver1.5 was more stable… never encountered this problem

  11. WENDY February 8, 2007 at 5:36 am #

    I thought this version was goingto be better but it hangs and closes almost every darn time I try to reply to someones email in yahoo!. Is there a fix for that? I am getting rid of this one till there is or there is an updateed version 2 and going to go search for the old version that doesnt piss me off. Thanks!

  12. Timmeh February 24, 2007 at 6:49 am #

    I’ve for ff2 in Linux. On my laptop spell checking works fine. On my desktop I have the same issue. I’d love to find out what causes it.

  13. LcF February 25, 2007 at 12:46 pm #

    I discovered that disable the “All-in-one Gestures” will bring the spell checking back.

  14. JR June 8, 2007 at 7:18 am #

    for several months I’ve tried using FF2. I’m completely dissatisfied so I’ve downgraded back to FF1.5. I had both versions installed and would try 2.0 occasionally only to find it way bloated.

    Whenever you install FF2, you can insall to a different directory. In this case, I used \progfiles\mozilla\FireFox2…

    And I don’t belive FF removes your bookmarks…profile..upon uninstall… at least it’s never happened to me.

  15. penkapp August 20, 2007 at 6:28 pm #

    @LcF
    I can confirm this. All-in-one gestures extension breaks the spelling suggestions/add to dictionary context menu items for Firefox 2.0.0.6 Mac.

  16. LcF August 20, 2007 at 6:56 pm #

    @penkapp: yes, but seems like all-in-one gestures extension is death. :-(

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