Firefox 1.5 Released

Mozilla has released version 1.5 of the award winning Firefox Browser. I have been using the beta and release candidate versions of Firefox 1.5 for a couple of months now and it has been great!

This version introduces an improved update system that clearly notifies you when a new version of Firefox is available and then allows you to easily upgrade.

Another great new feature is the ability to drag and drop browser tabs to reorder them in any way that you like. A similar addition is the ability to drag and drop links onto the tab bar to open them in new tabs. You can also drag highlighted text into the search bar and it will automatically search for it.

The options menus have been completely redesigned to be more intuitive and usable.

If you are still using Internet Explorer as your primary browser, now is the time to change.

Download Firefox 1.5

I also recommend the following firefox extensions:

Minimize to Tray : Allows you to minimize Firefox to the system tray instead of the taskbar. Also works with Thunderbird.

Spellbound : Allows you to spellcheck any form inputs using right-click. This is great for being able to spellcheck blog comments or posts before submitting them.

Forecastfox : Shows your local weather forecast in the firefox status bar

Resize Search Box : Makes the search input resizeable.

Wellrounded : This is just an aesthetic extension, but I like it. It rounds the corners of the firefox location, search, and find inputs.

And if you ever work with web development and programming, the Web Developer extension is essential.

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