Firefox 2: It’s The Little Things That Count

I’ve been using the Mac version of Firefox 2.0 on my Mac Pro at work for the last few days and I have to say that it’s a pretty nice package. It remembers your session if your browser happens to crash, meaning that you won’t lose all those hard-fought tabs if FF should crap out on you. It seems to be generally faster, which is nice.
Spell check 1
But nicest of all is the integrated spell-checker. Now, forum posts, blog posts and yes, even work-related stuff benefits from an immediate “your spelling sucks”-type feedback mechanism.
Spell Check 2
Expect the quality of my posts to skyrocket, baby! I know y’all only come here for the spelling and grammar. Philistines.

6 Comments

  1. I believe I was. I haven’t had a chance to test it out for FF2 yet, though – the old version I had wasn’t compatible and I haven’t been able to hunt down a newer one.

  2. Does FF2 only remember all the tabs when there’s a crash? I’m testing it out now and noticing that when I close it the tabs aren’t remembered and I can’t find any options to keep things that way.

  3. nobrainer:
    My copy does indeed seem to do that, but I too am at a loss to find where in the settings it is specified.
    I’m willing to bet it’s hidden in about:config somewhere.

  4. I think I found the answer: here.

    To get the previous state to appear upon starting Firefox, you need to select “When Firefox starts: Show my windows and tabs from last time” from the main Firefox options.

  5. Ah yes, a leading contender for “last place i would have looked.” Which puts it on the list somewhere lower than the crack between couch cushions to where my remote disappears.
    Thanks Doug (as usual).

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