firefox 1.5 released - if you can find it

You'd think it would be easy to find Firefox 1.5 just after its release, but at the moment getfirefox.com is forwarding to mozilla.com, which links back to getfirefox.com... mozilla.org has a big banner telling you to go to mozilla.com; but it does link to "Firefox 1.5 released" in their news area. That takes you to a page with the release candidate, but if you click "Firefox 1.0" it will take you through to the Firefox 1.5 release page.

Mozilla's flagship product has a major new release, yet their web presence is a mess. Whoops!

So anyway, if you still care about Firefox 1.5 after all that, head over to www.mozilla.com/firefox and grab a copy :)

All jokes aside, I'm not seeing much on the Firefox 1.5 release notes which explains why this wasn't just a point release to 1.1. Yes, I know it's just marketing hype and not a real version number; but it still irks me when people treat ".5" like a major version. The only notable feature addition is the automated update, which should definitely make life easier. The rest... well the rest isn't going to impress Opera users, who've been enjoying features like 'clear private data' and drag-and-drop tab reording for a long time now. Good to see them added to Firefox though.

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Comments

  1. Blogger Jonah Dempcy, December 01, 2005 5:37 pm: 

    Yeah, you can tell they're getting desperate to find new features to promote in the Release Notes when they put "Answers.com is added to the search engine list." Umm, what about the other 20 search engines I had installed? Upgrading to 1.5 actually removed all of my custom search engines ...

    Another thing that really bugs me is that immediately most my favorite extensions don't work any more! I can't live without ImageZoomer (plugin that allows you to immediately double the size of any picture on the screen through right-click menu) ... Not to mention drag-and-drop upload, fireFTP, search engine manager, and the del.icio.us right-click plugin.

    Oh well, I imagine most of the plugins will be updated soon enough.

    Is there anything else really functionally useful besides the clear personal data and the reorganization of tabs?

  2. Anonymous Anonymous, December 06, 2005 3:18 am: 

    Sorry, I donĀ“t speak english. But I can tell you where to find a extension ImageZoomer like, or better, that works fine in Firefox 1.5.- I was sad like you, until I found it.
    Best regards,
    Dan
    http://image-zoom-extension.softonic.com/ie/46008

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