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Firefox 3 Beta 5 – Review

Firefox 3 Beta 5, Gran Paradiso’s milestone #13 is here and the list of features and improvement it brings along is pretty long so let’s get started.

For Beta 5, the colors and font sizes have been reviewed and the number of suggestions reduced to six making the menu less obtrusive.

I believe this feature alone is the best Firefox 3 has to offer, justifies Places large resources investment and will become a landmark in Firefox and web browsers in general development. Once you get used to it, there is no turning back.

Visual Refresh — One of the most visible changes are the theme updates in all platforms. On Windows XP and Vista, a large part of the planned new XP icons has been added to the main toolbar, the Options window, the Download Manager, here and there.

Beta 5 brings a rounded left cap to the location bar that echoes the keyhole, a slightly modified reload icon (again with a solid end, *sigh*) and to many’s contempt the home button is back to the navigation bar and out of the Bookmarks toolbar.

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