Thursday, November 18, 2004

Firefox 1.0 features

Its slightly over a week since I've been using Firefox and I couldn't resist the temptation to write about some of the features that I liked in it.

Here are some features that I like, in no particular order -

Secure site - Firefox makes it very clear when you're visiting a secure website. The address bar glows yellow and a lock appears on the rightside.

The integrated search is a very good feature in firefox. It allows you to select your favourite search-engine from a drop-down list and even allows you to add one if its not listed.

As a part-time web developer, I find myself fishing through the output of the View Source… menu looking for some little snippet of code like a needle in a haystack. The Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox browsers have a great and little-known feature that makes this job much easier.

Select an area of a web page in one of the Mozilla browsers, and right click on the selection. Choose “View Selection Source”. This option brings up a view source window showing only the source from the area around your selection, the with exact source of your selection already selected in the View Source window.

Very nice.


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