Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 Released

Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 has just been released as I suspected that it would, here is what is new in this build:

There is a lot in Bon Echo Alpha 3 that we need you to play with and give us feedback on:

And please continue to test out these other features which are new from previous Bon Echo releases:

  • Changes to tabbed browsing behavior
  • Search plugin manager for removing and re-ordering search engines
  • Better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds
  • New microsummaries feature for bookmarks
  • Inline spell checking in text boxes
  • Automatic restoration of your browsing session if there is a crash
  • New combined and improved Add-Ons manager for extensions and themes
  • Extended search plugin format
  • Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions
  • Support for SVG text using svg:textPath




This is a pretty big release. The only other new thing that we will see will be in Beta 1 when it is released in June, it will have the new theme. I’ll let everyone know if I see the new theme in a nightly build before Beta 1 is released.

All you have to do is download the Portable Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 file below. Then you unzip the file and browse for the file PortableFirefox.exe. Just execute that file and you will be running Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3! The profile is kept with the PortableFirefox folder so you don’t have to worry about messing up your other profile and the uninstallation process is simple…just delete the folder!

Portable Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 Download
Download Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 – Windows EXE
Download Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 – Linux TAR
Download Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 – Mac DMG
Mozilla FTP With The Releases
Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 Release Notes