Over the next few days Mozilla will be making the official announcement that Firefox 3 Beta 2 is available, but you don’t have to wait until then to get your hands on it! We’ve got an easy-to-use downloader below that puts you just one click away from downloading the latest version.
Don’t expect Firefox 3 Beta 2 to contain mounds of new features though, because that is not what the Beta’s are all about. Mozilla’s biggest focus right now is on stability and enhancing the features that have already been implemented. With that being said there are a few new things listed below that you may or may not like.
The download page has not been officially posted by Mozilla yet, but we’ve made it easy for you to get your hands on Firefox 3 Beta 2. Just select your language from the drop-down menu, and then click the button corresponding to your operating system:
Note: At this time the official release notes page for Firefox 3 Beta 2 has not been fully updated.
Those of you who tried out Firefox 3 Beta 1 won’t notice much of a difference in Beta 2, but there are a few things that I thought was worth mentioning:
- Places is a little more put together – If you open up the Places organizer you’ll see that it contains a few new things since Beta 1. There is now a History section, a “folder” for navigating through your tagged bookmarks, and a new “unfiled” directory for bookmarks that you haven’t taken the time to place into a folder (a.k.a. you just clicked the star button).
- New Address Bar – I won’t go into too much details about this since we’ve already covered it pretty thoroughly, but as seen in the animated screenshot below the Address Bar is much bigger:
- Some small visual differences – There are a few smaller visual differences, such as the bookmark star button appearing inside the address bar and the disappearance of the Go button. And no, there is no Go button located in the Customize area for you to add it back. Sorry for all of you who were fans of the Go button, but I always removed it anyway.