A few days ago, I've installed Firefox 3 beta 2 for Mac OS X.
It features new security mechanisms, a new URL bar auto-completion, a download manager that can be used by a human, a new password management and a faster rendering engine a bit more integrated to the os.
The first thing that surprised me is the new rendering engine using a new way to render fonts that forbids the use of non anti-aliased fonts : even setting "AppleAntiAliasingThreshold" to a very high value does not disable anti-aliasing
Anyway, it looks faster and this is a good news as Firefox is quite slow compared to Internet Explorer and Opera. But the more useful new feature is the way stored password are managed. The password manager do not ask you anymore before submitting a password form if you want save this password, but it asks you after you've submitted the form. This is especially useful because you can choose to remember the password only if the login was successful and not a priori.
Download Firefox Beta Version.
Firefox 3 beta 2 Release Notes.
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