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Mozilla previews Firefox 1.5 with better OS X support

updated 08:55 am EDT, Fri September 9, 2005

Firefox 1.5 beta available

Mozilla.org has released early preview of Firefox 1.5, the next version of the open-source browser. , now available for download, offers better support for Mac OS X, according to the developers. Code-named "Deer Park," the preview release is designed for testers, extension/theme authors and Web developers. Version 1.5 offers an improved software update system, faster Back and Forward navigation, a feature for clearing private browsing data, drag-and-drop reordering of browser tabs, a redesigned Options/Preferences window and better popup blocking. Mozilla also included broader support for web standards, including with support for Scalable Vector Graphics, JavaScript 1.6 and more CSS. The developer also said that Accessibility is improved (including new DHTML accessibility features) and that security has been enhanced. The next beta is scheduled for early October, while the final release, for most users, is expected by the end of the year.




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