Firefox 2 is go.

Firefox 2 is finally out. Check the release notes for more. I’ve backed-up my old profile, and am now running on a clean one. To me, the browser profile is even more important than a Desktop. I’ve customized Firefox to such an extent that using a default setup is jarring. Getting Firefox too ‘feel right’ again is a long process:
  • Restoring my bookmarks, and getting the Bookmarks toolbar to behave again. My toolbar setup is something I’ve perfected over time. Screen real-estate is important, especially when you’re on 1024×768.
  • Installing the extensions I have to use again. I’ve filtered down this list to only Adblock Plus, All-in-One Gestures, Flashgot and Greasemonkey of course. The rest I manage without for now.
  • Loading the various Greasemonkey scripts I’ve accumulated over time. Mainly for using Gmail the ‘right way’.
  • Signing on to the multitude of sites I visit daily.
That’s mostly it. Congrats to the Mozilla team, Firefox 2 does seem to be very nice. And using a new profile means it’s quick.

Comments (2)

  1. Nikhil wrote::

    The browser profile is even more important than a Desktop. I’ve customized Firefox to such an extent…

    Ditto. Thanks for the backup link. I'm sticking to the old version until I get the time to back everything up (including four profiles). Did you have any trouble with the extensions, or have all of those transitioned to 2.0 as well?

    Also, how did you rein in the bookmarks toolbar? That's a major problem that I'm facing. Signing in to sites again??? I've forgotten which passwords I use for which sites. Gah.

    Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 10:40 #
  2. Ankit wrote::

    Check out an old version of my toolbar setup I'd uploaded onto Flickr a long while back… My current setup is quite similar though.

    This Lifehacker article has some even better customizations, am thinking of switching.

    Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 13:35 #