Version History of Mozilla Phoenix 0.1

Customizable toolbar

  • The Phoenix toolbar is easily and quickly re-configured. Users can re-order the buttons and addressbar, can show large or small icons, and can chose to display buttons and text, text only of buttons only. The feature, available from the View|Customize Toolbar... dialog is a convenient way for the user, not the application, to determine what works best for her.

Earch for Bookmarks and History

  • The Bookmarks and History managers contain a quicksearch bar for quickly and easily filtering the list of bookmarks or history items. Quicksearch makes managing these lists faster and much more convenient.

Speed, Speed, and Speed

  • Phoenix was designed with performance as a primary goal. The XUL experts built a browser that starts in nearly half the time of Mozilla and its commercial derivatives. New windows also snap into existence almost twice as fast as Mozilla and commercial derivatives.

Overhauled Bookmarks Manager

  • Phoenix fixes lots of common problems with the bookmarks manager, and adds new undo/redo capability.

New Look

  • The Phoenix browser has a fresh new look that combines the stylish icons of the Orbit theme with respect for the system colors/skins/fonts of the Mozilla Classic theme.

Reasonable Default Settings

  • The Phoenix developers believe that the browser should just "do the right thing". They have configured behaviors for pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, and other features to simply "do the right thing".
  • And this is just the beginning. The Phoenix team are already hard at work on the Phoenix 0.2 release, targetted for October 1st, in which they plan to deliver more great features including:
  • Satchel
  • Satchel is a replacement for Mozilla's Wallet functionality. Satchel includes major usability improvements like the often-requested inline autocomplete of webforms.

Plug-in and Add-on Manager

  • With the scores of great plug-ins, add-ons and other extensions that are being developed at mozdev.org and elsewhere the need for a mechanism to selectively enable and disable these plug-ins as well as conveniently uninstall XPI extensions has become quite obvious. Phoenix developers see this need and are working to address it.

Download Manager

  • The Mozilla download manager provides a convenient way to see all of your downloads in one place but is short on power and looks. The next Phoenix release will sport a new and improved Download Manager.

Prefs

  • All your favorite prefs will be back.