Firefox 2 will allow users to resume browsing sessions; Mozilla Firefox 2 RC3 will restore windows, tabs, text typed in forms, and in-progress downloads from the last user session. This feature will engage by default when installing application updates and extensions, as well as prompting for resuming a session not ended because of system failures.
Another novelty for Firefox users will be that website microsummaries can be bookmarked with a "Live Title" flag.
Support for storing structured data on the client side was also improved to enable better handling of online transactions and performance when dealing with large amounts of data, such as documents and mailboxes. This is based on the WHATWG specification for client-side session and persistent storage.
On news of increasing market share, Mozilla announced that it launches a brainstorming effort for the development of Firefox 3:
"We are currently in the early development stage for Firefox 3, and would like to collect all the ideas for feature enhancements in a single place. Our goal is to create a single index that lists what sorts of things we're thinking of doing."
Mozilla Firefox 2 RC3 is available for Windows, Mac OS X , and Linux i686.
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