Camino 2.0 Released

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Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2009, 05:22
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Late Wednesday, the Camino Project released version 2.0 of Camino, its free, open source web browser.
The new version, a 15.9 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:

Improved tabbed browsing:
– The Tab Overview feature displays a grid of thumbnails of the tabs in the current window.

– Tabs can be rearranged by dragging and dropping.

– Command-click now defaults to opening links in new tabs instead of new windows.

New security features:
– Camino now supports the Google Safe Browsing service to provide warnings about many potentially malicious websites.

– Camino now displays error pages for secure web pages using invalid or untrusted certificates.

Full content zoom:
– Camino now has support for making the entire contents of a web page bigger or smaller.

Download notifications:
– If Growl is installed, Camino will generate notifications when downloads begin and finish.

– On Mac OS X 10.5 and higher, Camino will bounce the downloads folder in the Dock when a download finishes.

Recently closed pages:
-The History menu now contains a sub-menu listing the last 20 closed web pages.

Improved support for Full Keyboard Access:
– When Full Keyboard Access is enabled, tabbing now moves correctly through the entire browser window.

Enhanced annoyance blocking:
– Camino now includes an exceptions list to allow disabling “Block Flash animations” on a per-site basis and an “Allow Flash From This Site” contextual menu item to ease adding sites to the exceptions list.

New AppleScript capabilities:
– AppleScripts can now obtain the HTML source or text of an entire web page or of a selection.

– Added AppleScript support for setting the active tab in each browser window.

Web content support:
– Camino now uses version 1.9.0 of Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine, which contains thousands of bug fixes, better web plug-in compatibility and performance, enhanced support for web standards, and new technologies like JavaScript 1.8.

Camino requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run.
If you’ve tried the new version of Camino and have any kind of feedback about it, let us know.

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One Response to “Camino 2.0 Released”

  1. Been using 2.0 since its late-Wed. release and no issues to report…. Seems “better” than 1.6.