A useful feature that is already available in Gran Paradiso Alpha 3 that I haven’t noticed before is the ability to make multiple discontinuous selections.
As of Firefox 2, selections are limited to continuous areas only. With this new option you can make an initial selection as usual and then keep adding text chunks by pressing the Ctrl key while making and additional selection, you can then print or copy to another application just like typical selections. I succesfully pasted a selection that included text and images in Word and Thunderbird with no problems.
It is a very helpful feature many users will appreciate as a time saver.
It is not perfect yet as it conflicts with table cell selections which also use the Ctrl + select combo. I have had mixed printed results ranging from scattered chunks of text to total messes. Accessibility issues remain unsolved as well. But we’re in the very early stages of Firefox 3 development and I guess the most complicated part is done, we can expect this to get ironed by the final release.