Netscape Releases 6.1
Wednesday August 8th, 2001
Netscape today released Netscape 6.1, which comes off the 0.9.2 branch. Visit the download page at Netscape for the build. Mozilla builds matching 6.1 are available in the July 27 0.9.2 nightly directories.
#161 Re: questions, observations, erections, bukowski
Tuesday August 14th, 2001 12:52 PM
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"2) cursor:hand doesn't work. Why not? This is STRONGLY needed. (Though I just accidentally stumbled upon the fact that, for some bizarre reason, cursor:pointer brings up the hand. Huh???)"
cursor: pointer is the official W3C thingy. cursor: hand is IE's proprietary method. Some people have suggested that both could be supported but this would just encourage bad CSS. I believe IE6 finally gets it right, so it won't be an issue for long.
"8) Menu: a) if you won't allow customization of the menu, then please at least change the position of the home button. Please put it on the main menu so I can get rid of the little bar it's on. Annoying waste of screen space. b) allow small icons/text for the main menu bar so it can be smaller. c) how do I get moz without debug/qa menus, etc?"
I believe these are all filed as RFEs (Requests for Enhancements) in Bugzilla. I'm sure someone else will supply the bug numbers (me if I get bored enough to search for them).
"9) can't I specify my search engine?"
Edit > Preferences > Navigator > Internet Search. Mozilla doesn't have too many (Netscape Search, ODP, Google and some Moz-specific ones) but Netscape 6 has more (Lycos etc.) but there seem to be less in 6.1 than there were in 6.0 and 6.01 (though it depends on the content packs you've got installed). You can download new search engines from the Sherlock project at Mozdev (though I've noticed some seem to break the Search Sidebar tab). <http://sherlock.mozdev.org/>
"10) the graphic on start up looks like the bottom centimeter is cut off. I know he's on a cliff or something, but it looks bad."
The gap is there so that loading status can be shown in it (a la Netscape Navigator 3.x and Netscape Communicator 4.x). This wasn't implemented when the graphic was designed but a space was placed there for in preparation. We're still waiting.