mozilla.org Releases 0.9.2.1
Tuesday August 14th, 2001
mozilla.org today released the source code for 0.9.2.1, which is the code that matches Netscape 6.1. This comes from the 0.9.2 branch, and is being made available both as part of the MPL license requirement, and as a way for third parties to easily use it to write compatible plugins and addon features to Netscape 6.1, as well as Mozilla.
#36 A use for favicons
Friday August 17th, 2001 3:53 PM
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I've never used Konqueror because I don't run KDE (or GNOME) on my Linux systems so I never thought about the following use before for favicons that many sites use because of IE's support for them:
Using the web pages icon in the taskbar if it provides one would give an additional visual clue to which site each window is which is useful if you have a lot of windows open and can't see much of the text, it'd take the concept of app icons one step further, as well as being easy to spot the Mozilla mail and composer windows due to their icon you'd also be able to easily see which window has Google in it and other sites...
This is the sorta feature that has use, but also has the sorta gimmicky value that would make the likes of CNET really love it.
Of course not everyone will like it, but it should be made a pref even if it's a hidden pref so power users or mozilla distributors can turn it off.