Mozilla 0.9.9 Released

Monday March 11th, 2002 today released what will be the last major milestone prior to 1.0, Mozilla 0.9.9. New features in this release include TrueType font support on Unix, SOAP support enabled, MathML support enabled on platforms that support it, new Print Preview toolbar, new Full Screen mode on windows, new popup window preferences, a fix for the zlib vulnerablility on Linux, and more.

You can download Mozilla 0.9.9 on's FTP site, or from their releases page.

With 0.9.9 out the door, the focus turns to the first release candidate of Mozilla 1.0, due later this month, or in early april. Also, expect numerous vendors to release product off the 1.0 branch including possibly Netscape and OEOne. We are working on setting up special Mozilla 1.0 forums, and should have them up by the end of today.

#1 Sidebar users get new version first, again.

by arsa

Monday March 11th, 2002 4:54 PM

That's funny. Looks like sidebar is reading from the database , and front page from cache, or something.

#2 Glory Be the Day

by Waldo

Monday March 11th, 2002 7:23 PM

Man, who woulda thought on that wintery day in Jan, 1998 when Netscape released "the code" that now, *five years later*, we're about to finally release 1.0 of the new browser ;)

What I really want to know, is when they're going to update


Congrats's been a tough battle but we're almost there! W

#3 Re: Glory Be the Day

by Tanaaln

Monday March 11th, 2002 7:37 PM

If it was january 1998, wouldn\'t it have only been 4 years, 3 months, if 1.0 is released in April? ;)

#14 Alright, so it only seems like five years...

by Waldo

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 12:25 AM

Yes you're right...the code wasn't released till march, but if I remember right it was announced in January that the code would be released, etc. and even though it was totally scrapped eventually, it's still a milestone ;)

So I was wrong about the dates, but dammit, it's still cool to be so close to 1.0 :)


#52 March 31st

by grahams

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 12:59 PM

March 31st... I always considered the source release a birthday present... :) Coincidentally, I got the first x86 version of BeOS in the mail that same day... I remember going into geek overload in my dorm room... :)

#5 Re: Glory Be the Day

by asa

Monday March 11th, 2002 8:14 PM

It wasn't January. March 31st. And that codebase was, for the most part, scrapped over the next year.


#31 Re: Re: Glory Be the Day

by macpeep

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 9:12 AM

"It wasn't January. March 31st. And that codebase was, for the most part, scrapped over the next year."

I seem to remember that Raptor / NGLayout / Gecko was already being developed when the source code was released on March 31st 1998. Is this correct?

#35 Re: Re: Re: Glory Be the Day

by asa

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 9:49 AM

Yes, NGLayout was already in development.


#4 ftp site link broken

by strauss

Monday March 11th, 2002 8:14 PM

/pub/releases/mozilla0.9.9: No such file or directory.

#9 Re: ftp site link broken

by AlexBishop

Monday March 11th, 2002 9:17 PM

Should be


#10 Fixed

by kerz

Monday March 11th, 2002 9:27 PM

Fixed, thanks.

#12 Re: Fixed

by strauss

Monday March 11th, 2002 10:12 PM

You're welcome.

#6 TrueType Fonts

by Taerom

Monday March 11th, 2002 8:48 PM

Anybody on Linux have any luck getting the new TrueType font support working? I went through the instructions ( for how to do it, but no dice. There's no indication that Mozilla "scans" my font directory at all, and the Fonts preferences do not list any TrueType fonts. I double-checked the settings in unix.js, but didn't see anything that should keep it from at least *attempting* to use the fonts. There's no error messages or anything, though.

I'm running on Linux 2.4.16 w/ XFree86 4.1.0, and I did make sure I've got FreeType installed properly and where it needs to be... This one's a real puzzler. :) Any ideas?

#7 Re: TrueType Fonts

by Taerom

Monday March 11th, 2002 8:51 PM

Ugh, sorry, the link got b0rked up because I stupidly put it in paranthesis. ;) Anyway, here it is:

#22 Re: True Type Fonts

by protomala

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:07 AM

I got it working by editing my prefs.js and including two lines on it as the instructions: user_pref("font.FreeType2.enable", true); user_pref("", "/usr/share/fonts/truetype");

The problem is that the trye type fonts are always bold for me :(

#104 Re: True Type Fonts - works for me!

by benw

Thursday March 14th, 2002 10:24 PM

i just followed the instructions and it worked for me first time - it looks fantastic! i was always disappointed that the font rendering in mozilla Looked Like Ass(tm) compared to my windows install of mozilla - it looks absolutely fantastic now. i\'m running 0.9.9 on RH7.2. love it!

#11 Re: TrueType Fonts

by kryptolus

Monday March 11th, 2002 9:53 PM

Did you download from cvs and compile? it should tell you if it finds freetype. None of the builds i downloaded from had freetype enabled.

#25 i'm not sure i get it...

by mattdm

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:39 AM

Is there any advantage of using this? My XFree86 configuration already includes freetype support -- I\'ve been using TrueType fonts in Mozilla for years....

#47 AA, not just true-type

by mike

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 11:43 AM

The point is not trueType fonts, it\\\'s anti-aliasing, which does not seem to be compiled into the linux version of 0.9.9. I download today\\\'s build and tried AA using the instructions above. I don\\\'t like it.

#48 Re: i'm not sure i get it...

by Taerom

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 11:53 AM

The thing is, I want anti-aliasing. I fire up Opera and everything is gorgeous, since QT uses FreeType for anti-aliased font rendering. It makes Mozilla's fonts look like garbage. I use Mozilla since it supports all the stuff I need, and Opera isn't as capable in certain areas. I just wish I could have those AA fonts, and have a truly perfect browser. :)

#115 Re: Re: i'm not sure i get it...

by octarine

Wednesday March 20th, 2002 7:36 AM

You can get AA text in mozzila using the gdk-xft project. I have it working on a redhat 7.2 box, and it look great. No luck on debian so far though :(

#102 Re: TrueType Fonts

by AJB

Thursday March 14th, 2002 3:44 PM

FreeType was not in the released 0.99 builds, you should re-install Mozilla 0.99, there are new release files on the Mozilla ftp site whith FreeType support enabled. Note that the rpm packages do not support FreeType. See also Bugzilla #130493 I just installed the new builds and it scans fontdirectories.

#8 Wow

by darnell

Monday March 11th, 2002 9:14 PM

Now I really do have to press control+enter to open a new tab when typing a URL in the address bar ;o) .

Good job. Full steam ahead to 1.0!

#13 The Threshold

by Lancer

Monday March 11th, 2002 10:54 PM

This thing is downloading it at 1.4kb/sec, which i guess is because there are lot of people who want it. Even when i still can not use it, i did decide to do something special. Because being into the threshold of Mozilla 1.0 i believe it deserve.

I hope you like the new design of the site and help to keep the Mozilla machine running.

For best Enjoy, visit it in Full Screen Mode.

#15 It's great!

by pointwood

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 1:52 AM

Thanks a lot Mozilla developers!

This is the first release where my scroll wheel works (well at least so far it does!) and the form handling is also much better!

You made my day! :)

#16 download manager?

by AgePee

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 4:09 AM

what about the download manager, will it be in the next release or is it canceled?

#23 Re: download manager?

by morg

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:31 AM

Hopefully it will be post-1.0.

#41 Re:

by PsychoCS

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 10:43 AM

It'll be a while...

#111 Re: Download manager

by AJB

Monday March 18th, 2002 8:34 AM

It took a 'while' but the downloadmanager is now in the nightly builds...

#17 Excellent

by GAThrawn

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 4:44 AM

That new Page Info window is great. Pretty much all the useful features from 4.x (like MIME type) and some great new ones (like Quirks/Standard rendering mode indicator and the links list).

Yet another great reason why developers will love Mozilla!

Oh and the F11 full-screen on windows is pretty cool too (although I've got a high enough res that I probably won't be using it too often).

#18 Java

by kberk

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 6:44 AM

I downloaded 0.9.9 installed it, then I wanted to add Java support.

I deceded to download JRE 1.4 and try it with Mozilla.

When I installed JRE 1.4, I told it to install the plugin for Netscape 6 and it put the plugin in the Mozilla plugins directory! I don't remember this working in JRE 1.3.x.

Hope they ship the next Netscape with JRE 1.4. I also hope the next release notes mention that Mozilla is now supported in the JRE installer.

#37 Re: Java

by darnell

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 10:10 AM

If Java doesn't work, make sure the following is true: On Windows: Copy the NPOJI610.DLL from C:\JDK*\jre\bin to "\plugins" directory of your installation. On Unix: Make a soft link from /plugins/ to /usr/java/j*/jre/plugins/i386/ns610/ [From the release notes at ]

This is true with any release of Mozilla.

#51 Dude.

by johnlar

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 12:46 PM

He's saying that with the new 1.4 you finally don't have to do that. (Though it almost did sound like he was complaining or confused or something)

#60 Re: Dude.

by darnell

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 2:43 PM

That is what I get for reading too fast ;o) .

#67 Failure

by VlaadtI

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 6:36 PM

Hmm... didn't work at all for me :(

#96 try using a seperate save directory for them.

by dman84

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 9:25 PM

looks like you need to do some reading.. try other threads here, and its been all over the newgroups.. people have gotten it working for 1.4.

#19 Windows Media Player plugin

by pepejeria

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:02 AM

What stops me from using Mozilla instead of IE, is that there is no Windows Media Player plugin. Of course this is not Mozilla fault. Hopefully Microsoft will release this plugin for Mozilla. Are there any alternatives?

#26 Re: Windows Media Player plugin

by zreo2

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:48 AM

Mediaplayer plugin ? Are you kidding ? What for ?

I would understand you if you were talking about a simple, fast-loaded application but No. You are talking about the Mediaplayer (it was ok in windows 98... compare that with the XP version available today!)

Ofcourse there are alternatives... But you don't say what you want to use it for. Windows own media format ?

#29 Re: Re: Windows Media Player plugin

by pepejeria

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 8:23 AM

I want the Media player so that I can listen to radio on (excellent swedish site.)

#38 Re: Re: Re: Windows Media Player plugin

by Waldo

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 10:24 AM

Why not write to and ask them to provide a stream in a friendlier format such as ogg or even streaming mp3?

If enough people ask, they'll surely have to listen. W

#82 Just plug it in

by skeeter

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 7:56 AM

It works fine for me. C:\PROGRAMME\MOZILLA.ORG\MOZILLA\BIN\plugins\npdrmv2.dll Find npdrmv2.dill and place it in your plugin folder.

#46 Re: Re: Windows Media Player plugin

by Rave

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 11:41 AM

U can still use the old 6.4 mediaplayer (its faster and has the ability to display everything ver 8 does) on winXP which is already installed (path: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe) all u have to do is to tell windows to use mplayer2.exe instead wmplayer.exe and copy some dll's to mozilla's plugins directory and the plug-in will work.

#36 Re: Windows Media Player plugin

by asa

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 9:54 AM

Worksforme. I copied the wmp plugin to my Mozilla plugins folder and I watch wmp content all the time.


#39 Re: Re: Windows Media Player plugin

by darnell

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 10:27 AM

How did you copy in the WMP plugin?

#49 Win media player - which plugin did you copy?

by JayeshSh

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 12:02 PM


Which plugin/ dll file did you copy? Which version of the plugin? How does this work?

I'm confused ...


- Jayesh

#59 np*.dll

by beastie

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 2:11 PM

A few nights ago I ran into this problem, and copied np*.dll from Program Files\Windows Media Player into my plugins directory. After that I seem to recall having a working plugin.

#61 THANKS!!!

by darnell

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 2:56 PM

I just tried that and it works!!!

Now I have QuickTime and Media Player plug-ins working. If I could only get the old RealPlayer to work....

#73 Re: THANKS!!!

by pepejeria

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 4:26 AM

Yes, really great, now i am really happy. Really crappy that Microsoft does not release an official plugin for Netscape 6 / Mozilla.

#75 real-player has one too..

by dman84

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 7:04 AM

but I haven't see the dll for it, or tried it out lately, shockwave flash also, even adobe acrobat 5.0 has a plugin that workins in mozilla, GetRight does too..

Java, Quicktime.. what else.. there are several..

try em all.. the easiest way to do this is install ns 6.2.1, install all the apps for media that would have plugins.. then copy your netscape/plugins directory as noted here to mozilla/plugins directory.

#84 It used to go in componets

by skeeter

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 8:02 AM

Hi this nppl3260.dll used to have to be in componets, but now it only seems to work when it is in the plugin folder, anyway it works for me.

RealPlayer(tm) G2 LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In (32-bit)

File name: C:\PROGRAMME\MOZILLA.ORG\MOZILLA\BIN\plugins\nppl3260.dll RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In

Mime Type Description Suffixes Enabled audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer(tm) as Plug-in (*.rpm) rpm Yes

#85 this might help if you don't want to install NS6

by dipa

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 8:03 AM

make a fake netscape.exe into a temporary directorya and tell the plugin installer that this is the Netscape 6 directory. It works, at least for Macromedia plugins.

#88 To get Real Player plug-in to work

by darnell

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 11:41 AM

I just reinstalled the Old Real Player 8. (Not that new RealOne Player that they try to make you use a credit card to get.) It installed 2 files into my Nescape 4.78 plugins directory (nppl3260.dll and I just copied those into my Mozilla plug-ins directory and BAM I now have Real Player running in Mozilla.

Now I have every single Plug-in that I ever use ;o) .

#20 Windows Media Player plugin

by pepejeria

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:02 AM

What stops me from using Mozilla instead of IE, is that there is no Windows Media Player plugin. Of course this is not Mozilla fault. Hopefully Microsoft will release this plugin for Mozilla. Are there any alternatives?

#21 By the way...

by pepejeria

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:03 AM

Every time I reload this page Mozilla asks me what user to use for the forms. Very annoying. Especially when one of the users presented is the title for my former post. How can you skip this? Or remove that information?


#28 you can...

by niner

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 8:06 AM

when Mozilla asks you to save the username for this page say never for this site. In the preferences/privacy & security/manage passwords remove all entries that sound like a title of your postings

#33 Re: you can...

by pepejeria

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 9:22 AM

thanks, would be nice though to be able to do this in the popup that appears.

#55 Re: Re: you can...

by tny

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 1:06 PM

You can say "never for this site" when the popup appears. After you've said "yes," Mozilla assumes (rightly 90% of the time, but not on this site) that you're not going to have to delete or make changes, and so it doesn't give you the popup again. So the 10% of the time you do need to, you go into Preferences.

#24 Re: Windows Media Player plugin

by garfieldbond

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:38 AM

Use Windows Media Player 7.1. When it installs, it detects Netscape 6 (dunno about Moz) and 4.x. You can grab the plugins from N6 and then copy em over to Moz. In WMP8 you'll have to hope it installed it into the 4.x folder. Apparently it only installs the plugin into Netscape when WMP is being installed.

#34 Re: Re: Windows Media Player plugin

by pepejeria

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 9:24 AM

So if you dont have Netscape 6 installed your out of luck?

#42 Re: Re: Re: Windows Media Player plugin

by garfieldbond

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 10:43 AM

Not quite... I'm not sure if it does detect Mozilla or not. If you want to do a few reinstalls/reboots, you can try installs w/o N6, then with, and see if it inserts the plugin either way.

Alternatively, you can see if npwmsdrm.dll and npdsplay.dll and npdrmv2.dll is anywhere on your system. On my Win2k WMP7.1 system it's in the WMP program files folder. It might be there for WMP8 people too. I don't know if this works, but for lack of anything else it's worth trying.

#86 You'll find the dill in windows

by skeeter

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 8:10 AM

Hi Just do a search for npdrmv2.dll and you will find a copy of it in the Program file/windows media folder, just copy it into your plugin folder.

#27 downloads, form submit, etc not working

by AveryRegier

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 8:05 AM

I can't believe how much trouble I've had with Windows milestone .9.9 this morning. It started with downloads not working when trying to download fonts for MathML. Then I find form submissions not working properly (I couldn't post to this forum using .9.9 or do a search on the mozilla site). Then I ran accross a new 'feature', redirection limits. I love Mozilla, but this build is completely unusable for me.

#78 Re: downloads, form submit, etc not working

by dman84

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 7:12 AM

must of been part of the trying this during the slashdotting that was happening..

#30 So new? Reboot for the windows installer.

by emmet

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 8:50 AM

Why does the 0.99 installer insist on my rebooting my Win2K system, is this a new feature?


#32 Re: So new? Reboot for the windows installer.

by turi

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 9:13 AM

Hu? I've installed today two moz0.9.9 on Win2000 machines (not my machines, those of unknowing victims). I didn't have any problems and didn't have to reboot.

#44 Re:

by PsychoCS

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 10:47 AM

Running Win2K Adv. Serv. No reboot for me...

#53 Re: Re:

by tny

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 1:01 PM

Running Windows XP Pro. No robeet for me, neither.

#70 Re: Re: Re:

by MozSaysAloha

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 10:28 PM

When I had WinXP, I never had to reboot to install Moz. However, when it came to older versions of Netscape I was forced to reboot.

#40 View Source Still Doesn't Work ! lol

by xerxes

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 10:32 AM

Can u say flame target for mozilla fanatics.

#43 Re: Waste

by joschi

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 10:47 AM

Hmm.... it worksd fine for me, have you tired looking at to see if its a known bug?

#50 Re: Re: Waste

by WillyWonka

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 12:12 PM

It is a known bug. When he says view source doesn't work he most likely means it doesn't show you the page that you are looking at. It's a really old bug that has never been fixed and people are starting to write about how pissed off they are at it. (Check out the whiteboard and status fields)

And on the most duplicated bug list It's number 1. So please don't file it again.

#54 Re: Re: Re: Waste

by tny

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 1:03 PM

To be more detailed: instead of viewing source from the cache, the view source does an HTTP lookup; which means that some dynamic content looks differently in the browser than it does in view source. It's an annoying bug for web developers, but rarely effects anyone else.

#58 it affects end users too!

by mattdm

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 1:53 PM

or at least, sophisticated ones. I often want to look a the source when I hit a page which doesn't appear to render correctly, or which seems to be doing something the site designer found really clever but just doesn't work in Mozilla. Often, looking at the source code can show useful URLs that can be found to get at the real data.

#65 Only creates problems with POST forms

by arsa

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 4:50 PM

After you do post to another page mozilla doesn't repost data when it reloads page to show source. That's good of course. But the resulting page is wrong, it's the one that you saw before posting (can be previous page even)

#69 And who are the web developers

by vondo

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 8:42 PM

I certainly don't develop web pages or e-commerce sites for a living, but I do a fair bit of CGI stuff to support my work. Most people I know have done some of this at some point.

I think this bug affects more people that you think.

#99 Re: And who are the web developers

by tny

Thursday March 14th, 2002 7:41 AM

quote >>> I certainly don't develop web pages or e-commerce sites for a living, but I do a fair bit of CGI stuff to support my work. Most people I know have done some of this at some point. I think this bug affects more people that you think.<<<<<

Your grandmother does? Give me a break, MOST users do NOT write CGI. I work in a company of 150, 75% of them scientists (60% with Ph.D.s), and I am the only one who has ever written any CGI. Ever.

Mozilla, when it becomes Netscape, is aimed at your grandmother. She's the ideal user. (Mine prefers IE, but I'll break her of that someday).

#81 don't forget users with slow connections (n/t)

by dipa

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 7:51 AM


#45 I hate "Delete earlier installation"...

by tearex

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 11:32 AM

Couldn't the deletion of the earlier installation be postponed to until after the new one works? Now I'm back to 4.79 thanks to a crowded server.

And why does the Linux net installer crash with an empty dialog box popping up about a minute after it should've started downloading?

#56 Oracle single sign-on now broken with 0.9.9!

by mozillabrent

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 1:35 PM

Anyone have any info on why an Oracle PL/SQL package can no longer set cookies in Mozilla 0.9.9? Seems as though some new level of security has been added (nightlies have done this for ~a week), that maybe causes this scenario:

* go to * enter user/pass * PL/SQL procedure calls over to another database (a different machine!), say, which has a procedure to set a cookie. * new html page comes up from * no cookie was ever set! (cookie mgr is EMPTY, and cookie site permissions are set to "can set cookies")

This worked fine for all of 2001 through now - what happened???

#62 Re: Oracle single sign-on now broken with 0.9.9!

by MrSnerg

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 3:44 PM

I also can no longer log in to the novell website ( because it can't seem to set my cookies.

#74 P3P?

by niner

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 5:26 AM

Is P3P enabled? If so try to turn it off. And make sure that enable all cookies is on. Maybe it works

#76 p3p should be in for 1.0

by dman84

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 7:08 AM

I think this will pulled in for 1.0.

#87 Re: lack of cookies hindering login etc.

by mozillabrent

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 10:06 AM

There are now two open bugs that appear to represent this issue:

Let's hear it for Stephen Morse!

#90 Re: Re: lack of cookies hindering login etc.

by MrSnerg

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 4:03 PM

Cool... at least it's a known issue now. (Thankyou Mister Morse!) The problem can be replicated on Windows NT for what it's worth (bugs are listed as OS=linux). The problem has been there in previous version it's just now that it can be predictably replicated, not just intermittantly.


#57 Downloading Problem?

by jorgenson

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 1:46 PM

Have been trying to download 0.9.9 - seemes that the Mozilla download dialog has a wrong path?

It reads ftp://ftp.mozilla...

Think it should read http://ftp.mozilla..

When the dialog box uses the first (ftp://ftp.mozilla) nothing happens

Any help?

#63 problem w/ dragging in 0.9.9

by jyang

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 4:28 PM

0.9.9 dragging on this page is so slow. It used to work well in 0.9.8. What happened?

#64 problem w/ dragging in 0.9.9

by jyang

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 4:30 PM

0.9.9 dragging on this page is so slow. It used to work well in 0.9.8. What happened?

#66 Nice, but here are the problems

by rgelb

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 6:27 PM

Print Preview is nice but I found that you can't select "Selected Frame" in the print dialog. Also, you can't go above 100% zoom in the print preview...

When changing themes, there are artifacts from the old one all over the place.

Moz is still horribly slow on sites like and even newsforge. I can't find an explanation.

#77 Re: that was fixed

by dman84

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 7:09 AM

It was fixed in a nightly the other day.

#68 Sidebar problems?

by SbooX

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:46 PM

Anyone else having issues with the Bookmarks sidebar? Its not skinned anymore and instead looks like a bunch of hyperlinks. I upgraded from 0.9.8 and haven't been using any of the nightlies so I dont know if this is soemthing I should have expected. Looks pretty ugly IMO. I tried deleting mozreg.dat and all files under mozilla's application data but no luck fixing it.

#72 Re: Sidebar problems? (Fixed in the nightlies)

by sconest

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 3:03 AM

It was intentional (see bug 114142 ) but changed afterwards (bug 128815 and just fixed in the nightlies.

If you want to fix this in the milestone, you have to edit skin/modern/communicator/sidebar/sidebarListView.css which is located in the modern.jar file (if you use classic, just replace "modern" with "classic" in the path and filename) and keep the 27 first lines.

-- Gilles

#95 Thanks

by SbooX

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 8:11 PM

I'll try out the nightlies in a few days. Thanks for the tip on how to fix it, but how do I open those silly .jar files in win32?

#71 real player plug -in problem

by rein

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 1:28 AM

First: Mozilla is great and 0.9.9 is even greater.

But now my problem: each time I download a new version or a nightly build not all of my plug-ins are connected to the new version. Last times I first copied the components and plugins folders to the new folder I put the new version in and then do the install. That works great for most of the plugins but not for the real player. Even if the right dll-file is in the components-folder, The plugin seems not to be installed. How to handle this, where to let Mozilla know that the plugin is already there???

#79 Re: real player plug -in problem

by dman84

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 7:20 AM

try installing mozilla before adding plugins directory files.. it sound like you are trying to install real-player then mozilla??

-help me if im wrong here..

#83 real player plug -in problem

by rein

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 8:00 AM

At first I installed a new Mozilla version in a fresh directory and then reinstalled for example the real player. The effect of these, as it looked to me, was that one or two files (for example nppl3260.dll) was added to the directory components c.q. plugins. The files that where added were exact copies of the files in similar directories of earlier versions. To overcome the needed reinstallation of real player over and over again I figured out that just copying those files before and/or after the installation would be all that is needed. For whatever reason this sometimes works and sometimes it does not.

Is there any place I can find information of how Mozilla sees what plugins it has and what files are needed and in what directory. Or Is there a way to install a new version of Mozilla while "copying" all plugins from a previous version?

#89 try using a seperate save directory for them.

by dman84

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 12:33 PM

I have a directory that is seperate from the mozilla folder that I have mozilla stuff in.. one is a plugins directory, that has a copy of all the plugin files I've gotten for ns 6.2.1 and mozilla that I know work.. Then I what do is I uninstall old builds, delete registry keys after say 10 to 20 builds I've installed.. not so most of the time. I install a new nightly to a directory say - which is today's build.. tomorrow I'll download the nightly and install to After I have the setup run, I then open up mozilla/2002-3-13/Mozilla/plugins and copy all the files from the mozilla stuff directory/plugins to this new directory, for each build I do this.. they work every time, you only have to install the programs once on your system..

#94 Re: try using a seperate save directory for them.

by asa

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 8:08 PM

Just keep your plugins in a folder called "plugins" in your Application Data/Mozilla/ directory. They're safe there, mozilla will find them just fine and they won't be over-written with each install.


#97 try using a seperate save directory for them.

by dman84

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 11:01 PM

Thanks Asa,

I tried that, it appears to be working.. I copied all my plugin files to that directory.. I didn't create a plugins folder.

-I'd like to say that I think many users here on this 0.9.9 discussion as well as newsgroups have a hard time figuring out how to get their plugins going.. many people in the past few days are getting those questions over and over and we are writing many posts to help with that.

So maybe the release notes should get a make over here in the plugins department so that it is easy for users to understand how to get them in and working with both a distribution release, without installers.. ie Netscape.. and also migrating to a mozilla only build. I dont have it written out.. but I dont mind if you copy these posts of mine to get it on there.. While I wanna help those who are not in the loop, I just feel more frustrated with answering questions over and over.. I could file a new bug in bugzilla under release notes if you want.


#98 try using a seperate save directory for them.

by dman84

Thursday March 14th, 2002 12:42 AM

that last comment *didn't* work, It has to be a /plugins/ directory off that, application/data/mozilla/ so you have profiles, and plugins.

It didn't work with just putting the plugins in the directory only, it has to be a sub-directory called plugins. So even I screwed that up. :)

I'm trying to find this manually on the release notes, but its not in the plugins section - its actually all over the place: and I'm thinking it would be even more helpful than it already is to end users if it was more consolodated and clarified.

Java is the only thing that is mentioned here in Plugins, and under

Java at the top:

Windows: If you're using the Installer build and you already have JRE 1.3.0_01 on your system Mozilla should recognize it. If it doesn't recognize it then follow the copy instructions for the zip builds.

If you're using the or builds After the JRE is installed on your machine, copy NPJava130_01.dll, NPJava130_01a.dll, NPJava130_01b.dll, NPJava130_01c.dll, and NPOJI610.dll from the install directory (something like C:\Program Files\JavaSoft\JRE\1.3.0_01\bin) to your Mozilla plugins directory (something like C:\Program Files\ Mozilla 0.9.9 \bin\plugins).

and java at the bottom: Java

Some cases have been reported in which Windows 9x/ME Japanese users have a problem starting Mozilla when there is a prior installation of older JDK or JRE under the operating system in use. The JRE 130_01 that ships with Mozilla contains many fixes since the official release of JRE 1.3. If you are using an older version of JRE 1.3 or the US version of JRE 1.3 under Japanese Windows, you may experience this non-start problem.

To determine if the non-starting problem is due to Java installation, follow these steps:

1. Locate the Plugins directory (which is found in the same directory as the Mozilla executable). 2. Remove all the Java plugin files from the Plugins directory, i.e. the files whose names begin with "npjava...". Remove also the NPOJI610.dll file if you find one. Back them up in another directory so that you can restore them later. 3. Restart Mozilla . If Mozilla starts, then you have a Java related non-start problem.

If you have the Java problem as described above or want to install updated JRE 130_01 shipped with Mozilla , follow these steps (Note: This type of problem has not been reported for Windows NT4/2000, but if you experience this problem on the latter two platforms, follow these steps for those platforms also):

1. Click the Start button, open the Settings menu, and choose Control Panel. 2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon and select the Install/Uninstall tab. 3. Locate the old JRE installation (Java Runtime Environment) and delete it. 4. Run the Mozilla installer and choose either "Complete" or "Custom" installation making sure that Java is installed in the latter option. (Note that the "Typical" install does not install the JRE package but if there is an existing JDK or JRE on the operating system, the installer copies Java plugin files and place them into Mozilla 's Plugins directory.) This will install the latest version of JRE 130_01, which works with Mozilla .

-------- If Java doesn't work, make sure the following is true in Java plugins:

On Windows: Copy the NPOJI610.DLL from C:\JDK*\jre\bin to "\plugins" directory of your installation. On Unix: Make a soft link from /plugins/ to /usr/java/j*/jre/plugins/i386/ns610/

#108 Websites with Mozilla plugin help

by JayeshSh

Saturday March 16th, 2002 1:00 AM

Hello rein,

There is a website that I maintain, which currently has some tips on getting plugins to work, with links to copies of Mozillazine posts, and to other websites. The address is:

Also check out Holger's excellent "Netscape tips" site, which also applies to Mozilla.

I try to update my MozTips site every weekend, to keep the informatation current and helpful.

Hope this helps.

- Jayesh

#109 Flash 6.0 is out..

by dman84

Saturday March 16th, 2002 4:19 AM

I seen this yesterday.. while looking for the beta of 6.. it's now downloadable from macromedia..

#110 Thanks for the tips

by rein

Monday March 18th, 2002 1:50 AM

Hello Jayesh,

Very nice page with very useful tips!. Thanks for the hint.

#80 nppl3260.dll

by bandido

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 7:39 AM

I tried this and it worked for me: Copy file nppl3260.dll from the Components directory to the plugins directory. Restart Mozilla (make sure you close Quick Launch before you restart Mozilla.

#105 worksforme + how about realplayer one

by rein

Friday March 15th, 2002 1:34 AM

Jippie. It worked for me too. But why is nppl3260.dll stored in the components directory in the first place. It is a plugin and according to the plugin page I get when clicking help->plugins it is the only plugin that appears in the components directory. It/Was it a mistake in previous versions of Mozilla or has it something to do with realplayer itself.

A related question: I once installed realplayer one, but for whatever reason the plugin did not work in Mozilla at that time (it was slow and stopped displaying movies a couple of times because it has to download information). Is this the reason realplayer 8 is advised as a plugin and not realplayer one?

#91 shortcut key for switching between tabs?

by yumh

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 5:55 PM

is there a way to cycle through or jump to different tabs with a shortcut key?

#92 Re: shortcut key for switching between tabs?

by AlexBishop

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 5:59 PM

Ctrl+PgUp & Ctrl+PgDn. Or whatever it is on Mac/Linux. I forget.


#101 shortcut key for switching between tabs?

by yumh

Thursday March 14th, 2002 12:16 PM

terrific! thanks!

#114 Very Nice!

by mozilla

Tuesday March 19th, 2002 8:14 AM

I have to say.. Although I don\\\'t normally post messages here, I wanted to let people know what a good experience I\\\'ve had with Mozilla 0.9.9. I\\\'ve used mozilla from time to time over the years, and had some good (and not so good) luck with it. Otherwise I\\\'ve used Konqueror for general browsing, given its speed. This latest milestone has been solid, the tab\\\'ed browsing great, and the overall product has been very good.

Congrats to everybody who has helped this project.. and remember, 1.0 is just another version. It will *continue* to do great things, even past a 1.0 release.

#100 Re: shortcut key for switching between tabs?

by mbarrien

Thursday March 14th, 2002 10:33 AM

Ctrl-PgUp/Ctrl-PgDown (I only stumbled into this.... this needs to be documented somewhere!)

#93 Having problems installing on Mac 8.6

by baffoni

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 6:50 PM

Is anyone else getting a Type12 memory error when installing Moz. 9.9 (after the files are extracted and it has copied all of the .shlb files into the viewers folder)? I tried deleting all moz files that I could get to (how DO you open the "invisible" viewer folder?) including the mozilla registry, and then reinstalling, but the system insists on quiting with the type 12 error.

Thanks for any suggestions.

#103 SSL and tabs

by darnell

Thursday March 14th, 2002 7:34 PM

I've noticed that when opening a secure page in a tab, you do not get the same secure page message or security key logo in the lower right corner.

Is is safe to open a secure page in a tab?

#106 Re: SSL and tabs

by klee

Friday March 15th, 2002 11:44 AM

That's bug 101723:

#107 Re: Re: SSL and tabs

by darnell

Friday March 15th, 2002 1:58 PM


#112 PNG problems in Windows?

by marshall

Monday March 18th, 2002 2:05 PM

I've noticed that PNGs get all messed up when I scroll down a webpage in my 0.9.9 version in Windows. Does anyone else have thing problem?

#113 Themes does not work in build 03/18/2002

by bsangam

Monday March 18th, 2002 7:52 PM

Hello All,

The other themes apart from the Classic as well the Modern does not work with build 03/18/2002. Is there a fix for this?