Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1

Wednesday May 22nd, 2002

Netscape today unveiled Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1, the first beta of its successor to Netscape 6. The preview is based on the recent Mozilla 1.0 RC2 build and features most of the enhancements that have been added to Mozilla since Netscape 6.2 was released, including tabbed browsing, print preview, the ability to save complete web pages, email return receipts, message labels and S/MIME support.

Netscape's proprietary components have also been improved. An enhanced Instant Messenger now supports file transfers, buddy icons and communication with ICQ users (though you cannot be signed on to both AIM and ICQ at the same time). Also new is Radio@Netscape, a streaming audio service powered by Spinner.

Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1 is available from Netscape's web site or FTP server. Marketing spiel can be found at the Netscape 7.0 Info Center.

#127 Printing Craps Out Still/Yet/Until

by wmalthou

Tuesday May 28th, 2002 12:20 PM

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NS 7 seems to have all the old Netscape printing bugs and some. Try to print a 3-column window like say MY.YAHOO with stock portfolios left, news articles center, market charts right ... result is TRASH. Prints entire left column down N pages, then center & right down N pages! This is despite setting "shrink to fit width" or going down to "20% scaling etc. Same crap happens when you browse a Reuters news article on Yahoo etc. The "story" gets its own sequence of pages, while the adds and sidebars get their own sequence. Now, go fiddle with the margins/headers/footers stuff, and watch NS screw up some more. Set margins ZERO and the header/footer disappear! They come back at about 0.2" top/bottom (and wonder of wonders, the page now "fits" on one printed page, unlike with default .5" ... most pages give you TWO pages with 3 lines on second page! Does ANYBODY TEST THIS STUFF?