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.
#138 Re: Hmm.
by jonadab <email@example.com>
Wednesday May 29th, 2002 11:14 AM
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> Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Scripts and Windows > uncheck Open a Link in a New Windows
This explains why popup blocking was not touted as a major feature of this release. I saw the hype on the Netscape site, and it mentions tabbed browsing (as well it should -- that's an even bigger feature), but it says nothing about blocking popup ads. Guess they're waiting to introduce that to the general public later, after it has some time to become perfected. Or maybe they just wanted to save a killer feature for next release. Or perhaps like someone speculated they fear advertiser retribution.