Mozilla 1.2 Beta Released
Wednesday October 16th, 2002
Mozilla 1.2 Beta is here! With this latest release come new features like link prefetching, viewing toolbars as text/images/both, GTK theme for Linux Mozilla (when in the classic theme), filter after the fact and filter logging in Mozilla Mail, bookmark groups as start page, and much, much more. Along with the new features come many stability and performance improvements and new code for yet to be enabled features like XFT font support. Check out the Release Notes for more details and a list of known issues. As usual, builds are available from mozilla.org's web site or FTP server.
They were confusing, didn't function as new users expected, and allowed newbie users to collapse toolbars in an unusual way (i.e. differently than any other application). Grippies are gone (and have been for almost 2 weeks) until they are made to not suck. There are bugs filed to have grippies drag the toolbars (like in IE), which is more in line with expectations and established UI designs.
Believe me, this issue garnered a LOT of discussion on both sides, but after reading everything written I was convinced that grippies gotta go! :-)
You can still hide toolbars with the View menu for now. The Sidebar will keep its grippy because its use isn't confusing (multipane views are common), and because it provides actual functionality (resize sidebar).
For a full discussion, check out: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=112534>
Use Grippies to Drag Toolbars: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172818>