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's web site or FTP server.

#4 Prefetching only downloads it to cache.

by ChuckChunder <>

Thursday October 17th, 2002 12:05 AM

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It doesn't create new windows for the resources it retrieves. It just means the resources will already be in cache if they are requested by the user.<bR><br> Also because prefetching needs to be specifically directed by the person creating the page it shouldn't cause an unwanted increase in traffic.<br><br>I suppose Mozilla only knows if it is idle. Eg if you have another app doing an FTP download then the Mozilla prefetching could grab bandwidth from that.