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.
#80 Image blocker needs new powers
Friday October 18th, 2002 12:56 PM
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Mozilla has a great feature: blocking images. This is great for blocking those annoying ads that almost every page has. But a lot of the sites also seem to have Flash ads which can be just as annoying. I was recently on Yahoo mail. I blocked the ad image. When I reloaded the page, I found a flash ad in it's place. Maybe yahoo is trying to be "smart". But it would be great if one could somehow block these pesky flash files too.
I know you can right click on the flash ad and select it not to play, but it would be nice if we could block dem suckaz
And I defently think a flexible toolbar is very important for mozilla. A flexible toolar can give you a "free" feeling. Otherwise, it's like your trapped with what you are given. We need to have the toolbar customizable like IE. Phoenix toolbar is heading in the right direction. But I think it would be nice to be able to drag all tollbars into one row like IE.
I do like the fact that we can use image buttons only in the classic theme. Until now, I used to think the "Classic" theme looked pretty ugly...but now that it is saving me some space, I dont mind it...in fact I actually like it now.
Also, as someone else mentioned, Mozilla's UI needs to be cleaned up and made consistant. I see a lot of places where there are borders.
Mail/news still looks like a very buggy product. Mozilla is very stable, but that does not mean it is bug-free. It has a lot of things that still dont work right...not even in 1.0...which is supposed to be a finished product.
I dont want to sound like I am bit*hing. I do love Mozilla. In fact, I switched to Mozilla as my primary browser as far back as 0.9. I cant imagine switching back to IE now. The two killer features for me are tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking. It truely is a nightmare surfing the web without those two features. But to be honest, Opera and Netcaptor also offer these features. So Mozilla being buggy does not help it's cause.
All said and done, Mozilla is still a great product...it defenetly has the potential to be what NS once was.
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