Netscape 7.01 Released with Pop-up Blocker

Tuesday December 10th, 2002

Netscape has updated its flagship browser to version 7.01. This latest release is based on Mozilla 1.0.2 and combines several bug fixes with a couple of new features. The most notable of these is a sophisticated pop-up blocker (accessible from Edit > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Popup Window Controls). Also new in this release is an option to set a group of tabs as your home page.

Netscape 7.01 is available as a free download or on CD-ROM. More details can be found at Netscape Browser Central or in the updated Release Notes.

#44 Re: Feature not in 1.2.1

by bzbarsky

Tuesday December 10th, 2002 10:52 PM

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> Why isn't this "sophisticated pop-up blocker" not in 1.2.1?

It was in 1.2b. It was removed from 1.2.1 because it was considered too buggy for actual use in the wild.

> Now Netscape has more stuff than in the latest Mozilla.

The latest mozilla is the upcoming 1.3a and trust me -- it has a _lot_ more than Netscape does (including the return of the popup blocker, with the bugs worked out).

> Thanks

No charge.