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.

#55 They should never have killed the feature

by Kovu <>

Wednesday December 11th, 2002 7:52 AM

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For some weird reason, Netscape 7 did not include the feature, even though it was in the code. The feature could be restored, but most non-geeks wouldn't know how. The reason I get so excited about them adding the feature back is that in so doing Netscape has made a major paradigm shift from the AOL "we want pop-ups, like it" to "we want to make Netscape competitive, let's do it". Of course, this may have something to do with AOL's recent overhaul, as well as them finally killing pop-up ads, but either way, I'm glad the feature's back in by default.