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eWeek Evaluates Mozilla 1.3

Friday March 21st, 2003

Marc Rust (amr) writes: "There is an article posted on eWeek.com about the Mozilla 1.3 release. Among the features mentioned are increased stability and the new junk mail fitering capabilities."

Other reports about Mozilla 1.3 can be found at Slashdot, OSNews, GnomeDesktop.org FootNotes and MacCentral.


#1 Switching themes on the fly

by WillyWonka

Friday March 21st, 2003 2:41 PM

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This article got me thinking (uh oh). You can't switch themes on the fly, but the added the ability to switch profiles on the fly. Theme information is stored in the profiles so I used the Switch profile command to create a new profile. I switched to it and set it's theme to modern. It told me I had to start moz over again, but instead of doing that, I switched the profiles back to my normal one... which resulted in a crash.

I loaded up moz again and it loaded in my classic themed profile. I went back into Switch profile to see if I could reproduce the crash, but instead, it worked. It switched profiles and skins. So it might be able to switch the theme, then switch to the other profile and back again... then you'll have your changes without rebooting mozilla. I don't know if it's any faster, but it's more work :)