Mozilla Firebird 0.6 Released

Friday May 16th, 2003

At last, Mozilla Firebird 0.6 has been released! A lot of changes have been made since the last version of the browser — then known as Phoenix — came out in December. The most noticeable of these is a new default theme, based on Qute by Arvid Axelsson. The Preferences dialogue has been replaced with a redesigned Options dialogue and you can now clear your history, cookies, cache etc. with a single click. Many improvements have been made to the bookmarks system, including an IE-style context menu for items in the Bookmarks menu. In addition, this release includes Quality Feedback Agent (Talkback), allowing crash data to be sent directly back to the developers. Mozilla Firebird 0.6 also features many of the enhancements that have been made to the Mozilla Application Suite, including automatic resizing of large images to fit in the browser window and smooth scrolling.

Read the Mozilla Firebird 0.6 Release Notes for more information and grab a download from Builds are available for Windows, Linux and now Mac OS X. As explained in the new Mozilla Development Roadmap, Firebird and its mail/news client sister Mozilla Thunderbird will become the focus of future development after Mozilla 1.4 is released.

#127 Re: Eh, well...

by asa <>

Monday May 19th, 2003 7:12 PM

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"Theme defaults to small icons, why punish people for sticking with defaults? Power users can change to small if they really want to make themselves slower."

The Mozilla Firebird "small" icons aren't tiny. They're normal sized and the large icons are "large". In IE the large icons are normal sized and the small icons are almost too tiny to see.

I think IE's icons are too small (both their small icons and their large icons). Mozilla Firebird's icons are larger than IE's. The small Firebird icons are the exact same height as the "classic" icons from Netscape Communicator and only 3 pixels shorter than IE.

The large Firebird icons are 32px tall. The large IE icons are 23px tall. The small Firebird icons are 20px tall. The small IE icons are 16px tall.

But the great thing about Firebird is that if you don't like the sizes of the large or the small, you can go get a different theme with differently sized icons. You probably want this one :-) <…tml#Qute%20Phat%20Edition> which is pretty much the same theme but with 48px small and 64px large icons.