Netscape 7.1 Released
Sunday June 29th, 2003
Netscape Communications Corporation today released its new Netscape 7.1 browser, which is based on Mozilla 1.4. This version — codenamed Buffy during development — offers several new features, including automatic image resizing, which shrinks large images to fit in the browser window, and Find As You Type, a tool that allows users to search for links or text on a webpage just by typing. Tweakers will appreciate the new editable about:config (try setting the boolean general.smoothScroll preference to true to get smooth scrolling) and Windows users can now log in to sites that use NTLM authentication. Bookmarks, tabbed browsing and popup blocking have all been improved and 7.1 should fit in better with your desktop's look-and-feel.
Mail & Newsgroups also has its share of enhancements with junk mail detection, message views, improved filtering capabilities (there's support for multiple actions, newsgroup filters and running filters after the fact) and Address Book Palm synchronisation. Composer hasn't been forgotten, with a 'breadcrumb bar' of HTML elements on the Status Bar and click-and-drag dynamic image and table resizing. In addition, there's improved support for Web standards (such as WSDL proxying), better performance and stability, and several thousand other bug fixes.
You can download Netscape 7.1 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (7.02 was the last Mac OS 8/9 version).
Update! The Netscape 7 Release Notes have been updated with information about the new version and Netscape DevEdge has a new section all about Netscape 7.1, with details about its improved support for Web standards.
#26 NIM sidebar doesn't work...HELP!
Monday June 30th, 2003 1:12 PM
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Ok, I dunno where to turn to w. Netscape questions, so here's one. I installed the NIM.xpi on their FTP on my base install, and while ICQ works, AIM doesn't. It logs in fine cuz it shows the right folder names (I've 4 buddy lists), but it shows things like "Misc (0/0)." If I start it from the start menu link, the windows that opens shows it's trying to get something from the net after logging in, but never quite finishes. Maybe it's having problems getting the list?
Please help. Do I need to get the full install or something? I'd rather not do that w. all the other stuff I don't use.