'The Guardian' Recommends Mozilla Firebird/Thunderbird, Criticises Mozilla Development Decisions

Thursday July 10th, 2003

Ian Deeley and A Wood both wrote in to tell us that today's edition of The Guardian, the UK broadsheet newspaper, features a column by Jack Schofield that recommends Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird. The article states that "Mozilla's Firebird browser and Thunderbird standalone mail software could make Microsoft's offerings look very shabby indeed." The bulk of the rest of the feature critically examines Netscape's and's browser development decisions (it is particularly damning of the team's cross-platform aspirations) and discusses Microsoft's plans to abandon development of the standalone version of Internet Explorer. Readers of the print edition of The Guardian can find the column on page 22 of the Life/Online supplement.

#62 Printing and Print Preview problems

by rwc

Sunday July 13th, 2003 6:37 PM

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This one is less subtle. Follow these instructions precisely:

Under Windows98/2000/NT/XP, open a new tab using a recent build or Mozilla 1.4. The new tab will be blank (load a page in this tab if you wish). Print preview the blank tab. DO NOT CLOSE PRINT PREVIEW, but hit Ctrl-PgUp to change from the new tab to the previous one. The previous tab's contents will now appear full-screen in print-preview, with no page numbers, title, URL, or date. Most of the PP toolbar stops working as well. Perhaps you wouldn't notice this normally. But, it gets better: NOW close print preview and click on the tab you just opened. It's a print preview page (complete with page numbers, title, URL, and date) with Navigator toolbars. Try to navigate; you can't without closing that tab.

This is bug #149907 which is confirmed and assigned, so whatever I was smoking, a few other people were smoking with me.

(You know, I don't think I ever said "Mozilla can't print". I said "One needs IE to print [those] web pages that can't be printed under Mozilla". Those pages are listed in the thread at <http://www.mozillazine.or…le=3398&message=57#57> - I'll be sure to be more specific next time.)