IE5 Easter Egg Takes Jab at Mozilla

Wednesday March 24th, 1999

MacGyver sent us in this interesting news.

He writes, "Here's something I thought fellow Mozillers would find interesting...Apparently, there are several easter eggs in IE5. One of them pulls up an 'About' box with the title 'Internet Explorer 5.0 rocks'. What's more interesting is the animation in the box. It shows a gozilla-like dinasour coming out of an easter egg only to be crushed by a giant Microsoft IE5 logo. Nice commentary from the good folk in Redmond, I should say. Despite the rivalry between the two major browsers, I can't ever recall a Netscape easter egg with such a blatant attack against Microsoft. To view the easter egg yourself, follow these instructions:

1. Open up IE5

2. From the menu, select Tools > Internet Options > General (tab) > Languages (button)

3. Press 'Add'

4. Type: "ie-ee" (without the quotes) and click 'OK'

5. Move "User Defined [ie-ee]" to the TOP of the list

6. Exit back to where you can browse in IE5 again

7. Click on the Search icon (to pull up the side search menu)

8. Click the 'Customize' button in the side search menu.

9. Watch the anti-Mozilla animation being distributed to millions of desktops."

#12 oh settle down

by Travis Emslander <>

Wednesday March 24th, 1999 7:04 PM

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This is just a little harmless joke from the IE5 programmers, we can carry on the game by adding something similar to mozilla if we wanted. Its all about fun.

I cant believe that some of you think this proves MS's monopoly. Why dont you try submitting meaningful things to the DOJ like the fact that MS wont let Micron and Gateway demo linux?

But anyways, keep up the great work coding on mozilla, and go ahead and add something that we can giggle and cheer about to apprunner.

*excuse any typos, still learning dvorak