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."

#29 Re:IE5 Easter Egg Takes Jab at Mozilla

by Harlequin <>

Thursday March 25th, 1999 11:23 AM

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Well lets keep in mind the point of this and not get easly distracted, I hope the developers keep all the non-viable code out. EE's are just a waste of time and resources, bottom line. I rather have there time spent on more productive things like bug killing and features. but thats just me. Also, any of you try that win98-lite program? is it worth uninstalling ie4 from w98? I personally found a way to get most of the ie4 code out of w98 myself without using w95's explorer.exe, its a hack and slash methond but works fine. Basicicly drop down to DOS mode and DELTREE all the ie4 dirs and files( eg: ie main dir, cookie dir, channel dir, etc). then reboot, use somthing like cleansweep to kill all the registry entries that point to ie4 and boom. for the most part its gone. I found out tho this method works 100% if you do it from a clean install. if you try this after u use ie4 for a bit w98 chokes sometimes using this method.