Mozilla 1.7 Alpha Released

Monday February 23rd, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation has just unveiled Mozilla 1.7 Alpha. This release features improved popup blocking, with a better method for detecting and stopping popups and the ability to open blocked popups. Mail & Newsgroups now supports multiple mail identities per mail account (though there is no user interface for this yet) and also sports several usability enhancements. In addition, this version of Mozilla adds support for the onBeforeUnload event and includes a newer and enhanced version of ChatZilla, which now understands the /ignore command. Mozilla 1.7 Alpha is also smaller than 1.6 and page load times have improved since the last release.

Get a build from the Mozilla Releases page or direct from the mozilla1.7a directory on More information can be found in the Mozilla 1.7 Alpha Release Notes.

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by napolj2

Monday February 23rd, 2004 7:54 PM

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I like the new style in the "What's New" (README) page. However, there is something odd I observed. Start selecting some text in the Chatzilla section, such as "Chatzilla has moved forward...", with your mouse. Move the mouse up over the "Chatzilla" title, and suddenly the focus of the window gets shot down several lines. The same things happens at several other parts of the page. It has to do with the style information position: relative (set on the legend class). Could this be a bug? I couldn't find anything on this in Bugzilla.