Is M12 Alpha?
Thursday December 2nd, 1999
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In general, I'd say... yes, Mozilla M12 is Alpha. There are some things I'd like to see fixed before Alpha, though.
One thing that has been irritating me is, the first time you click the URL bar, it turns grey, gets repainted, and does not get focus. Is this filed as a bug?
Also, when typing in the URL bar, sometimes the key gets interpreted as 'meta+key', which then pulls menu's down, though you CAN go on typing.
Third, the widgets are ugly. Scrollbars aren't (one arrow's on the wrong side though). 'nuff said.
Enough nitpicking for one day. Go on coding now. Nothing to see here. Move along.