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Mozilla 1.0

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Mozilla 1.0 is pretty spiffy. It plays very nice with Netscape settings (well, of course...) and isn't all territorial like IE is. It's skinnable, so I went and grabbed the "Pinball" theme, which looked like it had the smallest buttons and dingle-dangles. =)

You can tell Mozilla to not allow web pages to open unrequested windows (HAHAHA!!! DIE, POP-UP ADS, DIE DIE DIE!!), not allow changing and resizing existing windows, not allow someone else to change the layering order of your browser windows, not allow changing status bar text. It's great.

You can also open links in a new window or a new tab in the current browser window. This is most excellent. Now I can group my browser views... all my project links can go in separate windows and everything I need for one project will be in one place; all my LJ and personal reading links go in another window. I don't have a hillion-jillion windows open and there's only one process running =)

Now, if only I can rename the Tabs... but that's no big whoop, it's just the title of the webpage and there's not a lot you can do about that. You can't change the browser title bar anyway.

[Update - 1316h]

Woot! And it's really skookum on my Mac too. It's a bit slow, but I think that's because my Mac is too old... it's blazing fast on my P3. =P


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bride
Jun. 6th, 2002 12:51 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, that reminds me, I should go try it out on my Mac too =)

Go to http://www.mozilla.org/releases/ There's a Mac OSX self mounting disk image. =)
ugly_boy
Jun. 6th, 2002 03:38 pm (UTC)
No Pop-ups? Can it be?!
You can tell Mozilla to not allow web pages to open unrequested windows (HAHAHA!!! DIE, POP-UP ADS, DIE DIE DIE!!), not allow changing and resizing existing windows, not allow someone else to change the layering order of your browser windows, not allow changing status bar text. It's great.

Yeah, it sounds great! The one thing I hate the most is this: I'm still stuck on a 56K and if I open too many windows (on or offline) then things slow down and freeze sometimes. There are a couple sites I go to that often freeze up my screen because so many ads pop up! It's ridiculous!

So, where do you work? Technology place?
bride
Jun. 6th, 2002 04:41 pm (UTC)
Re: No Pop-ups? Can it be?!
So, where do you work? Technology place?

Yes, I work at a software development company. I geek for them. =)
ugly_boy
Jun. 6th, 2002 08:59 pm (UTC)
Re: No Pop-ups? Can it be?!
Haha. Well, all that geekign sounds pretty fun. You seem to know quite a bit about computers and you get to try out new stuff!
buttaflii
Jun. 6th, 2002 03:39 pm (UTC)
I was considering Mozilla for awhile, and your post reminded me about it so I went and checked it out, but it says it requires 64 MB RAM, and if I recall correctly (perhaps I don't?), my ancient piece of crap computer has 32 or something. Bah.
bride
Jun. 6th, 2002 04:39 pm (UTC)
*erf* =P That's very suckaroo =\
bokane
Jun. 9th, 2002 11:28 am (UTC)
I like Mozilla a lot - I'm especially a fan of the mail client, which has pretty nice message-sorting features. My only real complaints are with the tabbed-browsing feature (you can't cycle through the tabs with CTRL+TAB, and I'm a keyboard-shortcut chauvinist) and with the insane amount of memory Mozilla requires. The pre-1.0 releases required more, sure, and so 1.0 seems downright svelte in comparison, but honestly, it's not even close to, say, Opera (which also has crunk popup-blocking features, tabbed browsing, etc).
bride
Jun. 9th, 2002 12:20 pm (UTC)
Re:
the insane amount of memory Mozilla requires

Yeah, it is pretty big. And I totally agree with you on the lack of keyboard shortcuts. The first thing I do after I install a new app is try to remove all the button bars/toolbars that I don't use. =) I insist that dingle-dangles stay as far out of my way and give me as big a viewing space as possible.

Although, I usually have 10+ browser windows open at work and 5+ at home, so it's faster to click once rather than CTRL-TAB 10 times.

I tried Opera for a day. It was okay, other than the huge buttons and the navigation bar (or something) that I couldn't hide and wouldn't use. But I stopped using it because it kept crashing.
bride
Jun. 13th, 2002 11:14 pm (UTC)
HEYHEYHEY
CTRL-PageUp and CTRL-PageDown are the keys for tabbed browsing in Mozilla =D
bokane
Jun. 14th, 2002 03:42 pm (UTC)
Re: HEYHEYHEY
Oh, right you are. Thanks.

Meh. I still think it should be CTRL+TAB. Standard Windows MDI shortcut.
bride
Jun. 14th, 2002 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: HEYHEYHEY
Haha, you're so picky! =P
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