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Mozilla1.2.1

04 December 2002

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Overview

Mozilla is an open-source Web browser, designed for standards compliance, performance and portability.

What's new in Mozilla

Version 1.2.1:
  • Type Ahead Find is a new feature that allows quick navigation when you type a succession of characters in the browser, matching the text in one or more links on the page. To give it a spin just go to a Web page, start typing, watch the typed characters highlight as they find a match in a link and hit enter to load the selected link. You can also use it to search for any text on the page by typing / before your search text. Read the full Type Ahead Find documentation to learn about all of its features, prefs and future plans.
  • Linux users should upgrade to the latest Flash 6 Beta. This new version fixes several problems including crashing with remote displays and hangs when the audio device is in use at the time Flash starts up. Mozilla 1.3 Alpha may not support Flash 5 or earlier so update now. (Bug 58339, 58937)
  • Building on Mozilla's customizability, you can now show toolbars as text/icons/both (in the default Classic theme). We also have a few other usability improvements like image selection visualization (image highlights with system selection color when selected) and the removal of the confusing toolbar grippies.
  • Improvements to native look and feel in both the browser interface and the browser content area. We now support most native GTK themes in Mozilla which means that your Mozilla toolbars and other widgets will pick up the GTK theme look and feel. We also support native look and feel for Web content like form controls under windowsXP.
  • Making tabbed browsing even more useful, you can launch the browser with a group of bookmarks as your start page. This loads several pages into tabs at startup.
  • Keyboard access is greatly improved including additional accesskeys for menus, other ui elements and page elements.
  • We have a new features that utilizes browser idle time to download or prefetch documents that the user might visit in the near future. A web page author provides a set of prefetching hints, using the w3c standard tag, and after the browser is finished loading that page, it begins silently prefetching specified documents and stores them in its cache. When the user visits one of the prefetched documents, it can be served up quickly out of the browser's cache. (See the Link Prefetching FAQ).
  • Java compatability with Mac OS 10.2 (Jaguar) has been repaired.
  • XML prettyprinting, similar to IEs default-view for XML is now available in Mozilla.

Mail

  • Mozilla Mail has a new "filter after the fact" capability so users can create a filter and then run that filter on already downloaded mail. Filter logging has also been implemented which allows power users to see a log of all of the filter actions.
  • In mail you can now select and copy text from message headers and you can now drag and drop from the message search results window.
  • On Windows you can now add multiple attachments to a mail message via the Attach File dialog.
  • Palm sync for Mozilla addressbook on MS Windows has been implemented. (installation instructions)
  • Major improvements to Mac OS X IMAP mail header download performance. Preliminary tests show about 2000% improvement.

Other

  • For distributors of Mozilla-based products (but not enabled in Mozilla yet because many linux installations don't yet support it) XFT support has been implemented, bringing the latest in Linux font anti-aliasing to Mozilla. Build with --enable-xft on a system with the xft libs to use this feature.
  • The Mozilla Technology and Standards Evangelism Team worked with many of ecommerce and other high-traffic sites to increase support for the standards and standards based browsers like Mozilla.

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36 Reviews of Mozilla

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Anonymous
16 February 2001
Version:

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HEY!! It's NetScape 6 but it works!! I've actually been online longer with this than with all the times I've used Netscape cumulatively without a crash.
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5
Julian Medina
30 March 2005
Version: 1.2.1
I think this is a great browser it is kinda like Netscape 6.2 or 7.
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5
Xboxsumo
27 February 2005
Version: 1.2.1
i totally love this new browser mozilla its the best there is nothing bad with it at all you can do lots of things.
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5
Anonymous
19 February 2005
Version: 1.2.1
excellent browser for OS 9, with Tabs, adb blocking and everything we need. Too bad it is the last version for OS 9 :'-(
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Anonymous
07 June 2004
Version: 1.2.1
nice blatant whoring out of your program, Mike C.
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MikeC
21 May 2004
Version: 1.2.1
Are you frustrated that Mozilla dropped MacOS 9.x with the 1.2.1 release? You might be interested in WamCom 1.3.1, which is essentially Mozilla 1.3.1 with a couple of patches these developers thought would make it a more 'finished' project. I just learned about this a few days ago, and I'm supposed to be the consultant *grin* www.wamcom.org
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4.5
Anonymous
18 December 2002
Version: 1.2.1
Mozilla runs very well on my system. I really like the ad/pop-up blocking. I use it as my primary web browser for development. It has the tools that I need to get the job done. One thing that really bothers me is the fact that I can not install just the browser. There is no option at the Mozilla.org web site. I do not use the mail and news groups. I do not use the IRC and web editor. I have used Chimera and love it, but it does not have all the functionality that I need. Where is the browser only version?
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liam-007-2002
18 December 2002
Version: 1.2.1
It is Pathetic USELESS it is not fast at all ... it is best to stick with Internet Explorer or ICab ( ICab is good, better for downloads) well i think it is .. its small and simple not your complex browser..(18/12/2002, Version: 1.2.1)
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4.25
Anonymous
12 December 2002
Version: 1.2.1
This is probably the best web browser I've used...it's incredibly fast. After typing in a website, there's about a half-second wait and then the whole page, images and all, pops up. Excellent browser.
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Anonymous
04 December 2002
Version: 1.2.1
Doesn't flipping install. Ran the installer - it went throught the "download" portion, then nothing. It's no wonder IE is taking over, at least it works.
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4.5
Anonymous
30 November 2002
Version: 1.2
It loads pages very fast and is very stable but uses a lot of RAM and has no native controls.
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4
Anonymous
27 November 2002
Version: 1.2
slow and eats ram but works fine
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3.25
BezierBoy
04 November 2002
Version: 1.2b
While I use Mozilla 1.2b as my primary browser in OS X, I find that the OS 9 version is quite unstable. Yes, it's a beta, but I had the same problem with 1.1 non-beta. Frequent crashes on loading certain sites (some obviously Java-related, presumably due to OS 9's lousy Java support) will push me to Netscape 7 (and if that doesn't work, back to IE 5.1.x) if my office doesn't go to OS X soon (damn QuarkXPress).
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4.25
Stewart F Gooderman
11 August 2002
Version: 1.1fc
The version that downloards is 1.1b. Is this the same as 1.1fc?? Nontheless, Mozilla is very good. It is fast!! But please, can someone provide 128-bit encryption?
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Anonymous
13 June 2002
Version: 1.1a
I just downloaded Mozilla 1.1a, and WOW, am I impressed. I have both Netscape 4.7 and IE 5.1 on my computor and found both of them to have thier problems. IE WAS my browser of choice,but not anymore.Altough Mozilla does have a few quirks, It loads pages super fast and with a little polishing up IE can eat my dust. Can't wait for the next upgrade!
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5
Anonymous
06 June 2002
Version: 1.0
Loads pages quickly but new windows open slowly.
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Joe G. Weisenhurst
05 June 2002
Version: 1.0
Nice try but unresponsive applications make me angry. Won't be replacing IE5.1 on my machine (G4 450 DP, 704MB RAM, OS 9.1). Have a go at it, it's got lots of interesting features, and conveniently imports your IE favorites. Just doesn't do what I tell it to when trying to re-organize favorites, or changing settings.
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4.5
Anonymous
21 May 2002
Version: 1.0rc3
I've been using Mozilla 1.0rc3 for four days now. When you select "About Mozilla" under the Apple menu, it confirms rc3. Regardless of the remarks of "anonymous", I find Mozilla to be the browser I've been hoping for, i.e. one that can ween me off of IE5.1, which is a very good browser. The only time I have had any problem was when I clicked on a link in an e-mail when no browser was open. Mozilla hung, but in a repeat (after a re-start), I couldn't duplicate the problem. Mozilla (1.0rc3) is good.
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Anonymous
19 May 2002
Version: 1.0rc3
Are you a freaking moron? There's no 1.0rc3 release yet. Check yourself at the mozilla.org page. You linked to a nightly build. Please don't whore for hits by advertising updates that don't exist.
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5
Anonymous
18 May 2002
Version: 1.0rc3
Awesome! Totally stable, alot of bugs fixed. The developers did a great job on this one. Much faster too. If only Netscape based it's browser on the more recent Mozilla 1.0 source code.
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Jeff
13 May 2002
Version: 1.0fc2
Get it, Get it, get it.... this version is the best i've seen and it's fast i went to a page that takes forever to load and mozilla 1.0fc2 did it in 2.75 sec's. All i can say is this is the browser netscape should have been.
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Anonymous
06 May 2002
Version: 1.0fc1
I tryied it a few days ago and found that it took 10 times longer to load than IE, I tried it again and it stayed on the splash screen forever untill I force quitted, NS6.2.2 seems better but it also takes 20 times longer to loa than IE and I've found that both Mozilla and NS6.2.2 are slower than IE 5.1.4.
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Anonymous
28 April 2002
Version: 1.0fc1
Mozilla did not run at all on my machine; it'd only display the splash logo and stay there forever (or until a force-quit). My suggestion, get M$IE 5.1 instead (but DON'T get Outlook Express, it sucks).
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4.75
Anonymous
30 March 2002
Version: 0.9.9
Fast and smooth. Its needs more features like Icab such as accept cookies for current session only and the like.
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Anonymous
13 March 2002
Version: 0.9.9
Look good, faster but still useless -0.9.9 with OS 9.2.2 most Web can't be view - Preference dialog can't be close when click at OK button :-P
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4.75
Anonymous
09 March 2002
Version: 0.9.8
Very good browser. Apart from running a tad slow in OS8.6 I can't fault it. It has every internet tool you could wish for, looks great and performs even better! Keep 'em coming!
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5
Paul
07 January 2002
Version: 0.97
A very good browser for OS X. It has all the features anyone might want for tje internet. It is fast and renders everty page I have surfed to correctly. I have yet to crash to OS X version of Mozilla. It is a carbon app and does not include the Auqua interface (the the only two drawbacks I can think of. Mozilla is currently developing a version with a fully Unix back end and Cocoa front end which in experimental build is blazingly fast. Download this browser and I believe you will love it. Watch for the Cocoa/unix Mozilla currently only in experimental builds.
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Anonymous
22 November 2001
Version: 0.9.6
0.9.6 installed fine. Rebuilt dtp: crashed on launch (error 2)! Changed extensions set to Mac OS All, increased the already high memory allotment to 35OOOK: crashed again! Switched to Communicator 4.x, iCab, then IE, then Netscape 6, all of which now crashed with same error (2), except IE. IE, however was beginning to display cosmetic problems (partial display of windows etc), neither could it find helper applications. I suspect a conflict with Internet Configuration among other oddities, since I eliminated connectivity as something which links different browsers... Needless to say I trashed the damn thang. I experienced this on an iMac DV 400 mHz/320 MB running OS 9.2 in a pristine state! Ergo my very subjective ratings. My favourite browser?- Communicator 4.7.9!
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4.25
Anonymous
18 November 2001
Version: 0.9.5
Mozilla 0.9.5. Wow! What a browser. Crystal clear graphics, fast, and is it ever stable. Yes, this is the best there is right now except that it's a little light on features. Can't touch iCab in that repsect but rivals or exceeds it in others. (Mac OS8.6, OS10.1 & Linux)
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5
Anonymous
26 October 2001
Version: 0.9.5
Oh my...this is the BEST browser I've used. I am a "multitasking browser" and usually have several browser windows open. I've been using this one all night and haven't managed to crash it yet. This is impressive since yesterday I downloaded Netscape 4.78 and crashed it quickly after starting up the first time on two different computers. This browser has everything I want, pages display correctly, all the features I want, and best of all it isn't a Microdaft product!!!
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Anonymous
01 July 2001
Version: 0.9.2
This is getting pretty good now. Very stable, and works alot better than Netscape 6 does. Netscape will base their version 6.1 browser off of this version of Mozilla. It will be a big improvement over plain old 6, which I found to be mostly unusable. This renders many pages correctly where 6 did not. This also supports LDAP autocomplete in email, which is huge for my company. However, it still takes too long to open a new window.
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Joe-2
10 June 2001
Version: 0.9.1
This thing has a glitch inference this thing not worth it another piece of junk any way. it lots of bugs
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energy52
08 June 2001
Version: 0.9.1
OMG this thing loads pages lightning fast (!!!). The html engine is stable now, but I still have some interface redrawing troubles...
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4.5
Anonymous
21 February 2001
Version: 0.8
This is exactly like Netscape 6, but much faster.
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4.5
Anonymous
21 February 2001
Version: 0.8
This is exactly like Netscape 6, but much faster.
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4.75
Anonymous
19 February 2001
Version:
Way better than previous versions
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Anonymous
16 February 2001
Version:
HEY!! It's NetScape 6 but it works!! I've actually been online longer with this than with all the times I've used Netscape cumulatively without a crash.
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