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Mozilla 0.94 Released

Sep 14, 2001, 22:02 (32 Talkback[s])

Mozilla 0.94 has been released.

From the 'What's New' List in the Release Notes:

  • The Windows-only Quick Launch feature (-turbo) is enabled by default in this release for installer builds, although you can turn it off in the installer or in Advanced Preferences. We are hoping community members will test this feature for us. The performance increase is not as great as it used to be; however, Quick Launch now works with multiple profiles.
  • It is now possible to disable the JavaScript window.open() method during page load and unload events. When the dom.disable_open_during_load pref is set to "true", window.open will fail when called during an onload or onunload event, from top level script, or as part of a setTimeout or setInterval script. Setting this pref (instructions here) should turn off most pop-up and pop-under ads that appear when you load a new page. (Bug 92955)
    user_pref("dom.disable_open_during_load", true);
  • Viewing Arabic language text should now work on Linux and other systems without Arabic shaping support (Arabic font required). Other languages using the Arabic script, are not yet supported but support is planned. 97235.
  • Mozilla Mail's sidebar panel can now display both the total of messages in a folder and the number of unread messages.
  • Mozilla's Address Book now supports searching LDAP directories. Win32 now supports MAPI address books.
  • Mozilla's Sidebar now has a new Address Book tab. To add this new tab, go to the Sidebar's Tabs menu, choose Customize Sidebar, and then choose Address Book.
  • Improvements to offline IMAP including undo of deleted messages, and Save as draft.
  • First pass of drag and drop bookmark filing works on win32 but is busted on linux and mac. (Bug 53707)
  • Mozilla allows you to set an arbitrary file as your bookmarks file, although there is no UI for this feature yet. Set the following pref (instructions here):
    user_pref("browser.bookmarks.file", "file:///path/to/bookmark.htm");
    Note that if you have an alternate bookmarks file set up in Netscape 4, this will not be picked up automatically by Mozilla, because sharing the file between the two browsers can cause problems.
  • On Unix, Mozilla now uses MIME information from system and user mime.types and mailcap files if the appropriate preferences are set. Example:
    user_pref("helpers.global_mailcap_file", "/etc/mailcap");
       user_pref("helpers.global_mime_types_file", "/etc/mime.types");
       user_pref("helpers.private_mailcap_file", "/home/USERNAME/.mailcap");
       user_pref("helpers.private_mime_types_file", "/home/USERNAME/.mime.types");
  • You can find more information about customising Mozilla here.
  • Try out the new CSS2 Quick Reference and HTML4.01 Quick Reference sidebar tabs at DevEdge. Navigate the CSS2 spec with ease and get lists of HTML elements and attributes, and even see at a glance which are deprecated and which require close tags.