Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.4 RC1 Released
Jun 02, 2003, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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From the What's New section:
- "Mozilla on Windows now has support for NTLM authentication.
This enables Mozilla to talk to MS web and proxy servers that are
configured to use 'windows integrated security.'
- Mozilla's bookmarks have been overhauled. Bookmarks now include
a root level folder, the ability to have two differently named
bookmarks pointing at the same location, site icons in the Bookmark
Manager and Bookmarks Sidebar, and separators now have support for
- Composer now supports click and drag dynamic image and table
resizing. If an image is selected or if the caret is placed inside
a table, eight resizing handles appear and allow to resize the
image/table with a simple click/drag/release. In the case of an
image, the resizing is done real-time and a semi-opaque shadow of
the image at its target size is shown during resizing. A tooltip
shows in real-time the target size in pixels, and the relative
change in pixels too.
- Mozilla now has smooth scrolling. It is disabled by default. To
enable it, use about:config to add the boolean preference
general.smoothScroll with a value of true. To disable smooth
scrolling, set the value of the pref to false.
- Mail now has junk-mail context menu items, a 'delete junk mail'
menu item and many other usability improvements for junk-mail
- Pop-up blocking has been streamlined to improve usability.
- Users can now specify 'blank page,' 'home page,' or 'Last page
visited' for each of first window, new window and new tab.
- Users can now specify default font, size and color for HTML
- Image blocking/disabling is now more flexible and users can
'view image' to see blocked or not loaded images.
- Mozilla now has CRAM-MD5 and DIGEST-MD5 AUTH support for
- "Launch file" after downloading has been enabled for .exe
- As of Mozilla 1.4b, it is possible to build Mozilla for Win32
using GCC. See the win32 build instructions for details.
- Proxy auto-config (PAC) failover has been implemented
- Mozilla 1.4 contains thousands of bugfixes, including changes
to improve performance, stability, web site compatability,
standards support, and usability..."