Good find ideavirus!
Yes it looks great so far. Nice to see it released on my birthday <BG>.
I have been using 1.1 since in Alpha (the day after 1.0 was released) I have been loving it so far. Just upgraded to 1.1b a couple weeks ago. I guess I need to download this upgrade know. :)
OT Happy Delated B-Day The_Warden!
Happy B-day buddy!
I just downloaded it- What are the key differences between the latest and greatest Netscape and this browser?
Here you go... straight from the source: [mozilla.org ].
What's New in Mozilla 1.1
Improved application and layout performance
Improved Web site compatibility
Improved CSS, DOM and HTML standards support
Distinct window icons for the different Mozilla applications (artwork contributed by Grayrest).
Mozilla can now trigger MS DUN when started without a connection.
Fullscreen mode for Mozilla on Linux (press F11).
Browser tabs now close left to right (they used to close right to left).
The tab bar now has a button for creating new tabs.
All Search entry points now use your default search engine.
Download Manager has been enabled as the default download view (with many improvements)
Autocomplete in the location bar has more intelligent completion.
The Linux File Picker has improved filtering and a new directory button.
File extensions more accurately handled in downloads and we save the correct files when saving complete Web pages
Drag and drop support has been greatly improved.
View selection source: Context clicking on a selection now lets you view the HTML source for the selected area.
Page info displays more page info with improved General and Media tab content.
New button in prefs for making Mozilla the system default browser on MS Windows
MathML is now enabled for Mozilla on Macintosh (it was already available on Windows and Linux).
Mozilla now takes advantage of Quartz rendering for users of Mac OS X 10.1.5
Better Bi-Di Arabic and Hebrew support including improved layout of Arabic pages on Linux and other platforms without their own Arabic shaping support.
We have new layout performance enhancements targeted at DHTML.
Mozilla now has support for the display of XBM images.
Image and plug-in blocking for Mail & News
Mozilla allows you to view HTML mail messages as plain text.
You can now quote the current message in a Mail compose window with Quote Original under the options menu.
Chatzilla has improved tab completion and can now join channels with Japanese names.
I just now downloaded it. So far so good. It's a small thing, but I really like the button for a new tab. I'm sure the debuggers will come in handy. I was having some trouble with 1.0 crashing or freezing. That might be my computer, which is having some problems, but I'm hoping that 1.1 is more stable for me.
|but I really like the button for a new tab |
I'm wearing my glasses right now but still can't find that button :o
I use Ctrl+T instead (I'm on Windows) to create a new Tab. BTW: I'd like to see a "Open in new Tab" on right-click in the bookmarks-sidebar.
So far, Moz 1.1 seems to render pages faster. I like it.
But, where's that button?
|New button in prefs for making Mozilla the system default browser on MS Windows |
This is the reason why I'll be using this browser much more often. I was too lazy to figure out how to set it as default before but today the button was right there.
I've babbled on about not liking monoculture before but been rather lax in doing anything about it. Now that mozilla opens when using the favourites in my start menu I have no excuses :)
Just installed 1.1 (upgraded from 1.1b), and then install the IE theme [mozillako.hypermart.net] - it really makes Mozilla looks like Internet Explorer on Windows 2000. In fact, I have difficulty to tell them apart if I don't look at the icon at the top left hand corner! It might be the trick to secretly install Mozilla on someone else's computer :)
Its all about the pinball theme! :)
Thanks for the heads up.
When you install it, do you lose your old themes? I read you have to install into a different directory. Or can you copy the themes over between folders?
You do have to install on different directories because there are libraries that wouldn't coexist between versions; but the themes are on the chrome/ directory, if you know what are you doing you can just copy them between installs; although I can't see why, given that they aren't a big download and reinstalling them on the new version installs them on the new version directory again. Same for the preferences toolbar.
On Win2k, these preferences are not in the main application directory, but is under C:\Documents and Settings\your_username\Application Data\Mozilla. I'm pretty sure it is under something similar in Mac OS X and Win 95/98/Me/XP.
So you can delete the main application directory, reinstall, and the browser should remember all of your themes (although they may or not be compatible with the new version -- if not, Mozilla will tell you and uninstall it for you).
Unfortunately this is not true of XUL apps like the excellent Preferences Toolbar [xulplanet.com] or the User Agent Toolbar [uabar.mozdev.org]. You will have to reinstall those.
Wow, I didn't realize there was a IE skin for Mozilla. It's amazing how close it looks and operates like IE.
What's everyone elses favorite skin/theme for Mozilla? I'm always looking for quality ones. Currently the only one I've liked is Lo-Fi (narrow scrollbar) [gashu.org]. Provides you with the most optimized viewing area.
UH, what's the point of making Mozilla look like IE?
My favourite skin has to be Orbit 3+1. You get a wicked donut shape instead of the Mozilla icon, and when pages are downloading, a bright orange bar goes round the donut to show activity. Also the buttons are very nice.
See a 100 x 75 gif of this I had made up already:
Pinball Theme is where its at for maximum browser window space. I run without the personal toolbar, I hate all that wasted space for just 2 icons, and I run with the sidebar mostly always open (same with IE6)
I really really want Google to do a googlebar WITH PR for mozilla, until then, I have to use IE quite a bit.
I would agree why :)? But for those that love IE look and feel this is perfect to get people to switch. Less IE the better I say <BG>.
I don't understand why people want the GoogleBar in Mozilla so bad. Google and other search engies are built in. Just type something in you want to search for where you type in a web site address and click on search or press the down key and press enter. Works better I think.. everything you need is there. Even a context right click menu has a search capability based on what you have highlighted on a web page.
But if it really matters there is a GoogleBar project underway, [googlebar.mozdev.org ].
I would like a Mozilla Google toolbar _WITH_ _PAGERANK_. Without this, I am condemed to use IE6 (which isn't bad, apart from the security issues).
No way I am giving up my PR unless everyone else does, which means until Google decide not to give it out anymore. I am aware of all the options of incorparation Google Bar type things into Mozilla, thanks for the link anyway :)
I liked Moz 1 but took it off when I could not find a way to import
my "favourites" into Moz1's Bookmarks.
Can any of you techies out there hold my hand please :) and tell me how to do it? (i.e. If it can be done with 1.1)
You mean your MSIE favorites? If so, do the following:
1) In MSIE, go to File > Import and Export ...
2) Next > Export Favorites (Next) > Choose your favorites folder (Next) > Export to a File (Browse to save it where you want it) > Finish.
3) In Mozilla, go to Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks ...
4) In the Manage Bookmarks window, go to Tools > Import ... > Choose the file you just exported from MSIE.
5) Choose Open and you are done.
Hey Many thanks Moonbiter.
When I installed moz 1.0 it imported all of my IE favorites and all of my netscape bookmarks automatically.