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Thursday August 29, 2002
10:35 PM

Upgrades

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I finally got around to installing Mozilla 1.1 for Mac OS X. Much more stable than Chimera, and it uses Quartz (finally), so pages render the way they should -- readable and antialiased. :-) I'd like to use Chimera over Mozilla; the rendering engine is the same, but the UI bits are different. Chimera supports Internet Config and has an option to open new URLs in a new tab instead of opening up a new window. But Chimera has this nasty habit of crashing, and occasionally getting very confused (first, it renders very slowly, then it fails to render anymore).

Funny, less than two months ago, I was quite happy using a mix of FreeBSD and Win*, and browsing the web with Mozilla 1.0. Now, if I try and stop using NetNewsWire Lite or a tabbeed antialiasing browser, I start to get withdrawl pains. How'd that happen?

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  • why does mozilla 1.1 rendering look so much different to Chimera's? I switched both to my favourite font (Gils Sans) and chimera's rendering of it is lovely and dark and clear, whereas mozilla's is very thin.

    Still, I might just switch for mozilla's superior mailer.
  • When you say open new URLs what do you mean? There are preferences (look under tabbed browsing) so that when you click on a link with the command key pressed or enter a URL in the location bar and hit (I think) command-Enter the URL opens in a new tab. The open web location dialog also has a menu where you can choose where to open the URL.
    • I mean an external application requesting to open a new URL through Internet Config. Things like openurl http://use.perl.org/ or selecting the NetNewsWire Lite Website menu option in NetNewsWire Lite.

      Chimera has an option to open these in a new tab instead of a new window. I open up a lot of new URLs externally that way, and Mozilla clutters up the desktop with many new windows, while Chimera didn't (but would get confused after the first five or ten).

  • The latest nightly builds of Chimera are much nicer than 0.4; in particular on jaguar where 0.4 made me revert to MSIE more often than I care to admit.

      - ask
    --

    -- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();