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October 17th, 2002, 10:07 PM
I have installed Phoenix .03. I am still not sure about java. The java applet at www.morelerbe.com does not play. Does someone have a couple of java sites where I can test the java on this thing.
Also I downloaded the tabs extension and am having trouble getting it to work the way it says it will handle the tabs.
Also no go button and I miss that.
This is a pretty minimalistic browser and it is fast. For the most part I really like it, but it sure needs some polish.
Anybody with some good tips, let me know.
October 18th, 2002, 02:07 AM
You would like the version I have. It has tabs AND the "GO" button. Keep in mind something might be there one day and not there the next with their nightly builds. I am just using 0.1 and it's great! That "Go" button should be found under "View/Customize Toolbar"......and yes, I have problems with Java now and then. I get their updates and they are always addressing it. I believe they recommend using Sun's Java Virtual Machine in the Java 2 Runtime Environment. You'll have to manually download it, but it's a breeze. http://java.sun.com/getjava/download.html Sun's JVM is better anyway...it's got that cool control panel and all, plus Microsoft is just not that committed to Java and are always a bit behind.
In 0.1 they started with more Mozilla functions in place and they're slowly slimming it down and temporarily disabling features so the latest is not necesarily the greatest.
October 18th, 2002, 10:25 AM
Thanks John. got the Go button.
I'm getting the hang of it. Found another link for Java. I'll let you know.
Almost forgot. Can't find any security settings. No lock to indicate a secure site? Any info on this?
October 18th, 2002, 05:38 PM
I have a lock - it's in the far left hand corner.
Glad you're getting it down. I have noticed the speed is really good. I timed a few sites from the moment it begins to draw until it's done. It beat IE each time. Of course, there are always a lot of variables in that, but I did it in the same connection -- and since they use a separate cache, I thought it a fair test.
But, who knows? Opera is awfully good too with speed, but we're talking $$$ and there are some things I don't like. Wouldn't you like to be able to design your own browser? Drag and drop - and when you're finished, it be exactly what you want. Ahhhh.....dream on, huh?
Have a good weekend!!
October 18th, 2002, 08:43 PM
Hi John. I found the lock but no settings.
I downloaded the java plugin from Netscape.
Java seems to work on some sites but not www.morelerbe.com .
Will you go to that site with Phoenix and see if the transparent applett loads for you?
October 19th, 2002, 10:01 AM
Using Moz 1.1 and 1.2b the applet loads to about 95% then gives a java exception-null pointer. I haven't got IE so I cant try, but I shall run the page through a validator.
October 19th, 2002, 12:01 PM
Thanks. So it's not just me. :D
October 20th, 2002, 08:51 AM
I get the exact same thing as tinribs - a null pointer. It will be interesting to see how it turns out when tinribs runs it through the validator.
Actually, that's another BIG plus for the Mozilla projects: a 100% total commitment to the W3C standards. Which might, in the short-term cause some problems with some sites until they clean them up and fall into compliance with their coding.
October 20th, 2002, 10:25 AM
Hmm I ran it through W3C's validator but it cfailed to validate, see the results here. http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.morelerbe.com&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=%28detect+automatically%29&ss=&outline=
October 20th, 2002, 11:27 AM
That is strange as the page renders perfectly with Opera.
Now that's a change, huh? ???
October 20th, 2002, 12:20 PM
:D That does make a change, I only used to keep Moz for when Opera rendered incorrectly, mind you when Opera 7 is released I could be going back to it.
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