July 8, 2007

Netscape Mercury

I stumbled across this Wikipedia article earlier this week while doing some other research on Netscape. I thought this was interesting… Netscape Mercury is a standalone e-mail and news client in development by Netscape. Announced on June 11, 2007, the program is intended to accompany the web browser Netscape Navigator 9, and is based on Mozilla’s Thunderbird. The software is named after the ancient Greek god Mercury, the messenger. It replaces the former Netscape Mail & Newsgroups client included in versions 4 to 7.2. I guess Netscape is trying to get back to the all-in-one web browser, instant messenger, e-mail…

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Currently, Thunderbird does not have the automatic XPI installs like Firefox does for add-ons. This presents a problem to many Thunderbird users who have grown accustom to the simple install process in Firefox. Clicking the Install Now button/link will cause Firefox to attempt to install the add-on in itself. This is not a good thing, especially if the add-on is not designed for Firefox. I have been hearing that the future (late 2007/early 2008) Thunderbird 3 is going to make installing add-ons simpler. Until then you will need to follow a few steps. These steps may seem a bit complicated…

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FEBE: New Version & New Name

Note: This entry was published on July 7th under the title FEBE: New Version, New Name. For whatever reasons the entry had problems as I discovered when I went back into shrink the images. I was not able to save any changes, it would just revert back to what it was prior to editing. At the beginning of the month, FEBE went from being known as the Firefox Extension Backup Extension to the Firefox Environment Backup Extension. There were also lots and lots changes (see complete Change List on the extension page) with this new version via the options menu….

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Category/Tag Tweaking

Just did minor tweaks with a couple of the categories/tags.  Both the Add-ons and Tips & Tweaks categories/tags use to be child level under Mozilla Firefox.  Since these two categories/tags are not just limited to Firefox I have made them their own primary categories/tags.  The articles which were marked with these categories/tags remains unchanged.

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Installing Add-ons in TBird

Currently, Thunderbird does not have the automatic XPI installs like Firefox does for add-ons. This presents a problem to many Thunderbird users who have grown accustom to the simple install process in Firefox. Clicking the Install Now button/link will cause Firefox to attempt to install the add-on in itself. This is not a good thing, especially if the add-on is not designed for Firefox. I have been hearing that the future (late 2007/early 2008) Thunderbird 3 is going to make installing add-ons simpler. Until then you will need to follow a few steps. These steps may seem a bit complicated…

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New Web Site & Discussion Forum!

I am please to announce the grand opening of a brand new web site for the Firefox Extension Guru as well as a Discussion Forum. The website is still under construction but is for the most part complete. The extension section will likely not be completed until later this month as I really only have time to work on it during the weekends. The discussion forum is SMF (Simple Machines Forums) based. This is the same design and engine that is used by the CyberNet Forum as well as our sister blog (Grey’s Anatomy Addicts~Plus) Forum. While you will be…

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Netscape Mercury

I stumbled across this Wikipedia article earlier this week while doing some other research on Netscape. I thought this was interesting… Netscape Mercury is a standalone e-mail and news client in development by Netscape. Announced on June 11, 2007, the program is intended to accompany the web browser Netscape Navigator 9, and is based on Mozilla’s Thunderbird. The software is named after the ancient Greek god Mercury, the messenger. It replaces the former Netscape Mail & Newsgroups client included in versions 4 to 7.2. I guess Netscape is trying to get back to the all-in-one web browser, instant messenger, e-mail…

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