Mozilla, the open-source Web browser, has been updated to version 1.2.
Java compatibility with Mac OS 10.2 (“Jaguar”) has been repaired. There are also purportedly major improvements to Mac OS X IMAP mail header download performance.
Mozilla 1.2’s new Type Ahead Find feature offers faster navigation when you type a succession of characters in the browser, matching the text in one or more links on the page. You can also use it to search for any text on the page by typing / before your search text.
With Mozilla 1.2, you can show toolbars as text, icons or both. There are also usability enhancements such as image selection visualization, in which image highlights with system selection color when selected. Also, the toolbar grippies have been removed.
There have been changes to the native look and feel in both the browser interface and the browser content area. You can now launch the browser with a group of bookmarks as your start page. This loads several pages into tabs at startup.
Mozilla Mail has a new “filter after the fact” capability so you can create a filter, and then run that filter on already downloaded mail. Filter logging has also been implemented that allows power users to see a log of all of the filter actions. In mail you can now select and copy text from message headers and you can now drag and drop from the message search results window.
Mozilla 1.2 requires Mac OS X or Mac OS 8.5-9.x; a Power Mac running at least 266MHz; 64MB of RAM; 36MB of free hard disk space; and QuickTime. It’s available now for download.