Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 4 Available for Linux, Windows or Macintosh

Posted by xiando on Sep 30, 2004 7:43 AM EDT; By xiando
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The pop-up blocker has been greatly improved, it now resizes large images better and places the image more correctly according to the link followed and Mozilla now supports spell-checking on Linux systems.

Brave users can now download and try the new Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 4 release from the Mozilla foundation.

The new version is available for Linux, Macintosh and Windows.

This is a test-release, not meant for production systems. Home users are welcome to install it and play with it. It is, like all alpha releases, likely to have a bug or two..

New Features and Fixes as listed in the official README:

* Gecko's DHTML performance has had some major improvements over the last two alpha milestones.
* Mozilla now supports the overflow-y and overflow-x properties. (bug 72747.)
* Support for CSS3 cursors has been added to Gecko (bug 163174.)
* Mozilla 1.8a4 offers CSS error reporting via the JavaScript Console. (bug 65469.)
* Mozilla now has support for exposing elements by their ID in the global scope for greater IE compatibility. This is quirks mode only. (bug 256932.)

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