Mozilla Links – English Edition
Issue # 1 – September 2, 2003
After a very busy month since the idea came from the Mozilla
Marketing Mailing List, finally, here it is.
Welcome to the first issue of the Mozilla Links Newsletter.
You will find simple, brief, valuable and centralized information
about everything Mozilla: the main project, independent projects
running here and there to extend Mozilla products’ capabilities, tips
for people starting with these products and not so starters and a
chance for everybody to let his/her voice be counted on our monthly
We hope you find this information valuable and ejoy it. We appreciate
suggestions and comments you may have, as we are loking forward for
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In this issue:
1. BETTER MOZILLA
– Adjust Web Pages Text Size
– Search With Your Favorite Engine From The Location Bar
2. THE NEWS
– Mozilla 1.5 Beta Released
– Mozilla Foundation Donations Now Tax-Deductible
– RJ Tarpley’s Coffee Company Launches Range of Mozilla Coffees
– MozillaZine is Five: 1998-2003
3. MOZILLA INSIDER
4. MOZILLA PROJECTS: Download Statusbar and Independent Status Reports
5. MOZILLA LINKS POLL: Favorite Mozilla Products
6. CONTACT INFO
1. BETTER MOZILLA
Featured Extension: Linky
Linky will increase your power to handle links. It will let you open
or download all or selected links, image links and even web addresses
found in the text in separate or different tabs or windows. You will
just need to right click any link or web address, select the Linky
menu item and choose the desired action. You can even specify what
option you want to see available in the Linky menu through its
You can get this a very small download (about 30KB) and learn more
about it here:
Mozilla Links Tip: Adjust Web Pages Text Size
In Mozilla browsers, you can change the text size of any web page
with keyboard shortcuts. To increase the text size press Ctrl and + at
the same time. To decrease, press Ctrl and – at the same time. If
using a wheel mouse, you can press Ctrl and scroll down to increase
or Ctrl and scroll up to decrease. Press Ctrl + 0 (in the main keypad,
not in the numeric pad) to restore text to its original size.
(Note: Mac users should use the Command key instead of Ctrl)
Mozilla Links PowerTip: Search With Your Favorite Engine From The
(contributed by Daniel Wang, edited by Percy Cabello)
You can use the Bookmark Keyword feature to create a shortcut to your
favorite search engine, for example, you could just type “g inca” in
the Location Bar to start a Google search for “inca” empire.
To do this:
1 – Make a search on your favorite search engine (in this
2 – When results appear, bookmark the page.
3 – Go to Bookmark Manager. Select the bookmark and press Properties
4 – In the Location text box locate the terms you typed for the search
and replace them for %s (in Google it will look like
5 – Set the keyword to your preference (for example “g”, without
6 – Now you can make searches from the location bar just entering the
keyword folowed by the search terms!
Want more tips? Try the TipBar Extension to get the Tip of the Day in
Mozilla Firebird. Grab it at: http://tipbar.mozdev.org
You can also visit http://www.mozillatips.com for more “fun tips for
your favorite browser”.
Have a Tip or a PowerTip? Let other users know it by sending it to
2. THE NEWS
(contributed by MozillaZine, your source for Mozilla news and
advocacy http://www.mozillazine.org )
Mozilla 1.5 Beta Released
On Wednesday 27th August, mozilla.org released Mozilla 1.5 Beta. Amongst
the usual improvements, there’s a range of Mail & Newsgroups
enhancements and a major update to ChatZilla, the IRC client. This is
also the first milestone to include a spellchecker.
Mozilla 1.5 Beta Release Notes:
Mozilla Foundation Donations Now Tax-Deductible
Via an arrangement with the Open Source Applications Foundation,
donations to the Mozilla Foundation are now tax-deductible under IRC
Section 501(c)(3) of the United States tax code. The Mozilla Foundation
does not yet have the required certification for exemption under
501(c)(3) but OSAF does. Essentially, you send your donation to OSAF and
they then pass it all on to the Mozilla Foundation.
Mozilla Foundation donations page:
Full story: http://prod.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=3641
RJ Tarpley’s Coffee Company Launches Range of Mozilla Coffees
RJ Tarpley’s Coffee Company has dedicated a special selection of gourmet
coffees to help benefit the Mozilla Foundation. RJ Tarpley’s will split
half the profit on all orders directly to The Mozilla Foundation. If
someone would like to choose another selection from the site that is not
on the Mozilla page, simply put a note in the comments to support
Mozilla and the Foundation will get the credit.
RJ Tarpley’s Mozilla Coffees: http://www.rjtarpleys.com/mozillacoffee.html
MozillaZine is Five: 1998-2003
MozillaZine, the Mozilla news and advocacy site, celebrated its fifth
anniversary on monday, September 1. The site has a special section to
mark the occasion.
MozillaZine – 5 Years: http://www.mozillazine.org/5years/
3. MOZILLA INSIDER
(contributed by Alex Bishop)
Mozilla Thunderbird, mozilla.org’s standalone mail and newsgroups
client, will soon have its second milestone release. So-called release
candidates, or test versions, of Thunderbird 0.2 can be found in these
two dated FTP directories (if there is more than one build available for
your operating system, select the newest one):
Developer Scott MacGregor has posted information about the release
candidates to the MozillaZine Forums:
The Mozilla Thunderbird Roadmap has more information about future
The version of the ChatZilla IRC client distributed with the Mozilla
Application Suite has been upped to 0.9.28 (bug 210744). The program now
makes use of parts of the Venkman Application Framework:
with the Mozilla Application Suite (bug 216452). Amongst other
improvements, this version makes it easier to set and clear breakpoints
and fixes the problem where the cursor would be left one character
before the end of the line after using the up arrow to recall a previous
There are bug fixes for email and newsgroup users too: sending messages
with background images now works again (bug 116867 and bug 170504). And
users of the Composer Web page editor will be pleased to know that
Daniel Glazman has checked in the first files for the standalone
version, though no test versions are available yet.
Full status update: http://www.mozilla.org/status/2003-09-02.html
4. MOZILLA PROJECTS
Project of the Week: Download Statusbar
(contributed by Brian King)
Download Statusbar is a browser extension for both Mozilla and Mozilla
Firebird. It aims to streamline the way downloads are presented, while
at the same time giving increased functionality. Downloads are tracked
in a separate, hide-away statusbar at the bottom of your browser window,
so that the current webpage never loses focus. Also check out Download
Sort, an extension that allows you to automatically send downloads to
specific folders depending on the file extension or a keyword in the
Check this and other Projects of the Week at:
Independent Status Reports
(contributed by David Boswell, edited by Percy Cabello)
The independent status reports include news and updates from Mozilla
application and extension projects hosted on mozdev.org and
elsewhere in the Mozilla community.
– Mycroft, an extension for adding search engines to Mozilla browsers,
now features about 400 plugins submitted by external contributors or by
– Diggler 0.6 is out and support both Mozilla Suite and Mozilla Firebird.
– BBSzilla, TCP-Based BBS ([electronic] bulletin board system) support,
will be delayed for a few months.
– JS Console 1.1 XPI installer works both for Mozilla Suite and Mozilla
Firebird 0.6.1, since the added support for MIDAS (rich text formatting)
– Mozex 1.05 has been released featuring installation to the user profile
a new FAQ on the project’s homepage, support for “to”, “cc” and “body”
URL parameters and several more.
Read more about each of these projects in the full report at:
5. MOZILLA LINKS POLL
Which is your favorite Mozilla product?
– Mozilla Firebird (preview)
– Mozilla Thunderbird (preview)
– Camino (preview)
– Netscape 6 or better
– Other products
Let your voice be counted at http://newsletter.mozdev.org
6. CONTACT INFO
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