SeaMonkey 2.0 is here!

SeaMonkey 2.0

Fans of the classic Mozilla Internet Suite rejoice. A major update to SeaMonkey has been released featuring a large number of significant improvements.  Here are a few of them:

  • Crash recovery: if SeaMonkey crashes, your previous session is restored
  • Window restore, go to File/Recenty Closed Windows to restore a closed window
  • Customizable toolbars, right click on the toolbars and select Customize… to add and remove buttons.
  • Cross session resumable downloads
  • Support for RSS and Atom web feeds in the Mail/News module
  • Emails open in new tabs instead of new windows for better organized email reading
  • Redone download, forms and password managers
  • An updated theme on Mac OS X

SeaMonkey 2 is available in 18 locales for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Get it from the SeaMonkey project web site.

SeaMonkey 2 Beta 1 comes out packed with new features

The SeaMonkey project has released SeaMonkey 2 Beta 1, a significantly improved SeaMonkey Internet Suite, on its ways to its second major release.

Starting with a new theme, there’s a lot of great new features for SeaMonkey users. Most notably it gets all the improvements of the last two releases of the Gecko rendering engine with access to native audio and video and a cool list of newly supported web standards users can better appreciate at

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Set Gmail as your email client in Firefox

Firefox 3 introduces support for web-based protocol handling so instead of a desktop application taking care of irc:, im:, ftp:, mailto: and other protocol link, these addresses are passed to a defined web service provided that it is capable of parsing and processing them.

Firefox 3 ships with Yahoo! Mail and 30Boxes as bundled web protocol handlers (for email and calendars respectively) but you can easily add more as they become available.

Google for example added the necessary interface too short before the Firefox 3 release so it wasn’t included by default but you can change that.

First, you will have to enable registration of protocol web handlers from different domains.

  • Enter about:config in the location bar and press Enter to access the advanced preferences.
  • Look for gecko.handlerService.allowRegisterFromDifferentHost and double click it to set it to true.

Now click in the link below to add Gmail as a mailto: links handler.

Add Gmail as a mailto handler

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