pv Fri Jan 18 13:52:57 2002|
Re: Netscape 6
> Woo! (I especially detested the way the sidebar, which I'd dragged shut,
> sort of helpfully opened up about 100 pixels when I did a Google search,
> with the corresponding Netscape search results.
You can make it not do searches either, or change the search engine that it uses. NS did a pretty darn good job on 6.2.
Here's a few things that you will almost definitely want to do to rein in some of the more annoying features:
In the Preferences:
- Under the root navigator menu, unclick the icons you don't want. You can quickly unclutter the menubar this way, so you have a nice big URL box again.
- Under navigator -> smart browsing, add a domain of "*" to the "don't search for what's related" box.
- Disable internet keywords, in the same box as above. Location bar autocomplete is OK, and much nicer than the old way.
- Under navigator -> internet search, change the default engine to your preference. However, if you unclick "open the sidebar when search is complete", it should never do a search unless you ask for one with th search icon, or drag down to the search item in the history popup.
- Under Privacy & security -> Cookies, check "ask me before accepting a cookie." This is annoying for a short while, but you can very quickly stop all the ad-trackers from tagging your machine. The cookie control is very nice.
Even in 4.7, I always preferred netscape to IE. 6.2 finally brings features into parity, and 6.2 is almost up to the speed of 4.7, if you use the pre-load feature. On the mac, you don't even need to do that. PV