For those of you with both RealPlayer and Chimera, you'll probably get a crash on launch when you try to run both Chimera and RealPlayer. The mozdev.org Chimera mailing list archive site contains the solution in the October archives. It was posted by Reinhold Penner, the generous creator of ChimeraKnight. You can read his solution here; the responding messages (use the "Next message" link at the bottom of the page) are interesting and should be read. This is more than just a tweak. It is a lesson in the use and misuse of aliases.
[Editor's note: As an aside, if you haven't tested Chimera lately, the newest versions are becoming quite usable. There are still many missing features, of course, but it's showing great promise.]
While working on the site recently, I noticed a fairly useful hidden feature in Mozilla. If you've saved form data for auto-completion, you can selectively complete fields on the form. Instead of completing the entire form with Edit -> Fill in Form, just double-click in any of the form's fields. That field only will then be populated with your auto-fill data.
By unchecking the "Open unrequested windows" option in Mozilla, you could disable pop-up ads on sites like weather.com. I also found that this setting in Mozilla was respected in Netscape (even though ability to change this preference setting is not in Netscape). I found out that you can have Chimera do the same thing by placing the following two lines in the "prefs.js" file for Chimera:
I do not know if this has been listed before but I thought it was handy. In Netscape Communicator 4.X, you could instantly go to your home page by pressing the Command and home keys. While it is not listed in the menu (as it was with 4.X), this same shortcut works in Mozilla. I do not know if it is in all versions but it is in the latest alpha (1.2a) and most recent stable (1.1) releases.
If you use Chimera (Navigator) in an extended desktop (multi-monitor) arrangement with the left monitor the main, you can extend the sidebar into the second monitor. Simply option-click the window zoom button (green). The window fills your main screen and the sidebar starts exactly at the left hand edge of the second monitor. It helps if the resolutions are the same on both monitors.
Since upgrading to Jaguar, OmniWeb has been running exceptionally slowly for me, especially when using things like Google. The exact symptom is that many pages take a while to load. For exmpale, Google search results took 13 seconds to load instead of 2.
After a lot of troubleshooting, and many e-mails back and forth with Omni Group, I found the problem: If you have Age of Empires II, you probably have a font called "Age of Empires II Fonts" in your ~/Library/Fonts folder. If you remove this font, OmniWeb gets much speedier (on my computer at least), and AoE II still seems to work fine.
I have already notified Omni Group, so we'll see if they manage to find a work around. Until then, you can use mine. :)
[Editor's note: Untested here as I don't have AoE to test with.]
Just open ~/Library -> Preferences -> com.apple.internetconfig.plist in TextEdit (or Property List Editor if you have the developer tools) and look for the WebSearchPagePrefs entry. In TextEdit, this is what my entry looks like:
There was an excellent hint to solve the Java-crashes in Mozilla 1.1 on one of the discussion-boards in Germany:
Download MRJPluginCarbon-1.0.1 (make sure you get the OS X version)
Open the folder and copy the MRJPlugInCarbon to /Library -> Internet Plug-Ins and/or ~/Library -> Internet Plug-Ins
Now for the new part: Control click on Mozilla 1.1, select Show Package-contents, drill down to Contents -> MacOS -> Plug-Ins, and replace the MRJPlugin with the new version. Mozilla must not be running when you do this step.