A Guide to Mozilla 1.0


Mozilla 1.0 is the first major-version release of the Mozilla software. A full-fledged browser suite based on the latest Internet standards as well as a cross-platform toolkit, Mozilla 1.0 is targeted at the developer community and enables the creation of Internet-based applications. It was developed in an open source environment and built by harnessing the creative powers of thousands of programmers on the Internet, incorporating their best enhancements.

By offering a set of components that can be used in a wide range of applications, are all open source, free of charge and have been tested through their use in Mozilla 1.0’s end-user applications, Mozilla 1.0 enables developers to build applications for a cross-platform, network-centric world.

Mozilla 1.0 also expands the range of developers who can write complex applications, as Mozilla’s architecture enables their creation by building upon the same technologies that are used to create web content.

These pages are designed as an introductory guide to Mozilla 1.0 for users, reviewers and OEMs alike, and work in tandem with the FAQs pages to provide core information about Mozilla 1.0 in as compressed a form as possible.

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The Mozilla application suite

The Mozilla toolkit

Setting the record straight


Because of differences between Mozilla 1.0 and earlier releases (including some distributions such as Netscape 6.x and 7.0 PR1), sharing profiles between them should be avoided. The issue has been addressed in Mozilla 1.0 and sharing profiles between Mozilla 1.0-based browsers should not affect users.

If you have a profile from a previous Mozilla or Mozilla-based installation, you should be prompted which profile you wish to use when Mozilla first launches. Creating a new profile at this point will keep data for the new installation separate and will avoid potential problems due to incompatible profiles. More information about profiles can be found in the FAQs.

If you have installed Mozilla under Windows, you may wish to enable Quick Launch, especially if you are using a computer with a slower processor. Quick Launch allows Mozilla to pre-load some components at boot time so that it launches more quickly. You can also select which component to launch by right-clicking on the Mozilla icon in the system tray.