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Old 25 Jan 2005, 06:17 AM   #1
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Subliminal message in Mozilla

Cool tip for Mozilla fans!

Type in "about:mozilla" (without quotes) in url of your favourite Mozilla based browser.
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Old 25 Jan 2005, 06:23 AM   #2
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hehe thats kewl!
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Old 25 Jan 2005, 05:53 PM   #3
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try the same thing in opera... change mozilla to opera and voila.. p.s opera innovates and moz imitates..period.
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Old 25 Jan 2005, 06:50 PM   #4
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That may be quite true Jinu, but you sometimes (often) imitators make things better than the originals!

-p.s. i just discovered this trick yesterday.
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Old 26 Jan 2005, 12:03 AM   #5
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And we must remember that emulation is the highest form of flattery.
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Old 26 Jan 2005, 10:24 PM   #6
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According to this link the feature goes back to the early days of Netscape, when Mozilla was already the name of the Netscape mascot.

Opera must have copied it from Netscape/Mozilla.
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 03:46 AM   #7
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Question

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According to this link the feature goes back to the early days of Netscape, when Mozilla was already the name of the Netscape mascot.

Opera must have copied it from Netscape/Mozilla.

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Old 27 Jan 2005, 04:25 AM   #8
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According to this link
Unfortunately that link doesn't work, due to a spurious space being inserted (a known vBulletin bug).

Try this link instead.
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 04:37 AM   #9
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Well, I think I prefer the Opera version.. they actually give you all the information you need about your Opera config on one page, whereas Mozilla gives you some hackerdom.

Oh, try this one in FF for kicks: about:config - remember not to touch things you don't know of what they do!

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Old 27 Jan 2005, 06:52 AM   #10
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But why does about:mozilla produce a blank page with a blue background in IE?

PS - & how did you fix that link?
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 10:21 AM   #11
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But why does about:mozilla produce a blank page with a blue background in IE?
how do you know it's not a blue page, with a blank background
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 02:34 PM   #12
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Quote:
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But why does about:mozilla produce a blank page with a blue background in IE?
The answer may be
Quote:
Originally by WikiPedia - about:
Shows a blank HTML document with blue background color. Probably a joke on blue screen of death.
Though I guess you'll have a hard time finding someone at MS that will confirm that. about: also lists more commands to play with...


The url's seems to get munged whatever I do. Go to WikiPedia and search for "about:" if the above doesn't work... (Notice the extra space added after above...)
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 03:59 PM   #13
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PS - & how did you fix that link?
He escaped the colon in the URL..quote his post (or this one) to see.

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Old 6 Feb 2005, 06:42 AM   #14
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But why does about:mozilla produce a blank page with a blue background in IE?
I only get "action cancelled."

edit: That was on my machine at home with SP2. The machine at work with SP1 shows the blue screen. I wonder if SP2 killed it.

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Old 6 Feb 2005, 02:56 PM   #15
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try the same thing in opera... change mozilla to opera and voila.. p.s opera innovates and moz imitates..period.
They don't do the same things at all. about:mozilla in Firefox brings a "quote" from the "book of Mozilla..." ... a little fun thing, whereas about: opera in Opera gets translated to opera:about and gives all the info about the current version and a lot of other info. Not the same at all. So whoever is immitating here - if anyone, which I doubt - is doing a dramatically poor job that neither Opera nor the mozilla people are capable of.
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