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Just downloaded Netscape 8 which has a nifty feature where you can flick between IE or FF rendering modes by simply selecting a button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. this could be useful for developing.

However it has just crashed my machine. memory leakage?

From the little time I spent on it, I got the distinct impression that it was aimed at the IE market. FF dressed up like IE with too many naff features?

I think that I'll be sticking with FF for the foreseeable future.

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Netscape 8

I debated downloading it, but didn't. For a start, it's shareware. I don't like adverts.

Also, I like decent code, NOT the rubbish IE engine.

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I'm sure there is a FF extension that switches rendering between IE and FF.

I don't really see the point, but if that's the only good thing about Netscape8 it's not worth it Wink

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Netscape 8

Do they guarantee its got all the IE bugs, its a pretty useless test vehicle without them?

I think the FF thing is a theme to skin firefox to look like IE. Useful for getting the uneducated to use a proper browser whilst not thinking they are using anything different Wink

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No it was not the skin, although that is usefull too - alas I can't find it or remember the exact details of what it was Crying

But you make the point - you can't assume it has all the silly bugs MS spent time weaving into the rendering engine and thus is a mostly useless testing tool.

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I just use the right-click View this page in IE - then I can click back and forth going:

Laughing out loud
Oups
Laughing out loud
Oups
Laughing out loud
Oups

My strategy is so simple an idiot could have devised it!

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Laughing out loud

Is that from an extension - i'm sure I did have it but it seems to be absent. What version of FF are you running?

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version 1.04 but it was on the older one too - thinking back I think it might have been an extension...

Edit: checked it - it's called ieview

My strategy is so simple an idiot could have devised it!

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