What's New in SeaMonkey 1.1 Alpha

This document outlines a few of the new features implemented in SeaMonkey 1.1 Alpha, important bugfixes and any new problems. See the "rough changelog" for a more comprehensive list of 1.1a fixes. Please note that these changes are relative to SeaMonkey 1.0.4.

New Features and Fixes

  • ChatZilla has been updated to a newer version (Bug 324439)
  • [Mac] Menus and menu popups use more native styling (Bug 301105)
  • [Linux] When launching SeaMonkey, already-running instances are detected (Bug 122698)
  • When you visit a secure site, the URL bar changes color to turns make security status more visible (Bug 335113)
  • When using keyword URLs, it is no longer necessary to type "keyword:" (typing "keyword:" will no longer work). Just type the keyword name (Bug 337339)
  • You can now drop URLs and bookmarks between existing tabs, which will result in a new tab being created where you dropped the URL (Bug 324591)
  • When hovering on a tab, the tooltip now displays a preview of the tab's contents (Bug 315207)
  • The search sidebar now behaves better (Bug 252802)
  • The bookmarks menu and personal toolbar folder overflow menu now have context menus (Bug 50504)
Mail & Newsgroups
  • Message labelling has been superceded by tagging, which provides much more than the original 5 labels and comes with new preferences (Bug 342560 and others)
  • The preferences for junk mail have been modified to accomodate behavior changes (Bug 335846)
  • Improved phishing detection (Bug 326082 and others)
  • [Linux, Mac] New mail notification has been improved (Bug 327613, 305384, and others)

New Issues

These are items that have been added to the Known Issues page since the last milestone (SeaMonkey 1.0.4), although the bugs themselves may have existed previously.

  • SeaMonkey 1.1a may allow you to install language packs intended for use with SeaMonkey 1.0a, but doing so will cause SeaMonkey to not function properly
  • [Mac] Users of Mac OS 10.3.x may experience frequent crashes (Bug 345388)
  • After installing a new dictionary, you may need to move it from the components/myspell directory to the dictionaries directory.