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Situation

You had an 1.0.x version. You switched to the 1.5.x version and it apears that:

Mozilla 1.5 tested on a piii 700 with 320MB ram in gentoo (more than 2005.0 (don't know wich coreutils versions my installation match) with -02 (-03 failled to compile kdevelop and there is not much differences) -march=pentium3 and -pipe. It worked well on a celeron-p4-mobile with 256MB RAM and Windows (but when you see config files in the linux version of mozilla you see that is is made for windows).

Solution

You can add a dangerous tabed browsing extention (that adds more weight to the 1.0 mozilla).

It's called tabbrowser extentions and it's at http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/tabextensions/index.html.en. Remember it's dangerous and Mozilla highly discorage it's use, but it's cited in a mozilla wishlist faq.

Advantages and Disavantages

More on advantages and disavantages http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/tabextensions/tradeoff.html.en


I selected the basic tab browsing setting after installation. I have not tested it in my slow computer that has the 1.5 version. I'll downgrade and test it (so i need to recompile firefox and that will take a while. That's why I've not tested it yet). Please tell your configuration if you test it. It can be useful.

By the way the settings of this extention (very interesting; can behave like Opera) can be acessed in mozilla:
toosl->extentions , then click on this extention and select options

It would be great if someone split this huge program and work on it (I don't have the skills).

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