I am in no way responsible for the information in this document and to the best of my knowlegde did not offend any copyright/license or other legal stuff.
Feel free to send remarks to: Patrick Debois
As I understand it, the number in prefs.js for tcpbufsize is in bytes, and yours specifies 64 bytes. However, if the number is anything less than 10240, then Communicator uses 10240. If it is greater than 31744 (31K), then it uses 31744. This is information Jay got from Netscape.
cookies - Ever wonder what cookies you have received? Just open your cookies file. It's a plain text file in your Netscape (.netscape in unix) directory or Preferences folder on Mac. It's called "cookies" in Unix versions, "cookies.txt" in Windows, and believe it or not, "MagicCookies" on the Mac. If you want to know what all the stuff in it means, check out the cookie spec. You'll be surprised at all the cookies you have. Cookies allow any site to store information on your hard disk and then use it later when you access their site again. In Netscape 3 and later, you can be warned when you are getting a cookie. In version 3, look at "protocols" in your network preferences or in version 4 see the preferences section "advanced."
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/971014-21.html Sharing bookmarks and address book between profiles Question: I have several ISP accounts, and therefore several profiles. How can I share bookmarks and address books between the profiles? Answer: For Address book: Add the following line to each of your prefs.js files: user_pref("ldap_1.directory1.filename", "put your filename here"); Note that the directory1 entry corresponds to the first entry in your directory list which by default is the personal address book, but could be an LDAP server if you have reordered them. You can use this to point one profile at the other's address book. For bookmarks: Add the following line to each of your prefs.js files: user_pref("browser.bookmark_location", "C:\\yourpath\\here\\bookmark.htm");
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/970621-1.html Q: I have set up several profiles in Communicator, but I mostly use one. Do I have to choose a profile every time? A: No, you don't. You can set up a command-line option to start a particular profile. In Windows 95/NT: 1. Locate your Communicator icon on the desktop. 2. Right-click on the icon, select Properties, the Shortcut tab. 3. You need to add your profile name to the command line. Let?s say your profile is called John. Then the command line would look like this: "C:\Program Files\Communicator\Program\netscape.exe" -P"John" Note that there is no space between -P and quotes. In Windows 3.1 1. Locate Communicator icon in Communicator Program group. 2. Click on it, and then hit Alt-Enter to bring up icon properties. 3. Modify command line according to point 3 above. Windows NT systems are able to use NTs internal calls to the current user's profile by substituting %USERNAME% for the profile name (%USERNAME% instead of John in the example).
If anyone has been having problems with Mail Notification, it may be due to your having entered your POP3 (incoming mail) server as a (numeric) IP address rather than a domain name. Here's the text of my original "bug report" to Netscape, and the followup that I sent them after I had solved the problem: <
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Re: PC: how to install smart update files downloaded from a ftp ? Hi Luc, how are you? Are you having a good time? I hope so! For installing 'da32.jar', open this archive with Winzip 6.3 (or similar), extract all files inside and then, execute 'wizards.exe'. This install your Web Design Assistant. Proceed similarly with jio.jar archive. I expect this helps you. Good luck!!
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/970621-17.html Q: Is there a way to determine which profile in use after Communicator is started? I tend to forget which profile I logged in as. A: You can get a clue by looking at you mail preferences. For example, you can go to Edit|Preferences|Mail and Groups|Identity, and you will see the user name and the e-mail address of your current profile. If you choose Mail Server|More Options, the local path to your mail directory usually includes the user name.
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/970820-89.html When downloading email, I get the message, "Netscape is out of memory" If you receive the error message, "Netscape is out of memory" when downloading your email from the server, move your messages from the Inbox to another folder. This is caused by too many messages in the Inbox folder.
Windows 3.x GPF's > I'm using Communicator 4.04 16 bit - After using the browser for > awhile, it seems to stop browsing - I usually end up getting a GPF in > module Netscape.exe at 0049:A53E. Try the usual first-aid. Close NetScape. Then use your file manager to delete the NETSCAPE\CACHE directory (or all files therein). Also delete NETSCAPE.HST, the file that changes the color of visited links. Both these items will be built anew as your surf. One simple thing to try. Set up the TEMP variable and directory as in the install tips of the nuFAQ; item 1, section 1. Click below...
Eric wrote: > > I have NC4.04 and just got the JDK1.1 patch. It seems to load even > slower that before now. Any suggestions? > > Thanks, > Eric Other than disabling Java or preloading with the -start_java command line option, no. It's slower since there is more to load as the JDK 1.1 AWT events are in there now. Java load time is something that is supposed to get attention in 5.0. -- Kevin Hecht, Netscape Champion College of Commerce and Finance, Villanova University email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/960514-77.html How do I set up default preferences for all new users at my site? The first time a user runs Netscape, a .netscape-preferences file will be created in their home directory, and that file will be used for all future sessions. So, the easiest way to set default preferences (like proxies and socks hosts) is to cause that file to be created with the right contents before the first time each user runs Netscape for the first time. An easy way to do this is to create a "wrapper" shell script around the Netscape executable, like the following: #!/bin/sh # Put this script in /usr/local/bin/netscape (or whatever). set -e # Set this to the location of the real Netscape executable REAL_NETSCAPE=/usr/local/bin/real-netscape # Set this to the location of the default preferences file. DEF_PREFS=/usr/local/lib/default-netscape-preferences if [ ! -e $HOME/.netscape-preferences ]; then echo '(installing default Netscape preferences...)' cp -p $DEF_PREFS $HOME/.netscape-preferences fi # The "-name" option is to avoid confusing the users' X resources. exec $REAL_NETSCAPE -name netscape $* To create the default preferences file, simply run Netscape once, set the preferences, quit, and copy the preferences file that was written in your ~homedir/.netscape. You will then need to edit that file and remove all of the user-specific lines. This is important! In particular, remove the lines containing your name and email address, and any lines referring to files in your home directory (the history and bookmarks files, the newsrc directory, the signature, the cache directory, and the personal MIME types and mailcap files.) Bear in mind that it is "not" currently possible for multiple users to share the same bookmarks, cache, or history files. The cache directory should go in some directory owned by the user: /tmp/ is not a good choice, since that is shared by multiple users, and on some systems, is cleared at each reboot (which would make the persistent disk cache worthless -- it would then be non-persistent!) If you want to disable the disk cache by default, simply set its size to zero in the preferences.
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/960513-21.html FTP'ing a file with Netscape Navigator results in corrupted download If you are getting a corrupted, unusable file as a result of trying to retrieve a file via ftp with Netscape Navigator, then you should make sure that the file's extension is listed in the "Helper Applications" section of the Netscape Preferences. The easiest way to do this is to select the "application/octet-stream" entry in the MIME Types list, then add your file's extension (usually three characters, but you can specify a longer or shorter one) to the "Extensions" field. The extensions in the list in that field should be separated by commas. The reason this is necessary is that if Netscape Navigator can't find an entry in the MIME Type table for files with the extension of the one you're trying to download, then it will download your file in "ASCII mode", whereby carriage returns and linefeeds in the file will be converted to whatever's natural for your computer system -- this is quite an unhealthy thing to do to binary files. If you're trying to download a binary file with no extension on its name, then just put the last few characters of the file's name into the "Extensions" field. The Navigator will match those characters at the end of the file's name; it doesn't care whether or not there's any period in the filename. If you've followed these instructions but your downloaded files are *still* coming across garbled, then it's possible that the web server itself isn't configured to recognize that file type properly, and by default it's telling your browser "this is an ASCII text file", which is causing the file to download in ASCII mode and get chewed on as explained above. In this case, contact the administrators of the web server you're connected to and make sure they're aware of this problem.
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/961024-2.html "Couldn't open FCC file" error when sending mail or posting news. If you get a "Couldn't open FCC file" error when you try to send mail or post news from Netscape Navigator, it means that that Navigator wasn't able to save a copy of your message to its carbon copy file. ("FCC" stands for "File Carbon Copy." Under the Options menu in Netscape Navigator, select "Mail & News Preferences" then click the "Composition" tab. You will see an option named "By default, copy outgoing messages to a file". If you have any filenames listed here, then Navigator will try to save a copy of all of your outgoing messages to the mail or news file listed, so that you have a copy of exactly what you said. The filename might include a directory which doesn't exist. If your mail file is set to "c:\netscape\mail\carbon.txt", make sure that the mail directory "c:\netscape\mail" actually exists and that you didn't accidentally type part of it incorrectly. You can set the mail file and the news file to the same thing if you want all outgoing mail and news messages copied to the same file. If you're on a Unix or a Windows NT system, you might not have permission to write to the carbon-copy file or to the directory that it's in. Check the permissions on this file and directory to make sure that you can write to them. This will not be a problem if you are logged in to the administrator account. -JW
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/970621-31.html "Undefined dynalink" errors in CoolTalk Q: When I try to run CoolTalk, I get an "Undefined dynalink" error. A: This error is most often caused by not having Video for Windows installed, or by having two installs of Video for Windows. Newer and older versions of Video for Windows may have installed in different directories, and it is possible to have 2 versions installed, which will cause a DLL conflict, resulting in the undefined dynalink message. To check for a Video for Windows install, search your Windows and Windows\System directories for the file msvideo.dll. If it is missing, you have no Video for Windows installed. If you have 2 copies, you have conflicting installs. The workaround for this is to rename any msvideo.dll files to msvideo.old (to back them up), and then download and install the latest Video for Windows. To find Video for Windows, use your favorite Internet search engine.
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/970719-2.html Problem: Asynchronous DNS Some older dialers do not support asynchronous DNS. This might lead to frequent crashes and GPF's in "Netscape.exe". Resolution: You can disable asynchronous DNS. This will greatly reduce the problems you might be experiencing. For Navigator 3.x on Windows 3.x: Open Notepad, select "File", then "Open". Go to the Netscape directory and double click the "Netscape.ini" file. Now that the file is in your text editor, scroll down to the section titled [Network]. Here, you will make the change from ASYNC DNS=YES to ASYNC DNS = NO The default is to use ASYNC DNS. Not using it will result in lower performance, and can cause problems when multiple simultaneous connections are attempted. You should also set: [NETWORK] Max connections=1 in the NETSCAPE.INI file, which will prevent any multiple connection problems when not using ASYNC DNS, but this will also result in much slower performance. For Communicator 4.x: In Notepad, open a file called prefs.js, located in your \users\username directory. Add these two lines: pref("network.use_async_dns", false); pref("network.max_connections", 1); Save the file as prefs.js, and restart Communicator.
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/970820-34.html Can't start more than one copy If your getting the error message that you can't start more than one copy of the specified program you would have to disable Dial on Demand, and disable Automatically Launch Netscape Navigator, in the General Tab of the dialer properties.
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/961002-51.html How do I make a backup of my Navigator 4.04 Preferences in Windows NT/95/98/3.x? You may wish to make a backup copy of your entire user profile directory. The user profile consists of your bookmarks, cache, mail, news, history, etc. Inside your Users directory you will find a subdirectory called 'defaultuser' that represents one of your current profiles for Navigator. Make a copy of the profile directory that you wish to backup and give it a name you will remember. If you only wish to save the preferences then one way to do this would be to locate the file on your system called prefs.js and make a copy of it and call it prefs.bak. To restore your preferences you will need to copy the file back to its original name and location and then restart Navigator. It is not recommended to touch the Windows registry for a simple issue such as this because one of the two methods above is sufficient. If you need to then follow the steps below at your own risk. 1. click on start | run 2. type "regedit" and hit enter 3. Click on the plus sign next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER 4. Cick on the plus sign next to Software 5. Cick on the plus sign next to Netscape 6. Highlight "Netscape Navigator" 7. On the menu item click on "Registry" 8. then Click on "Export Registry File" 9. Point to the path of the backup then give it a special name. ie. "Backup Navigator.reg" To restore the registry entries refer to Windows 95 help. -JW
http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/961207-1.html This is a confirmed fix on Solaris 2.5. Here's the error message: --- Warning: the following hosts are unknown: drek.bvstream.com home.netscape.com home6.netscape.com internic.net This means that some or all hosts will be unreachable. Perhaps there is a problem with your name server? If your site must use a non-root name server, you will need to set the $SOCKS_NS environment variable to point at the appropriate name server. It may (or may not) be necessary to set this variable, or the SOCKS host preference, to the IP address of the host in question rather than its name. Consult your system administrator. --- This error message is misleading since I checked the /etc/resolv.conf file and it had the appropriate entry. Here's an example: nameserver 184.108.40.206 And the only time you need to set a SOCKS entry is under manual proxy server configurations, which didn't do the trick. Neither did setting the variable it suggests. The problem is that a base install of Solaris 2.5 doesn't default host lookup to DNS and it's probably trying to parse it via NIS (Network Information Service) which is originally intended to replace DNS for LANs that don't provide Internet conectivity. It will let you pull up host names on the LAN but nowhere else. You'll also be able to bring up a page by its IP address but that's useless. The fix: Edit the /etc/nsswitch.conf file. The default line for hosts reads: hosts: files Change it to: hosts: files dns Next they may need to 'kill -1 XXXX' where XXXX is the process ID (PID) for inetd (the Internet daemon), which can be found by running something similar to 'top' (doesn't seem to come with Solaris). If you tell the customer that they may know how to do it. If not, just have them restart their system for the change to take effect.
To avoid having to enter your user id and password each time you want to access a password protected ftp or web site, you can save your URL as a bookmark in the following format: ftp://user:email@example.com/ http://user:firstname.lastname@example.org/ You can use the "Upload File..." option on the file menu if your ID has permission to upload files. Be careful about saving your "user:password" URL in a document or your bookmarks if you are on a multiuser machine or share files on your hard disk.
Matthew Vanecek wrote: > > ralf metzler wrote: > > > > Hey there, > > > > I have installed netscape communicator 4.03 on my local SGI, but while > > running it I canīt start the conference-tool. > > I have no idea What I have done wrong during the installation. > > Who can help me ? > > Thanks! > > Is it part of the package in SGI? For Linux, Conference is not included > in the DL. We have to obtain it seperately (so I've heard). It's > possible that you don't even have Conference. > The conference app needs to be in your path for netscape to find it and enable the menu item. Yeah this is lame, this happened before $MOZILLA_HOME showed up. No Linux version as of right now, sorry. -Chris email@example.com Unix Communicator
(Solaris 2.6) M. Parsi wrote: > > Solaris 2.6 > Netscape 4.02 or Netscape 3.1 > > Can't get some of the fonts displayed on the page. Specifically, > Times (Adobe) 12.0 and > Utopia (Adobe) 12.0 do not work for a Variable Width Font. > Workaround is posted in the release notes: xset +fp /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/ xset fp rehash We haven't nailed this down yet, working on it. -Chris firstname.lastname@example.org Unix Communicator
Mailing-Lists The purpose of using a mailing list is to be able to send a message to several people at once without being required to enter each recipient's email address. When the user defines the mailing list, they MUST enter a nickname (or alias) for the mailing list. If no nickname is specified, clicking on the list name (in the Address Book) will display the address of the first person on the list in the address window, and mail will be sent ONLY to that person. If the nickname is specified, clicking on the list name will display the list name in the address window, and mail will be sent to all members of the list at the same time.
Applies to: Communicator 4.0x Operating Systems: Windows 3.x, Windows 95, and Windows NT. Problem Symptoms: "I set Communicator to request a return receipt for my outgoing e-mail, but I never get anything back." Solution: If the mail server on both ends supports RFC 1891-compliant SMTP Delivery Status Notifications, Return Receipt will have your SMTP mail server send you a message indicating whether or not the mail was successfully delivered to the recipient's mailbox. It will not tell you if the message has been read, only if it has been successfully delivered to the mailbox. If both ends support DSN, then you'll get a message back saying that the message was successfully delivered to the destination mailbox. If your server supports it but the other end does not, you'll get a message back saying that the message was relayed to a non-DSN-aware mailer. If your server does not support it, you won't get anything back. (Communicator 4.02 and up warn if your server does not support DSN.)
Path: email@example.com From: hb
Newsgroups: netscape.communicator Subject: Re: Trash Loading Summary Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 11:48:02 -0800 Organization: Hevanet Communications Lines: 12 Message-ID: <34885A72.76E82A69@hevanet.com> References: <34882B25.5945EC69@ciris.net> NNTP-Posting-Host: pa-ppp27.hevanet.com Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.04 [en] (Win95; I; 16bit) X-Mozilla-Status: 8010 Burl Smith wrote: > Any know why when I go to my trash it says "trash loading summary" and > takes 2 minutes before anything comes up? Try clicking FILE|EMPTY TRASH. This will 'compress' all folders, freeing up wasted hard disk space...and may solve your problem in the process. -- NetScape questions answered. http://www.sousystems.com/faq
There is a new version of Communicator 4.04 that appears to have JDK 1.1 built in and also have the other updates from smartupdate built in. I uninstalled everything and installed this newer version(posted 12/3/97) and java runs faster than with the JDK1.1 update and it does use JDK 1.1 applets. Maybe because it was installed as the program and not a patch it works better? Eric
Subject:Can't print emails in Communicator Jay, You were right.....I did not have a default printer set up and when I set it up, now the buttons are not dimmed. Everything is working fine. Thanks for your time and help. Chrissy Jay Garcia wrote: > > firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > > > Hi all, > > Does anyone know why I can't print emails from Comm 4.04? The > > print button is dimmed on my toolbar and also in File/Print. Print > > Preview is also dimmed. According to help, I should be able to print > > the email. Here is what help says: > > > > "Printing Selected > > Messages > > > > You can print a message from the Message > > window, or from the Message List window, if > > the message panel is open and the message > > you want to print is being displayed. > > > > To print the currently displayed message, click > > the Print button on the toolbar." > > > > It doesn't work for me. Print is dimmed! Anybody know why? Thanks in > > advance!!! > > Chrissy > > Do you have a "default printer" set up in Win95 ??? ... If so, what is > it ? .. > > -Jay- >
Subject: java fix Deedra - i know the feeling about the JAVA thing so beleive me this is not a real simple thing to fix but you already have the fix so bear with me while I go through this mess. first and formst JAVA does not like certain video settings in your system. You have to go to your control panel in your setups and then to the display properties then to the settings then you must set the display palette to 32bit true color and desktop to 640 by 480 then accept and set. then go to the control panel again and make sure that your vidoio card is properly installed with all the latest drivers then make sure you are only running in vga mode as JAVA will hang the system if you are not running only vga this is going to be a real hassel if you have a large CAD type monitor and such even in some cases 15inch monitor settings will hang the N4.04 hope this helps. Deedra Garrison wrote: > Is there a Java patch for Communicator 4.04? I can't load ABC.com > channel and may other things because of constant Java errors. HELP!!!! > Deedra Deedra Garrison wrote: > Is there a Java patch for Communicator 4.04? I can't load ABC.com > channel and may other things because of constant Java errors. HELP!!!! Try deleting COOKIES.TXT. Use your file manager. Close 4.04 first.
Subject: international netscape spelling checker, fonts ... http://home.netscape.com/eng/intl/moretips.html -- I toast, therefore I am !! (Talking Toaster - Red Dwarf)
Debois Patrick wrote: > > Hello there, > > I need advice on this: > whould it cause problems when sharing the nsmail directory via NFS > between a unix machine and a PC? They name their mail summary files differently (".NAME.summary" on Unix, and "NAME.snm" on Windows.) So, when you switch back and forth between Unix and Windows, it will notice that the folder has changed but the summary has not, and it will re-parse the whole folder. This will be slow, and could (sometimes) cause deleted messages to be ressurected. So, it's probably not the best idea. It shouldn't cause loss of mail, though. (This is assuming that two people wouldn't be using the same nsmail directory simultaniously -- that *could* cause loss of mail, regardless of the platforms those two people are on. http://home.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/2.0/relnotes/demo/movemail.html talks about the pitfalls there.)
Subject: new msg freeze Mark wrote: > > When I startup Netscape (ver 4.04)and go to the mail area, the 1st time > I hit the New Msg button, there is a considerable delay before the mail > message window appears. Any ideas? > Mark Kuwana > e-mail email@example.com I'm taking a guess at this one, as I am not sure. This may be caused by the video driver refresh rate of video color palette settings. The second suggestion would be to clear out the TEMP directory on your system. Communicator uses the TEMP directory and this may be why the message composition window is opening slowly.
Subject: freeze problem Pentium 166/32 megs RAM/Windows 95a I have received so many suggestions from this group and appreciate all of the help I've received. What has stopped the freeze with Netscape 4.02/4.03/4.04 (NS 3.0 did not freeze on my system) was a suggestion that I received from a most helpful person. Simply, I uninstalled Microsoft PLUS. I haven't had a freeze since doing that! Prior to the uninstall, my system was freezing up every 10/15 minutes. Someone might want to look into the compatibility between Netscape 4. (and up) and Microsoft PLUS.
Subject: : Re: How can I get Comm 4.04 to automaticall empty Trash folder? Ted Koppel wrote: > In 4.04 (32) - when I exit the Mail client, how can I have the Trash > folder automatically emptied and compressed. It's a manual function > now. Eudora does it automatically. Can Communicator? Well Ted, not for sure about the automatic method, however you can bypass the Trash Bin if you'd like. Hold down the SHIFT key when deleting messages. -- Al Brakovich
Subject:How do I enable/disable the use of HTML tags (or rich text messages) in Netscape Messenger? http://help.netscape.com/kb/client/970605-6.html How do I enable/disable the use of HTML tags (or rich text messages) in Netscape Messenger? Issue: 970605-6 Product: Communicator Created: 06/05/97 Version: 4.0 Last Updated: 06/10/97 OS: MacOS, Win3.1/3.11, Win95, WinNT, Xterm Does this article answer your question? Please let us know! Question: How do I enable/disable the use of HTML tags (or rich text messages) in Netscape Messenger? Answer: 1.Go to Edit | Preferences. 2.Select the plus sign for Mail & Groups category to expand the list. 3.Select Messages. 4.Check/uncheck the checkbox labeled "By default, send HTML messages". 5.Click "OK".
Subject: Re: Again java freeze with 4.04 Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 12:36:16 -0800 From: Ron Jones
Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: Netscape Communications Newsgroups: netscape.communicator References: 1 Have you tried Activator @ http://java.sun.com/features/1997/dec/activator.html ? Dr. K. Roettger wrote: > The java freeze bug of 4.03 isn`t fixed in 4.04. Now I`ve got the same > problem: starting a site with java causes the freeze. The fix of the > ufaq didn`t work with 4.03 and won`t with 4.04. The Navigator 3.04 works > good with java on my system. > Hey, Netscape, do you hate java? IE is gettmng more and more interesting > to me.
Subject: Communicator as Default Browser Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 07:57:28 +0100 From: Debois Patrick
Organization: NCR To: email@example.com Seed http://www.sousystems.com/faq/commonly/comm_default.html -- I toast, therefore I am !! (Talking Toaster - Red Dwarf) Applies to: Communicator Operating Systems: Windows 3.x, Windows 95, and Windows NT. Problem Symptoms: "How do I make Communicator my default browser and Netscape Mail and News my defaults? When I check options I can't seem to find the way to do it." Solutions: If communicator is not your default browser, and when you start it up it does not ask to become the default browser, then: With communicator closed, locate the prefs.js in your ..\netscape\users\(username)\ folder. BACKUP PREFS.JS BEFORE PROCEEDING TO EDIT IT !!!!! Open the file in notepad or some other text editor and find the line that reads: user_pref("browser.wfe.ignore_def_check", true); Change the true to false and save the file. Now when you start communicator it should ask; indicate to it that it should become the default.
Subject: Re: JAVA FREEZE in Communicator 4.04 (Running NT4.0)FIXED IT! Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 15:27:49 -0600 From: steve
Organization: Netscape Communications Newsgroups: netscape.communicator References: 1 I sent the original call for help on behalf of Euginia and I want to share the fix, which I found in this newsgroup. Sorry, I didn't note who originally sent it in, but in one reply to a Java Freeze incident the writer said to make sure the display and video drivers were the most current ones. I downloaded the driver update from the Compaq site and installed them...BAM! No more freezes. http://www.compaq.com/support/files/desktops/softpaqs/pages/unint40video.html Euginia Crone wrote: > I just downloaded Communicator 4.04 US Encryption. I'm using Windows NT > 4.0. This is a brand new Compaq Deskpro 6000, 64K RAM. > > Java Freezes Netscape. I unistalled completely and removed all files, > then downloaded again and reinstalled and Java still freezes. Please > advise. Thanks.
Subject: Re: Setting print parameters Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 12:58:52 -0800 From: Tom Williams
Organization: Netscape Communications Newsgroups: netscape.communicator.unix References: 1 , 2 , 3 Charles Burlbaw wrote: > I checked with them and they don't have a clue. They just upgraded to 4.0.3 > from 3.x and weren't aware that anyone had any problems. > Yes, I know the print dialog has some primitive parameters, but they do not > pertain to header and footer information on the actual printed > page. > Headers and footers are not available in Communicator 4.0x on Solaris. Chris McAfee at Netscape told us so; they are in the "current" internal version, but not in any available to the public. Tom. > Thanks for your reply though, > > Charlie Burlbaw > > Matthew Vanecek wrote: > > > Charles Burlbaw wrote: > > > > > > Does anyone know how to set the print page parameters in 4.0.3 for the > > > sun? On a Windows system, they are set in the Windows print setup, but > > > I can't find any print setup on the Sun. > > > > > > Thanks for your help, > > > > > > Charlie Burlbaw > > > > Check with your sysadmin or the user's guide for the Sun. Of course, > > when you print something from Netscape, it should pop up a dialogue box > > in which you can specify some basic parameters. > > > > -- > > Matthew Vanecek > > For professional Website hosting services, visit http://www.mjv.com > > Studies in Business Computers at SAC, San Antonio, TX > > Visit my Website at http://lonestar.texas.net/~vanec > > > > For 93 million miles, there is nothing between the sun and my shadow > > except me. I'm always getting in the way of something...
Subject: Re: Keyboard shortcut to send mail now Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 11:58:43 -0800 From: Tom Williams
Organization: Netscape Communications Newsgroups: netscape.communicator.unix References: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 Scott A. McIntyre wrote: > Well, I can type over 100WPM and have several workstations in my > office...space is cramped and I don't like having to go for the mouse to send > a message....I get about 300 a day and responding to most of them means that > I need to be able to type, and move on with as many keyboard shortcuts as > possible > > Alt enter works for me as I don't type that by accident as on my keyboard the > keys are sufficiently far away as to reduce that possibility...it makes me > far more effecient for sending mail on my NT boxes, but I hate hate hate NT. > > Ahh well. I'll live with the lack of feature...but I'd be happy even with > Alt-F-S or something else easy and non fingertwisting... > > Scott I prefer using keyboard shortcuts too, as it means I don't have to move to the mouse all the time. Moving it to click on the Send button isn't much of a pain, but I don't get a quarter of the messages you do. Do you compose in Plain Text? Does work in Plain Text mode on Irix? (It does on Solaris but not in HTML mode.) Or, you can use -- that's not too fingertwisting is it ;v] Tom
Subject: Re: NSComm 4.0 BugReport: Proxy autoconfig + Messenger start-up I believe this problem is fixed in 4.05 which is due out very soon. --John Michael J. Suzio wrote: > I don't think this belongs in this newsgroup, either, but it > annoys me enough every day that I have to report that I *also* have > this problem: autoproxy config + Messenger on startup doesn't > work. Choosing any link in Navigator first fixes the problem, > but anything else makes Netscape crash. > > -- > Michael J. Suzio > Web Technical Standards, WWW & Internet Applications > (313) 24-88120 > firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com (Public Email)
From - Thu Feb 5 21:00:34 1998 Path: secnews.netscape.com!not-for-mail From: Chris Reigrut
Newsgroups: netscape.devs-client-technical Subject: Re: Multiple Personal Address Books. Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 00:45:50 -0700 Organization: Netscape Communications Lines: 54 Message-ID: <34D6CB2D.C3F37AE4@westwood.edu> References: <3498A64A.1C060B7A@freeway.net> NNTP-Posting-Host: 1Cust40.max4.denver.co.ms.uu.net Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.04 [en] (Win95; U) To: "Eric D. Seelye" X-Mozilla-Status: 8010 Netscape calls this configuration "Corporate Address Books" and you need to add the following to the prefs.js file user_pref("ldap_1.directory2.description", "Shared Address Book"); user_pref("ldap_1.directory2.dirType", 2); user_pref("ldap_1.directory2.filename", "c:\\shared.nab"); user_pref("ldap_1.directory2.isOffline", true); For all of the details, though, look at http://help.netscape.com/docs/client/mcguide/docs/custom6.htm#custcab Eric D. Seelye wrote: > Is there anyway to setup a profile to access 2 or more personal address > books? > > For instance my wife and I have seperate profiles any many seperate > email addresses but we also have many addresses that we BOTH use. It > would be ideal to have access to her personal address book at the same > time as mine AND then a common shared address book..I tried the > following but it didn't work. > > In the prefs.js files I did this: > > user_pref("ldap_1.directory1.filename", "abook.nab"); > user_pref("ldap_2.directory1.filename", > "c:\\%path1%\\abook.nab"); > user_pref("ldap_3.directory1.filename", > "c:\\%path2%\\shared.nab"); > > Where %path1% is the path to her profile. > Where %path2% is the path to a shared location. > > Communicator insisted on treating her address book and the shared.nab as > a ldap server and we couldn't modify anything but the address book > listed as ldap_1. > > I have successfully shared one address book between both profiles but > that is messy. Unless I'm missing something I don't want to see her > addresses unless I need to. > > Eric D. Seelye > firstname.lastname@example.org -- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chris Reigrut, Director of MIS Test Services Inc. Alta Colleges, Inc. Colorado AeroTech 7350 N. Broadway Westwood College of Technology Denver, CO 80221 Office: (303) 426-7000 x753 Email: email@example.com Fax: (303) 426-1832
Subject: Re: Turning of blink ... AFAIK, there's no way to shut off animations (though you can hit Escape to turn them off after the page finishes loading). But under the Unix versions, you can set the following X resource: Netscape*blinkingEnabled: False to turn off blinking. I haven't seen blinking in years.
From - Wed Jan 28 07:40:57 1998 Path: secnews.netscape.com!secnews3.netscape.com!not-for-mail From: hb
Newsgroups: netscape.communicator Subject: Re: Using PGP with Netscape? Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 20:31:27 -0800 Organization: Hevanet Communications Lines: 15 Message-ID: <34CEB49F.54E0119A@hevanet.com> References: <34CEA415.79A95F9@elp.rr.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: pa-ppp02.hevanet.com Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.04 [en] (Win95; I; 16bit) X-Mozilla-Status: 8010 xizar wrote: > I've got PGP Freeware v5, and can use it quite happily with MS Outlook > and Outlook express. > > But when I sent myself a test message to read with Netscape, I see > gibberish, and can't decode it. How do I get PGP to work with > Communicator. http://WWW.COMPULINK.CO.UK/~net-services/pgp/ -- NetScape questions answered. http://www.sousystems.com/faq/index.html
From - Fri Jan 16 07:57:52 1998 Path: secnews.netscape.com!not-for-mail From: Jeff Davies
From - Wed Jan 14 09:18:28 1998 Return-Path:
Received: from bastion.vlaanderen.be by li04383.lin.vlaanderen.be (SMI-8.6/961211/dewitge) id JAA28264; Wed, 14 Jan 1998 09:11:08 +0100 Received: by bastion.vlaanderen.be (8.6.12/nsafe-1.3) id ; Wed, 14 Jan 1998 09:18:13 +0100 Received: from h-205-217-237-47.netscape.com/220.127.116.11 by ai02363.vlaanderen.be via smtp-safe (2.0) id safeAAAa004EL; Wed Jan 14 09:17:45 1998 with ESMTP Received: from dredd.mcom.com (dredd.mcom.com [18.104.22.168]) by netscape.com (8.8.5/8.8.5) with ESMTP id AAA27033 for ; Wed, 14 Jan 1998 00:18:37 -0800 (PST) Received: from netscape.com ([22.214.171.124]) by dredd.mcom.com (Netscape Messaging Server 3.0) with ESMTP id AAA12319; Wed, 14 Jan 1998 00:18:38 -0800 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ari Luotonen) Message-ID: <34BC7497.29723F9@netscape.com> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 00:17:27 -0800 From: Ari Luotonen Organization: Netscape Communications Corporation X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.03C-NSCP [en] (X11; U; IRIX 6.2 IP22) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: Debois Patrick CC: email@example.com Subject: Re: Autoproxy http + nntp +socks? References: <34BC6332.2795C364@lin.vlaanderen.be> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mozilla-Status: 8011 Debois Patrick wrote: > > Hello Ari, > > some time ago I've posted the following question: > Is it possible to switch in the autoproxy file between > proxy1 for http,ftp,... > socks for news > > Then you stated it was not possible (we had to wait for v5.0 of > communicator). > > I've noticed that in the preferences file of NS comm4.04 it is > possible to specify > a nntp proxy server. > > I did not find anything more then: > network.proxy.news > network.proxy.news_port Trust me, you don't want to set these. These are a relic from the ice age. NNTP proxy is not supported, and if you enable this, it will do some very weird things, and news won't work as intended, if at all. > There is a proxy preference for SSL too so the previous thing should > be for plain NNTP. For secure NNTP (SNEWS), the "Security Proxy" setting is used, and that works fine in Communicator. > If I set it to a socks server, comm 4.04 (solaris 2.5.1) simply > crashes. The SOCKS setting is separate from proxy settings. You're sure to lose if you set the proxy to SOCKS server. -- Ari Luotonen, Mail-Stop MV-068 Opinions my own, not Netscape's. Netscape Communications Corp. firstname.lastname@example.org 501 East Middlefield Road http://people.netscape.com/ari/ Mountain View, CA 94043, USA Netscape Proxy Server Development
From - Mon Dec 22 07:05:37 1997 Path: secnews.netscape.com!secnews3.netscape.com!not-for-mail From: "R. Perry"
Newsgroups: netscape.communicator Subject: Re: Mail Filter Log Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 23:11:46 -0500 Organization: -- Lines: 21 Message-ID: <349DE882.423D143E@mailway.com> References: <349DE40F.797F5A3A@earthlink.net> NNTP-Posting-Host: ronna.ne.mediaone.net Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.04 [en] (Win95; U) X-Mozilla-Status: 8013 Dennis Harbach wrote: > Is there any easy way to clear the mail filter log? I've changed some of > my filters and I'd like to clear the log so I can more easily see the > results when messages come in. > > -- > Dennis Harbach > Los Angeles, CA Look in your "users\yourname\mail" directory for the file "mailfilt.log". You should be able to open it in notepad. -- Ronna Perry Netscape Champion NUFAQ http://www.sousystems.com/faq/
From - Mon Dec 22 07:04:13 1997 Path: secnews.netscape.com!not-for-mail From: Chris McAfee
Newsgroups: netscape.communicator.unix Subject: Re: How to print the URL on printouts?? Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 01:28:36 -0800 Organization: N E T S C A P E Lines: 13 Message-ID: <349B8FC4.C087BE3C@netscape.com> References: <3496DA72.A926DD23@cs.vu.nl> NNTP-Posting-Host: h-205-217-243-26.netscape.com Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.04 [en] (X11; I; SunOS 5.6 sun4c) To: Christoph Haenle X-Mozilla-Status: 8011 Christoph Haenle wrote: > > how can I tell the communicator 4.03 under UNIX to print the URL > whenever I print some web-page? It's annoying adding the URL by hand > later. > We have solved this problem, both headers and footers now print, and this missed the 4.04 release. -Chris email@example.com Unix Communicator
From - Mon Dec 22 07:04:26 1997 Path: secnews.netscape.com!not-for-mail From: Jay Garcia
Newsgroups: netscape.communicator,netscape.communicator.unix Subject: Re: Mail Filters Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 12:16:39 -0600 Organization: http://www.gatewayno.com Lines: 20 Message-ID: <349ABA07.B144726D@i-10.net> References: <349AB830.8D1393CD@cauto.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: pp16.absorb.com Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.04 [en]C-GATEWAY (Win95; I) Xref: secnews.netscape.com netscape.communicator:59303 netscape.communicator.unix:399 X-Mozilla-Status: 8011 Mark Otto wrote: > > When will Netscape Messenger support 'or' in addition to 'and' in the > Mail Filters? Is there some way to currently get around this? It's a > pain to have to set up multiple filters for one Mailing List for > example. > > Any comments would be appreciated. > > Thanks, > Mark Major overhaul for filters is scheduled for 5.0 ... -Jay-