July 4, 2001

I’ve released Scope 2.0 Beta 2 – yes you read that right … Beta 2 :p No, there was no bug in the “Set Scope as default browser?” dialog – if you said No, Scope wouldn’t do any registry changes … That was a false alram. But what prompted me to do this release was (besides the fact that I’ve done about five or six bug fixes and feature additions since Beta 1 <g>) another NetCaptor review for Scope at BetaNews :p The only problem that this particular reviewer described for Scope was the fact that he or she couldn’t get Scope to work with Mozilla and that reminded me of something that I should have done a long time ago – add some documentation about how to get Mozilla working with Scope <vbg> So I updated the Scope page with a FAQ and also added some documentation to the distro itself. Coupled with the code changes I’d done, it seemed enough to do another beta release and so here it is! The download link’s in the sidebar and you can also download it from the downloads page. Enjoy!

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A couple of things have changed in Scope already since yesterday’s Beta release 🙂 For one, I discovered when a web page is closed by JavaScript, the browser session closes but the Scope tab for that session is not removed <g> I fixed that and added an option that people have been asking for a while – to give focus to the address bar on F6.

I was debating with myself as to whether I should re-release Beta 1 with the new enhancements and perhaps some documentation (I had thought up until recently that I had some documentation with Scope but I was wrong :p I guess I thought Scope was simple enough to understand without any docs <vbg>) Then today I received a bug report which definitely will result in a new build if it is indeed happening – a user told me that he said No to the standard “Make Scope the default browser?” question and that Scope still made some registry changes. That is not something I want and I hadn’t noticed it since I always have Scope set as my default browser. I am going to do some checking today and if it is indeed messing with your registry when you tell it not to, I apologize in advance and there should be a new build out by evening … I probably won’t call it Beta 2 though … or maybe I should to just stop confusing everybody … 🙂

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