The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite (see below). Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.
powered by Mozilla Under the hood, SeaMonkey uses much of the same Mozilla source code which powers such successful siblings as Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, Sunbird and Miro.
Tabbed browsing gives you a better way to surf the net. You no longer have to open one page at a time. With tabbed browsing, open several pages at once with one click. Plus, your homepage can be multiple pages, in tabs. And if you mistakenly close a tab or window, functionality to Undo Closed Tab or Window helps you bring it back to continue working with it.
SeaMonkey's powerful Add-ons Management provides almost infinite possibilies to extend your Internet experience both through installing additional functionality created by others and
# Sync (f.k.a. Weave) is now included directly in SeaMonkey. Sync allows you to keep your browsing history, passwords, bookmarks, preferences and tabs in sync across different devices (computers) in a secure way.
# SeaMonkey windows can now be themed with Personas (lightweight themes).
# The bookmarks system has been reworked to use the Places framework shared with Firefox (already used for history data in SeaMonkey 2.0), including a new Bookmark Manager and fast bookmarking button in the location bar.
# Find in Page now works with a toolbar instead of a modal window.
# OpenSearch plugins are now supported and the default for web search.
# An optional search bar (including suggestions if the search engine supports it) is available in browser toolbar customization, and an engine manager for OpenSearch is available.
# More toolbar widgets are now customizable.
# The new Add-ons Manager opens directly in the browser now and has received a major facelift.
# The new Data Manager now unifies cookie, permission, password, and form data management.
# Flash cookies (LSOs) will now be removed when using Clear Private Data / Cookies (requires Flash Player 10.3 or better).
# Plugin crashes do not take down the whole application anymore since plugins run in their own processes now.
# Plugins now work in feeds shown in MailNews windows.
# The feed preview UI and the Helper Applications preferences can now detect the system's default feed reader and use it.
# Page zoom is being remembered on a site-specific basis now.
# The browser tab bar is now scrollable to cope with tab overflow. This includes an "All Tabs" navigation button to quickly list all open tabs.
# You can now drag and drop downloads, e.g. from the Download Manager to the desktop.
# SeaMonkey now shows "doorhangers" for notifications like remembering log-in passwords or after installing an extension.
# The new DoNotTrack HTTP header is supported (configurable in Preferences).
# A page with Troubleshooting Information (about:support) and the option to restart in Safe Mode are now available from the Help menu.
# Loading the URL about:memory now shows how much memory is used by different parts of SeaMonkey.
# SeaMonkey should now support more websites that previously appeared to only work with Firefox (configurable in Preferences).
# News messages can now be deleted from local storage.
# Cascaded Session Restore improves restoring large browsing sessions.
# SeaMonkey now uses Omnijar which results in fewer installed files, less fragmentation and better startup time.
# Windows 7 Jump Lists support was added.
# Download progress is now shown in the Windows 7 taskbar.
Mozilla platform changes:
# Better performance on startup and shutdown, and memory usage improvements.
# Protection from out-of-date plugins has been added.
# Text areas in web forms are now resizable.
# CSS :visited selectors have been changed to block ways that websites can quickly check a user's browsing history.
# The WOFF format for downloadable website fonts is now supported.
# SMIL animation in SVG is now supported.
# New CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events have been implemented.
# A new HTML5 parser is used for all HTML documents.
# New DOM and HTML5 features including the Drag & Drop API and the File API are now supported.
# HTML5 video can now be viewed full screen and supports both the WebM format and the "buffered" property.
# Web developers can animate content using CSS Transitions.
# The W3C Indexed Database API is now available to websites.
# Support for WebGL, Direct2D and Direct3D acceleration on Windows has been added (see about:support for support and Preferences for configuration).
# The HSTS security protocol and the proposed Audio Data API are available.
# OpenType support has been improved.
# HTML5 Forms API support has been added.