I was quite occupied recently but I have two pieces of good news: First, Quero is now open source and secondly, I have also managed to build a new version.
I have thought about releasing Quero as open source since the release of version 1 five years ago but decided to stay closed source for the time being in order to keep more control over it.
From a developer's stand point I understand the benefits of open source software and believe me I wished many times to have access to the source code of IE and Windows, which would have saved me from so many hours figuring things out.
I am glad releasing Quero finally as open source, which is quite a natural step for a freeware project in my opinion. You are welcome to improve the code or take it as a reference for your own add-on project. The next challenge will be to see how comaptible Quero will be with IE9 but until then I wish you hassle-free browsing with Quero.
- Quero is now open source, licensed under the GPLv3
- New method to hide the standard navigation bar using the NoNavBar group policy (changing the setting requires Administrator rights)
- Extended Favicon support (favicons are now displayed in the history and search-engine drop-down list if available in the cache)
- Support for custom search engine icons added
- SSL certificate information is now displayed in the Quero box (box does not turn yellow any more to be more consistent with IE8)
- Quero button is now optional, entire toolbar can be hidden if you only want to use the ad blocker
- Added Site Search capability which allows you to search for keywords on the current Web site (Google Site Search engine added to demonstrate this feature)
- Experimental option to hide the Favorites button added (useful for reducing the interface to just one line if tabbed browsing is turned off)
- Optional page loading animation added (useful if tabbed browsing is turned off, requires IE7 or higher)
- Using Explorer's blocked pop-up sound instead of own sound
- New graphics for the home and go button
- Discontinued development for Windows 98
- Removed additional settings for Quick Find, it is now either on or off
- Removed option "Set focus in search box" (functionality replaced by Quick Type)
- Fixed: searching from the context menu did not work in pop-up windows (or if tabbed browsing was turned off)