Quero Toolbar IE add-on
I have ported two popular themes from the graphic artist Everaldo, that are known from the KDE desktop, to Quero. Thanks to Everaldo for making the icons available.
  • Quick Find: find text backwards by right-clicking on the magnifying glass icon or by pressing F2
  • F3/F2 are now global shortcut keys (F3 substitutes the IE find dialog)
  • Home button added
  • Fixed: Quick Type issues on certain frame-based Web sites; IE freezed when opening a new window/tab from the context menu under certain conditions
  • Fixed in IE7: missing "Open in New Tab" entry in context menu under certain conditions
Happy holidays and a happy new year!
Happy birthday!
As a birthday present, I have updated the Quero Launcher that can tweak the user interface of IE7 and open multiple tabs from the command line now.
I am going to present Quero's anti-phishing techniques at the PST 2006 conference which is focusing on privacy, security and trust technologies and research issues. The conference will be held from 30th October to 1st November in Markham/Canada (near Toronto). I would be glad to meet you there.
Yesterday afternoon (PDT) Microsoft has released the final version of IE7 for Windows XP SP2 (English). With Quero you can customize your browser, decide whether to replace the standard navigation bar or use Quero like a search bar, find text as you type (Quick Find), fight address spoofing attacks and arm yourself against annoying ads with the integrated ad blocker.
  • Quick Type & Quick Find: instantly search, navigate and find as you type
  • Support for middle mouse button (opens the selected entry in a new window or tab)
  • Synchronized Quero's https indicator with the lock icon of IE7
  • Improved Ad Blocker (filters more dynamic content)
  • New Quero shortcut key options: Alt+D and Alt+S
  • Live Search replaces MSN Search
  • Behavior of Escape key changed (immediately displays the current URL)
  • Fixed in IE6: navigation to IDN addresses from within the Web page (this bug was introduced in version 3.0.1.0)
  • Fixed: stability issues; loading settings if the Quero registry key is set to read-only
The Quero News are now offered as an RSS feed too.
The final version 3 is now available. Thank you to all the beta testers who helped me with this release. Here is a summary of the new features:
  • IE7 support (optimized for tabbed browsing)
  • Improved and now configurable Ad Blocker
  • New toolbar layout with navigation buttons
  • Quero Themes (customize the appearance of your toolbar)
  • User Agent Editor (allows you to modify the browser identification string)
  • Installer changes: Quero no longer installs itself into the Windows system directory (when upgrading the installer automatically tidys up your system directory)
  • New options: configure if you want to automatically open a search/address in a new window/tab
  • New keyboard shortcuts (Alt+Enter/Click, Ctrl+Enter/Click in context menus: open a search/address in a new tab)
  • All keyboard shortcuts are now available in the Windows 98/NT version, too.
  • IDN: Due to compatibility issues loosened requirements for legal ASCII URLs (UseSTD3ASCIIRules unset for sublevel domain labels).
  • Fixed in IE7: occasional crash when closing IE, content filter caused print preview to fail
  • Quero Themes (customize your toolbar icons, instructions on how to build your own theme will be available soon)
  • User Agent Editor (allows you to modify the browser identification string)
  • Installer changes: Quero no longer installs itself into the Windows system directory (when upgrading the installer automatically deletes the Quero.dll file from your system32 directory), default search profile selection added
  • IE7: the Quero shortcut key can be changed to Alt+Q if you prefer CTRL+Q for Quick View
  • IDN: improved missing glyph detection (considers "font linking" now)
  • Fixed: another issue preventing input of the slash character on some Web sites
  • Fixed in IE7: display of favicons in the taskbar, set focus in search box, Quero keyboard shortcuts available from the standard navigation bar
Quero Toolbar was nominated for the Softwarepark Hagenberg Award and won the second place in the category junior award at yesterday's award ceremony. My presentation for that award is now online.
Quero Launcher allows you now to easily change the user agent string of IE to simulate another browser.