Safari like theme?

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05 Apr, 2012 12:17 AM


I've been trying to post on the TenFourFox blogger (Poisoned coffee) page but not having much luck. I would like to know where one can obtain the Safari like theme for TenFourFox that Chris is using.

Also is there any specific reason why TenFourFox stopped using gradients on the browser toolbar? it seems to rely on this flat grey.

  1. 1 Posted by alois on 05 Apr, 2012 01:54 AM

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    Last I checked grapple compatibility broke a long time ago.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 05 Apr, 2012 03:07 AM

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    You'd have to ask Chris; I don't know.

    We do use a very slight gradient. The reason why is because the current setting works on both 10.4 and 10.5; the old gradient broke in Fx8 on 10.4 and made the window tough to read, so this is a compromise. At some point I'm considering a brushed metal window theme, but I'd prefer not to do cosmetic changes while we're at source parity.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 05 Apr, 2012 04:52 AM

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    CappyB, this is no special theme. It's just the regular TenFourFox theme with Tabs on top disabled.

  4. 4 Posted by CappyB on 05 Apr, 2012 12:02 PM

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    Chris, that is odd then because the default theme hasn't had the back and forward buttons like that for a long time. Even Firefox itself.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 05 Apr, 2012 12:25 PM

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    View>Toolbars>Customize>Use small icons :-) You can also drag them in any order you like. And you get a real reload button if you want that.

  6. 6 Posted by CappyB on 05 Apr, 2012 01:27 PM

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    Ah, thanks Chris! That was sneaky. Back in the early Firefox days setting the buttons to small really would have made them small, like 24x. Thanks again.

    Cameron, if one was to restore the gradient, tweak it for their own personal use... what files would I need to edit?

    Can I also suggest if you do make it brushed metal in the distant future, to make it optional. Brushed metal will look completely out of place on Leopard.

    Another question I would like to ask, I don't want to come across spamming the forum with endless new threads for small questions... if you were to require a new icon, what could you suggest that could resemble TenFourFox. I want to create an icon that is elegant that resembles TenFourFox and if it's good enough, to send it your way for review...

    Also offering any help for designing the about dialog window? these are things I was going to do for personal use but my knowledge in coding is very grim. I would like to help make TenFourFox a very elegant app.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 05 Apr, 2012 01:32 PM

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    If you wanted to create a gradient theme, you might be better off working on a Persona. These are lightweight image veneers that don't require much coding, and are specifically supported by the toolkit. The brushed metal option would have been implemented in that fashion.

    As far as the icon goes, it just needs to be "better" in my opinion than what there is now. Please note that the icon does have a certain amount of identity tied up in it, so I would be unlikely to accept something radically different. You can certainly post ideas in this thread; just don't take it personally if I give thumbs down.

    For the about dialogue, we aren't customizing anything other than the background and the wording. The layout is the same as Firefox, and I'd prefer to stabilize that until we're not at source parity also.

  8. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 13 Apr, 2012 03:00 AM.

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