Wanna try a new theme?
Yeah, me neither.
why not? I'm using the pinball theme and I like it.
Don't forget http://themes.mozdev.org/ .
Pinball isn't so bad if you open the buttons image up in photoshop and switch it to grayscale.
You don't? Are you insane? "Lo fi" Is tiny, minimalistic, fast and pretty.
Whats wrong with that? Its better than any of the default mozilla themes.
No, I am not insane. Themes always seem, "incomplete" to me. Lo Fi is minimalistic, but the icons are a little too confusing. Pinball is much nicer, but then toolbars for Mail|Compose, Address Book, and Composer resort back to the Modern theme. Where's the consistency?
I'm not against themes at all. I just haven't seen one better than Modern or Classic yet.
Yeah, so far, the only alternative themes I've liked are the ones that Netscape puts on their Theme Park. The problem is that they don't quickly update all their themes to be compatible w/ newer versions.
I wish very muchly for SkyPilot (coolest ever), ToyFactory, and Orbit to come back for Mozilla... but they all seem to have gone away forever.
Orbit is already back, and SkyPilot is being worked on (but there are some worries about whether or not it can be released since kang isn't answering his email). I'm not at all sure what's going on with ToyFactory, I don't have any news on that one.
"Themes always seem, "incomplete" to me. Lo Fi is minimalistic, but the icons are a little too confusing"
Every button in lo fi works. Back is a arrow pointing to the left, sort of a universal signal for back (at least those who read left to right) ... forward is reversed. Stop is a big x (how is this confusing.
The bookmark icon is a small bookmark (i'm still not confused)
The mail icon is a letter. Ok, i can see that as being confusing. Oh wait, no i can't. Compose a message - a picture of a little pen writing on a message. Hmm.
Check new messages - a letter dropping into a mail slot. Etc etc etc.
I just went though all of lo fi, searching for incompleteness, and haven't found anything. Maybe you should, if you haven't, try a recent build of it. Its really quite nice.
The theme i look forward to will have file edit/nav bars/ and the address bar all one one line, preferably movable (i know, k-meleon does this now, but when is the last time a version of that was released?) ... I dont knnow if the xul would even allow somehting like this to be done, natively, but once it is, i'll be in heaven.
Not that mozilla isn't nearly perfect already. I refuse to use anything else.
There should be an aqua Mac style them Just Like opera and IE for Mac has.
does Moz for mac not draw aqua-style widgets? I was under the impression that classic did. it's not legal to make an aqua theme for any other OS.
Well, I've been using GrayModern for a while now. It's really nice. I got sick of how blue Modern was (even though it's not as bad as it used to be).
Lo-Fi isn't too bad, if you change the theme a little to have mouseover image changes on the toolbar, and change the menu style back to the regular Windows kind (like most other themes).
The IE theme would probably be good for getting someone to switch from IE to Mozilla, if they don't like how it looks. This would make them feel more at home :)
But overall, the themes seem to suck horribly. Like any other skinnable/themeable program.
"I just went though all of lo fi, searching for incompleteness, and haven't found anything."
Composer uses the classic icons (shrunk?) and still has rollover effects.
Though not exactly Aqua(tm), the Pinstripe Theme for Mozilla on Mac OS X attempts to streamline the look of the Classic theme and give a more OS X-like look and feel. Recently updated for 1.0RC3.
I think 'Eskimo' is great. I like that flat style.
>I wish very muchly for SkyPilot (coolest ever),
>ToyFactory, and Orbit to come back for Mozilla...but
>they all seem to have gone away forever.
posted by WebGremlin
>Orbit is already back
... as Orbit Retro
Oribt is back, and is beaten up by its Retro Clone completely. There is now an Aqua theme out there, I'm just looking at it and I begin to like it. Also some body has put the slick icons into a theme and called it SlickZilla. Sky-Pilot is now on version 1.9, and gets updated more often than mozilla does. Toy Factory works with mozilla, and if you fool Netscape with two lines in your *.js you can even install it. Some themes need to get patched, than you can start the "messenger" program again with moz 1.2. Who knows the wooden theme from Alfred Kayer? Its woody. Wood you install it? I did and I like it. Get all the themes, folks! When you have looked at classic for years and years, and than another year on modern, life can get so exciting.. ;-)
Themes are one of the worst features of Mozilla. It's not that I have anything against themes in general; it's just that to make things as flexible as possible they wrote the whole GUI in an interpreted language. The result is a browser that's extremely sluggish. Compare it to Netscape 4.x if you don't believe me.
All current Mozilla Themes Suck
We need a Windows XP or a Glass style theme and we need alpha transparency in Win 2k and XP
I can't get orbit to work correctly.........It always says that I am trying to run a theme designed for an earlier version of Mozilla, but I am downloading the 1.2, which is what I have. Oh, by the way a Windows Xp-ish them would be awesome.
Scratch that....I was downloading from MozDev.....DeskMod's version works perfectly.
i'm not a fan of themes, per se. but the pinstripe theme for OS X (there's an updated install for mozilla 1.2.1) is wonderful. since it uses the OS' Appearance Manager is much faster (i've found) than even the default modern theme.
"does Moz for mac not draw aqua-style widgets? I was under the impression that classic did. it's not legal to make an aqua theme for any other OS."
Probably not but who cares :-)
I wish someone would put out a complete MAC OSX theme for mozilla....
Is there any new theme for mozilla 1.3 for os x?
check themes.mozdev.org for an updated list of themes available for Mozilla/Phoenx
I hate grey. Why are almost all the themes (for anything, not just Mozilla) based on grey? Let's have a little imagination!
no themes look good with xp
most of the themes are extremely ugly (especially in xp). the nice minimalistic ones like aquamoz are hard to find. =/
I really like Pinball but it doesn't work with 1.5a. 8( I don't often use composer but once in awhile I use it to trim down a page I want to print. 1.5a's composer doesn't work at all with pinball.
I'm hoping there'll be an update.
Meanwhile, there's a 404 error on the deskmod link from this thread and from the "add themes" link in Moz preferences. Are they no longer a resource?
[quote] I hate grey. Why are almost all the themes (for anything, not just Mozilla) based on grey? Let's have a little imagination! [quote]
They use your desktop colours (edited in Display Properties/Appearance). Kind of annoys me too.
Why is it that a lot of Opera themes look great whereas most Mozilla themes don't look anywhere near as good. (I only use Opera for web testing). Must say full marks to the guy who made Afterglow http://home.arcor.de/abrandl/afterglow.html - not perfect but a step in the right direction.
Anyone know when Orbit Retro and, my personal fave, aquaMOZ are going to get a Moz 1.5 release?
Is Skypilot available for 1.5?
Why doesn't anyone work on the IE theme? I'd never use it but I'm trying to convert nonbelievers and trying to reduce culture shock. Ugh.