Classic Skin Now In Nightly Builds

Thursday June 22nd, 2000

Now that skin-switching is a reality in Mozilla, the developers have been working on a "Classic" skin for Windows, Linux, and Mac. The "Classic skin" aims to not only provide a more "Communicator"-like UI alternative for Mozilla, but also give users more platform-specific UI widgets.

If you run Windows, you can try out the "Classic" skin in the current nightly builds. Start up Mozilla, go to the prefs dialog via Edit > Preferences, visit the Appearance > Themes pref panel, choose "Classic" from the list of available skins, and click the "Apply Theme" button. After a moment of whirring, Mozilla wil be skinned with the "Classic" theme. There's still a lot of work to be done on the skin, but it's worth checking out.

Thanks to Colin Stewart, Yoshi, and Christopher Cook for this news.

#28 Yes it does (win32)

by ben952

Friday June 23rd, 2000 7:10 AM

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It uses system colors for menus, text selection, ... Even for the toolbar buttons text. But it does not use system fonts, it uses the default font for mozilla (in the prefs) You must use the "sans serif" as default type if you want your menubar to look like the windows ones. But it changes your default font for web pages too!