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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.


#34 Re: Re: Re: Yes it does (win32)

by gwalla <gwalla@despammed.com>

Friday June 23rd, 2000 12:40 PM

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I've actually seen a complaint on n.p.m.wishlist to the effect that Mozilla doesn't honor Kaleidoscope settings on Mac!

Kaleidoscope is a Mac extention that allows extensive customization of the Mac UI...not just colors but even windows, scrollbars, and progress meters (so you can make it look like BeOS, wicker basket, etc.). It's fun, but a real memory & processor hog.