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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.


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

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Friday June 23rd, 2000 3:14 PM

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I doubt moz will ever get that far in using system ui setting. At most it can do system colors and system fonts (and maybe some other simple stuff like border width). If we are going that far, we might as well try supporting native widgets. Which brings to mind, how should native widgets be specified in XUL (if moz is going to support it and still have gfx widgets)?