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.

#58 Re: Re: Mozilla Icon

by Dan6992

Saturday June 24th, 2000 3:50 PM

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Actually, for Windows, it depends on how they're linked into the .exe file. If the Mozilla team were to use a .dll to contain the icons, instead of hard coding them in, then a chrome package creator could create his/her own dll using a simple shareware program like EasyIcons to replace the defaults. Now I don't know if it would be as simple on other platforms, but it would be no problem in Windows.