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.

#62 I guess I'm sentimental

by archen

Sunday June 25th, 2000 12:35 AM

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I still think N3 was the best browser ever made. I got on the Internet with it, it's fast, and about as stable as a browser gets. If it were extended with the newer JavaScript, and CSS support, & HTML4 I'd drop N4 in a heartbeat (sorry to the guys at Netscape, but the only thing I actually LIKE about communicator is messenger).

I can't recall what N2 looked like either. Admittedly I never used it much, but I thought it looked like N3. Guess you'd call the skin classic^2 or something for the N3 skin and keep going that way..

Just keep me the hell away from the Mosaic Netscape .9 beta skin - that's one browser I never want to see again