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Dino

Sunday August 20th, 2000

Ryan Cassin writes, "Many people who are in the #mozillazine conversation know about Dino, but I'd like to take time right now and quickly introduce readers of mozillazine.org to Dino as well. Essentially, Dino is a set of Patches (which come in an easy to install XPI) which add a wide array of options to Mozilla. Included is the ability to remove the print and search buttons from the main toolbar, and toggle the bookmarks menu and the home button from the personal toolbar. Also included is a notepad-like sidebar. Why not head over to the dino homepage at and give it a whirl?"


#1 See what happens when you dont visit IRC (n/t)

by Tekhir

Monday August 21st, 2000 5:36 PM

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:)

#2 Recent Builds Only

by ERICmurphy <murphye@gmail.com>

Monday August 21st, 2000 7:08 PM

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Be sure to note that installing on older M17 builds will not work. It damages some XUL overlays and Moz won't run.

I found out first hand... haha

#3 Impressed

by irve

Tuesday August 22nd, 2000 3:26 AM

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funny, I finally realized the full scale and potential of the Mozilla project. I am really impressed. the two annoyances of mozilla can be easily made an option by outside patch. I have always marveled the xul idea itself and its potential, but seeing this work almost brings tears to my eyes :) good luck Dino.

#4 Bad implementation

by alecf <alecf@flett.org>

Tuesday August 22nd, 2000 8:10 AM

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The implementation replaces navigator.xul, etc.. why happens if someone else makes their own modifications to navigator.xul? why not use dynamic overlays instead?

Overlays are kind of the equivalent of runtime "patch" for XUL - add/remove XUL elements, etc as the document is loaded - this way as navigator.xul changes, dino will stay in sync.

#10 We know

by hodeleri <drbrain@segment7.net>

Wednesday August 23rd, 2000 10:26 AM

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We want to get a content-based diff method of patching files they we don't replace so that dino can perform modifications like this, unfortunately that'll have to wait until Moz1.0

#13 You don't have to wait

by alecf <alecf@flett.org>

Sunday August 27th, 2000 7:03 AM

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dynamic overlays are in the product now! you don't have to wait for moz 1.0 - the dynamic overlay stuff has been in there for over 6 months!

if you use dynamic overlays, your stuff will work with any version of moz, M16, M17, daily builds, etc

#14 It's almost there

by zachlipton

Tuesday August 29th, 2000 12:56 PM

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Dynamic overlays will soon be used in dino 1.5, it is in final testing now and it will be posted to the net soon

#5 Great!

by jonde <joona.nuutinen@pp.inet.fi>

Tuesday August 22nd, 2000 8:36 AM

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This sure a great add-on. Should be implemented as deafault! What I'm missing, would be a Go -button. And a context menu for the location bar :)

#6 Coinky-Dink

by beastie

Tuesday August 22nd, 2000 9:46 AM

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What a coincidence. Check out this post by Hyatt:

<//news.mozilla.org/39A2394B.E6D9F317@netscape.com>" rel="nofollow"><news://news.mozilla.org/3…<94B.E6D9F317@netscape.com>>

#7 Re: Coinky-Dink

by thales

Tuesday August 22nd, 2000 12:05 PM

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Even better , Check out the comments in bug 30797 for the last few days.

#8 Why isn't there an article about kmeleon

by biswapesh

Wednesday August 23rd, 2000 10:22 AM

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I'm surprised there isn't an article about KMeleon, the Windows version of Galeon - Gecko with Windows native (IE like) interface. try it out at <http://www.kmeleon.org/>

#12 Re: Why isn't there an article about kmeleon

by arielb

Friday August 25th, 2000 12:18 PM

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cool..and I know one person who will be extremely pleased by this...remember Bruce? :)

#9 Why isn't there an article about kmeleon

by biswapesh

Wednesday August 23rd, 2000 10:23 AM

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I'm surprised there isn't an article about KMeleon, the Windows version of Galeon - Gecko with Windows native (IE like) interface. try it out at <http://www.kmeleon.org/>

#11 Praise be.

by ess

Thursday August 24th, 2000 8:03 AM

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I love options; I love these easy-to-install modifications. As long as it's all this convenient, the default interface can look however the interface "experts" want it to -- everyone else can get it working according to their own desires with minimal effort.

("It only has one button, and we push it before it leaves the factory.")