Modern 2.0

Wednesday August 23rd, 2000

Netscape has begun working on landing the new modern skin for both Mozilla 1 and Netscape 6. The current plan is to dump the current modern skin when the new one has fully landed.

While the skin looks better than the first version of Modern, we think this time could be better spent on improving the Classic skin, which is preferred by the majority of users, rather than working on a skin that has already been shunned by most in the community. What are they thinking?

#49 Re: Get rid of the throbber - if you're a hacker..

by rkl

Thursday August 24th, 2000 2:40 PM

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Yes, all fine and dandy, but how many "average" NS 6.X users are going to do this ? Why not stick a right-button activated menu on the throbber to let you turn it off ? Or just a menu item or something in the prefs dialog.

Expecting users to have to edit .css files buried in the NS install tree isn't really practical for anyone but us die-hards really.

Without a friendly chrome component toggler, we've already begun to see "spin-off add-ins" to add the ability to, yes, toggle bits of your chrome on and off. Is this something too difficult to generically handle across all chromes (so that the chrome designer/coder doesn't have to code the same toggling code in every chrome they ship) ?