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?

#92 Re: Great work...

by rkl

Saturday August 26th, 2000 11:55 AM

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It's not "insignificant whining" at all - look at NS 6 PR 2's "Personal Toolbar": it's nothing of the sort - it's full of commercial stuff (and US-biased commercial stuff at that).

As I said in a previous post, the home button does *not* belong on the personal toolbar - NS 3.X and 4.X (which you've conveniently failed to mention) and ALL IE RELEASES had the home button next to the other navigation icons, which is where it belongs - home is a *navigation* function ! By not putting Home in the correct place, about 20% of the navigation functionality of the browser is destroyed (yes, I admit I do use the Home button several times during a typical session).

The Personal toolbar is a screen-estate waster whose functionality is either wrong (Home button) or pointless.

It seems what we need is an easy way to customise this without having to load a new skin - e.g. a dialog that let's you choose which "toolbar" you put an item on (if you choose to show it at all).

BTW, the "Home" button doesn't always take you to a Website - e.g. it could go to an HTML file on my hard disk via file: URL, so I've got to disagree with you there I'm afraid.