New Theme Builder Themes

Friday February 9th, 2001

David Boswell writes:
"New themes have been posted at All of these themes have been created using the latest nightly version of Chameleon. The latest version fixes some publish bugs and allows you to fully theme the entire browser and then publish your theme. Come get the latest version and submit your new themes for addition to this new themes page."

#1 Same ol', same ol'

by rgelb

Friday February 9th, 2001 2:47 PM

Why do all the skins have the same button configuration? Also, some of the skins have no sense of esthetics whatsoever.


#2 Re: Same ol', same ol'

by WillyWonka

Friday February 9th, 2001 7:05 PM

They have the same configuration because they are css modifications, not xul modifications. If you want to move the buttons around, you have to go into the guts of the xml files and reorganize items.

#8 Re: Same ol', same ol'

by DieHappy

Saturday February 10th, 2001 1:19 PM

So, skins changes are set of css modifications and chrome changes are a set of xul modifications. Is a theme a collection of both the css and xml files that bring these changes? If both sets of files are contained in a theme then eventually Chameleon should be able to edit both the css and xml files, right? If I wanted to create my own theme, what xml files would I need to change to move a few buttons around?

#5 Re: Same ol', same ol'

by gerbilpower

Friday February 9th, 2001 7:19 PM

Just adding to WillyWonka's answer, skins are just changing the appearing of something without changing the layout. Chromes changes layout and even how something behaves.


#3 Hurry up and finish this sucker :)

by WillyWonka

Friday February 9th, 2001 7:09 PM

This program is great. I ran into a few problems with it though (Yes I know it's version 0.2)

It looked great in the preview, but when I packaged up my skin and tested it out in moz, it didn't look anything like the little view that you work with. Also, it was at this point I realized the Load button doesn't work yet.

Oh well, when you put out v.3 I'll try it out again.

It would be nice if changes were auto-applied though. It was getting tedius having to hit that button so often :)

#4 Re: Hurry up and finish this sucker :)

by petejc

Friday February 9th, 2001 7:17 PM

Load button works. Has worked for a while now. If you can't get it to work, please file a bug.



#6 Re: Hurry up and finish this sucker :)

by WillyWonka

Friday February 9th, 2001 7:38 PM

You know what? It's the fact that pulldown menus aren't working properly on my version of moz.

I was expecting the button click to open an Open dialog box, but it drops down a dropdown (Which doesn't always appear on this build)

I was able to load and continue working on my skin. Yeah! Now to figure out why the preview and the .jar don't look the same.

#7 *Aqua theme* please - anyone? Anybody?

by flacco

Saturday February 10th, 2001 4:03 AM

Mozilla is the only downer in my supercool Auqua-themed Linux desktop.

Couldn't some kind soul make an Aqua theme for Mozilla??

Mail to:

#9 Re: *Aqua theme* please - anyone? Anybody?

by harpoonflyby

Monday February 12th, 2001 5:34 PM

it's not possible for several reasons. currently have too many limitations to do an aqua theme. without PNG or SVG working properly we could never get aqua style buttons to scale and stretch properly. transparency doesn't work either

the other reason is that Apple is cracking down on violators of Aqua copyrighted property