Modern 3 and Autocomplete Test Build Available

Monday April 23rd, 2001

Asa Dotzler writes:
"For those of you who are interested in helping us test new features (or just like to get a sneak preview of things to come) there is an experimental Windows build with the new autocomplete widget and the new modern theme available at Please post theme feedback and autcomplete issues here until it is checked into the trunk."

Joe Hewitt wants to also let folks know that the new skin is only half way done, and to be gentle on him...

#133 morph the throbber.

by jsgremlin <>

Wednesday April 25th, 2001 12:18 PM

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An animating *something* in the top right is good, but I don't think it *has* to be an ugly, boxy button. I loved the Orbit theme for NS6 in large part because it included a throbber that looked decent and wasn't rectangular.

IMHO, using an envelope/wheel/pen&paper/rolodex in that area would be great, since it would make each ap more distinctive, yet consistent. Consistency would be even better if they could be animated similarly, with lightly shaded (and thinner than in NS4) shooting stars passing in front and behind them. I think that would confuse very few people, and the overall aesthetic gain would win some converts.