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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 ftp.mozilla.org. 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...


#145 Looks great ... two suggestions ..

by ipotting <iapottinger@netscape.net>

Wednesday April 25th, 2001 5:34 PM

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To reiterate some of my comments in a previous discussion <http://www.mozillazine.or…ticle=1889&message=52> I think that replacing the throbber with animating envelope/nav-wheel images would be great. Marketing fluff would be replaced by a identity creating element that also provides user feedback.

Two suggestions: 1) Ensure the images and the animations are very subtle. Don't distract the user. He can turn his attention to these elements when he wants, at his choosing. Don't force it on him. 2) Though probably not possible in Mozilla right now, make use of the space behind and around the other elements on the toolbar. This helps to conserve space. Ideally the toolbar background should *be* the throbber!