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Mozilla Splash Generator for Mac OS X

Sunday July 7th, 2002

Jake Thompson writes: "Mac OS X users can now enjoy changing the splash screen of Mozilla, just like Windows users. Mallet and Bare have released a program called Mozilla Splash Generator, which modifies Mozilla's resource fork to change the splash screen. This site will probably go over the bandwidth limit, so a mirror has been created."

A fine selection of splash screens can be found at mozdev. And in case you've forgotten, you can change the splash screen on Windows by placing an image named mozilla.bmp in your Mozilla program folder. Linux users have to recompile.


#1 Linux users have to recompile?

by michaelH

Sunday July 7th, 2002 7:37 PM

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I didn't think Mozilla on Linux had a splash screen that comes up. Maybe i'm wrong. Would someone care to enlighten me?

Also, if it does have a splash screen, is there any development to make it as easy as Windows to change it (without a recompile)?

Thanks,

Michael

#5 Re: Linux users have to recompile?

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Sunday July 7th, 2002 8:12 PM

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You have to enable it with a command line switch.

./mozilla -splash

should do it for you (if not then read bug <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27446> and get the right switch, I was too lazy to read through it)

--Asa

#7 Re: Linux users have to recompile?

by jsebrech

Monday July 8th, 2002 2:43 AM

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The code for changing it was pulled because it was "faster" that way. The feature request bug for it is here: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=116375>

#2 A fine time for a new slash screen...

by ksheka

Sunday July 7th, 2002 7:57 PM

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I guess this is a good time to suggest changing the Mozilla splash screen. Some interesting bugs about splash screens are <<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32218>>, <<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35866>>, <<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62209>>, and <<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66898>>.

Of course, to get more bugs about, just query Bugzilla. :-)

#4 A fine time for a new slash screen...

by ksheka

Sunday July 7th, 2002 8:00 PM

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I guess this is a good time to suggest changing the Mozilla splash screen. Some interesting bugs about splash screens are <<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32218>>, <<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35866>>, <<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62209>>, and <<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66898>>.

Of course, to get more bugs about, just query Bugzilla. :-)

#6 and why no linux splash screens?

by ph1nn <ph1nn@earthlink.net>

Sunday July 7th, 2002 11:42 PM

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Although i dont exactly want them (id greatly prefer a quicker startup time) im curious why there aren't any...

#11 Re: and why no linux splash screens?

by techn9ne

Monday July 8th, 2002 9:57 AM

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I hate the splash screens in windows. All my shortcuts are mozilla.exe -nosplash but sometimes windows auto starts when I click on a link and I have to use the splash. On my 1.1ghz machine it loads fast enough w/o one. I wish there was a preference in prefs.js to turn it off.

#13 Re: and why no linux splash screens?

by johnlar <johnlar@tfn.net>

Monday July 8th, 2002 10:53 AM

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Why don't you use use the preloader, never a splash screen then, and with a 1.1 it shouldn't cause any preformance problems. If you've tried it in the past and have had preformance problems its defiantly time to try it again, they have slimmed it down nicly.

#8 How do you change the splash screen on Windows

by Salsaman

Monday July 8th, 2002 7:14 AM

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All I could find was: "replace mozilla.bmp with another file"

but all the files linked to are .jpg, .gif or .png. Is it enough to rename the files to mozilla.bmp, or do you have to convert the filetype as well ?

#9 Re: How do you change the splash screen on Windows

by sabes

Monday July 8th, 2002 7:50 AM

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just put a bitmap image named "mozilla.bmp" in your mozilla program directory (i.e., where the mozilla.exe file resides). it has to be converted to a bmp. you can't just change the file extension.

#10 I tried this and mozilla crashed

by leafdigital

Monday July 8th, 2002 8:30 AM

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2002070408 crashed when I tried this, wouldn't start up. I deleted the file and all was well again... oh well. (I'm wondering if it's because the .bmp I used wasn't the same size as the current splash.)

--sam

#14 Re: I tried this and mozilla crashed

by sabes

Monday July 8th, 2002 12:29 PM

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Don't know what to tell you. I just tested it using my windows wallpaper which is much bigger than the default splash image and it worked fine. As johnlar mentioned, to create a bmp with mozilla you can right-click an image and set it as the windows wallpaper. Go to you windows directory and look for "Mozilla Wallpaper.bmp". Copy that to the mozilla program directory and rename to "mozilla.bmp" and it should work.

#12 Re: How do you change the splash screen on Windows

by johnlar <johnlar@tfn.net>

Monday July 8th, 2002 10:45 AM

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A quick way to convert to .bmp is using the set as wallpaper feature, it will save the picture as a c:\windows\Mozilla Wallpaper.bmp (or whereever your wallpaper is naturally stored on your comptuer) move/copy and rename it to mozilla.bmp in the directory where mozilla.exe is

#15 insane

by pbreit

Monday July 15th, 2002 7:28 PM

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Get rid of the splash screens already! All they do is reinforce that mozilla is a giant piece of bloatware, not a lean, high performance browser. Does IE have a splash screen? Didn't think so. Is there a single person involved in this project that thinks about important attributes like performance, foot-print, standards and stability rather than useless garbage like skins, splash screens, mail, news, chat and compose?