New Sample UI Posted
Monday March 22nd, 1999
We at Mozillazine have been playing around with XUL/CSS, and have created our own UI. It is similar to the old configurable chrome in mozillaclassic. To try it, simply rename the navigator.xul file to navigator.xu~, which is in the res/samples/ directory of the m3/nightly builds, download the new navigator.xul (*shift-click!*) file and place it in the same directory. This will download all the chrome and other UI elements when you load apprunner. Note, this will not change any UI except for the browser window.
In the UI, we killed the second/personal toolbar, added our own menu, changed the colors and buttons, and added some functionality. You can now load a new window, Messenger, or Composer from the bottom toolbar/component bar.
#41 Re:New Sample UI Posted, M3
by vead <email@example.com>
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 11:50 AM
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Have tried it. Pretty Cool. I got the unix version, put it on redhat 5.2... Here's a few rough spots I noticed on first look:
1. must set preferences.js by hand 2. the '.tar' file I downloaded was actually a '.tar.gz' file. Was not able to unpack until I renamed it 'm3.tar.gz'. then it worked.
3. Unable to follow generated links, but able to display the page generated by the following newsnow.co.uk query: ------------------ <http://www.newsnow.co.uk/…CHalloween%2CWalnut+Creek> ------------------------- 4. apprunner doesn't always make a scroll bar for pages larger than the browser-area window.
5. along the same lines, resizing the apprunner application doesn't always display browser-area contents...behaves more like a virtual window, or child sheets in a powerbuilder app that only exist within the space of the parent sheet. (i find this distasteful and frustrating, but some might consider it a 'feature'. ack.)
so much for first impressions.
Please post the M4...etc release schedule so I can keep pounding on 'em. This is great. The first time I have something I feel like I can test. Keep 'em coming, early and often.
And, Thanks Mozilla. --vead