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.

#58 Re:New Sample UI Posted

by Paul Nakada <>

Thursday March 25th, 1999 9:46 AM

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something to consider when talking about "chrome" is that navigator.xul is more than just your typical chrome. There is a ton of stuff that defines behavior in there. One could imagine someone defining a "trojan horse" ui which looks like a normal navigator, but hooks into history etc and compromises the user's privacy, etc. all of that javascript code in the definition is very powerful, but also something that must be very closely inspected.

This type of issue leads me to think that setting a new "look and feel" to navigator is akin to accepting a privileged applet and might even require some sort of digital signature.