Update on Animation Contest

Thursday July 15th, 1999

I have a brief update regarding the animation contest. First the prizes have been awarded. Thanks to for the generous donations, and the work of Mitchell Baker.

  • Klaus Malorny of Germany - first place, $150 equiv. gift certificate to

  • Marc Stoecker and Phil Moliner of Germany - second place, $100 equiv. gift certificate to

  • Tomi Sarvela of Finland - third place, $55 equiv. gift certificate to

We are working on getting the gallery up, and hope to have a means of adding the throbbers to your own Mozilla sometime soon. We also hope to get the new animation into the nightly builds before M9.

(Updated): Also, Richard Hess of the BeZilla team has created two animation.dat files for Unix users of Communicator. Here's a screenshot of it in place in the browser. One contains a 32x32 and a 28x28 image, and the other a 32x32 and a 16x16 image. Each has been tested on Irix systems, but should work on other Unix systems as well. They can be found in this directory at Richard's website.

#13 Use the new throbber

by Anon

Monday July 19th, 1999 10:26 PM

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It was fairly easy to install the new throbber, at least on the Mac (I assume all builds have similar locations for the files). Please quit Moz before trying this. 1) Save the throbbers you like in a new folder, by holding the mouse button over the images and hitting Save from the pop-up menu. (This does not appear to work in Mac M8, your mileage may vary. I had to use Communicator 4.6 to save the images.) The throbber can be any 32 x 32 pixel GIF animation. Name this file "anim.gif". 2) Figure out which 32 x 32 pixel icon you wish to use as the stop state (not running the animation, not loading a page). Will probably be a frame from the animation. Name this file "anims00.gif" (that's two zeros, btw). 3) Open your mozilla folder. Open res folder. Open throbber folder. Drag anim.gif and anims00.gif out of this folder. DO NOT TRASH THEM, stick them in a new folder in case these directions don't work, you screw something up, etc., etc. 4) Place your new anim.gif and anims00.gif files in this directory. 5) Serve and enjoy. Part of this complete nutritious breakfast. - Adam