Posts Tagged ‘Firefox’

Priority text in Firefox

Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

Mike Rhodes sent me email to point out Phil Wilson’s weblog entry concerning priority text in Firefox. It may make sense to actually have the Industrial Firefox theme do this by default if the icons are set to small and “no text”, as other programs in GNOME do this as well, such as Evolution, for instance.

What do you all think?

Firefox 1.0!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Firefox is now 1.0!

* There’s a new start page over at Google.
* I’ve updated the Firefox Industrial theme to 1.0.6.

Industrial for Firefox: 1.0.4 1.0.5

Friday, November 5th, 2004

This version of Industrial for Firefox should work much better with the latest version of Firefox. It should hopefully fix problems with the previous version of Firefox and it has a few new little features as well.

Please note that you must be running one of the latest builds for this to work properly. As a result, I have kept the previous version on the website.

Go to the download page for “Industrial for Firefox”

Update: 1.0.5 is now available — the file selector is fixed (plus a few related tiny tweaks to make it better went in).

Industrial for Firefox update: version 1.02 1.03!

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Version 1.02 1.03 of Industrial for Firefox is now available!

Screenshot of Industrial for Firefox, v1.02

There have been a ton of changes; here are a few recent ones:
* Lots of icon changes
* Updated to work with a more recent Firefox build
* Changed close icon to use GNOME style instead of GIMP style “x”
* Better RSS/Atom feed icon
* More accurate GNOME-like disabled states for icons
* Changes to various UI elements (such as the sidebar title area)
* Menus work in Windows

Thanks to Jaap Haitsma for pointing out a few things earlier, and also for a nice insensitive script and GIMP plugin. (:

Go download Industrial for Firefox v1.03!

Update: It’s now version 1.03, as it fixes the find toolbar bug. Enjoy!

Firefox default widgets, part II

Friday, October 15th, 2004

I made a few modifications on my previous post. The text entries, textareas, dropdowns, and checkboxes are nicer, the buttons have a “click” feel to them, and radio buttons are implemented.

Firefox default widgets, part II

For this to work, you need forms-2.css (rename to forms.css before placing in your /lib/res directory) and also radio.png and radio_checked.png

GNOME Summit

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

This past week has been interesting. Both Tuomas and Jimmac have been around, so it has been great hanging out with them. Also, the GNOME Summit was great!

There were a ton of interesting talks at the conference. Of note, the Celestia (check out the screenshots) and Gnoetry speedsessions were both amazing and had everyone captivated. The seeminly never-ending GNOME marketing talk kept going on and on because everyone was interested and there was so many things to discuss. Also, I think part of the appeal was because Luis did such a great job with his note taking; using Tomboy (a really neat note app) was such a great way to keep track of everything.

While at the crazy Stata Center, I met Steven Garrity in person; we hung out a good bit at the show, had lunch, and talked about good things like Firefox, F-Spot, the GNOME desktop, and a bit specifically about Firefox’s widgets.

A whole bunch of us roamed around the wacky building where the summit was being held and took lots of pictures too.

Firefox forms (work-in-progress)

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004

Based on Kevin Gerich’s forms work (and others), I have put together something that makes unstyled HTML forms look like Industrial widgets.

Firefox forms, mostly like Industrial

At the moment, this doesn’t work with everything, things aren’t pixel perfect, and it is a kludge — but it does mostly work.

Steps to test it out (for the adventurous)

  1. Download firefox-forms.tar.gz
  2. Extract the tarball (it will unarchive in a directory called “res”)
  3. Quit Firefox
  4. Locate Firefox’s appropriate res directory (“locate platform-forms.css | grep -i firefox” should do it)
  5. Make sure you back up your files in case you want to go back
  6. Copy the files over
  7. Start Firefox and enjoy!

Known problems:

  1. Form widgets may not be the right size on some sites that assume Windows forms are being used (and therefor use the default Windows sizes)
  2. The :not operator doesn’t seem to work multiple times with all three style, id, and class attributes
  3. Widgets are a little off, but look mostly correct

Feel free to make improvements and share your experiences below.

(Hopefully, eventually, we’ll just get native-looking forms with Firefox on Linux, like there is currently is on Windows…)