five stars as always Rated 5 out of 5 stars
...but... firefox is getting worse and worse! if your great netscape theme wasn't there, i seriously would consider switching over to opera or some other browser shit! these damn firefox developers have now completely removed this good old download window! but that's another story... and the download-icon keeps changing to downwards green arrow in the first place and then it changes to some kind of pause-icon. is there anything you could do about this? another important question: will your theme still work in upcoming firefox 28 when they change to this australis-bullshit? if not, well... then firefox 27 really will be the last version of firefox i have installed ever. then i really will switch to another browser! seriously i'm starting to hate mozilla! really!!!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.15). This user has 14 previous reviews of this add-on.
As for the download button and the green arrow, I might be able to change things to make the green arrow not appear. I have not invested any significant time in addressing that or anything else due to the coming Australis user interface. I am not looking into what needs to be done to make FOXSCAPE work with Australis. Once Australis arrives I will review the situation and make my decision as to whether I will continue development of FOXSCAPE for Firefox. If I do decide to continue, there obviously will be a long delay before the new version of FOXSCAPE arrives. I may call it quits if things look too difficult to address, or are just too different from the current user interface. It may well be that Firefox becomes unpalatable to my tastes, and likely others. One thing to note is that I believe, from some reading I did, that the throbber (activity indicator) will be gone from Australis. That is something that many users may dislike since the throbbing "N" (with meteorites) is something that most Netscape fans like to see when loading pages.
So, wait and see what comes...
Viva Foxscape! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thank you, Michael, for updating Foxscape 5.12. It looks so nice on Firefox 24.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.11). This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.
Absolutely amazing theme. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I first tried this as an alternative to Orthodox, another classic theme that doesn't work on the newest version of Pale Moon, and I plan on sticking with it. It captures perfectly that classic look I'm looking for and the Netscape logo with the comets is a feature I've been searching for. Orthodox also made the status bar too small, Foxscape is much better in that regard.
Overall a well polished theme that's easy on the eye and perfectly captures the oldschool look older users like myself miss from the good old days of Altavista, Geocities and Lycos.
Thanks for your support
Thanks for letting me know that FOXSCAPE works on the Pale Moon browser. Enjoy!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is a nostalgia since I used netscape the first time I knew about internet. Thanks for the great theme.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.11).
Thanks for your support
I used Netscape Navigator (after NCSA Mosaic) back in the day, and after all these years I never left the Netscape look and feel behind thanks to my FOXSCAPE theme.
I would add some things Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This theme is very good, but I would add or change some trifles: for example, I miss 'N' (or 'F' for Foxscape) symbol in the right of button bar, and buttons on the left that could show and hide toolbars with one click. It would be good if a theme would use a Firefox feature that shows download progress. This theme needs only some fixes and features, and then it will be perfect!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.09).
I believe that the 'N' (or 'F' for Foxscape) symbol you speak of is already in my theme, you just need to place it on the navigation toolbar, on the right end, by right mouse clicking the toolbar and selecting the Customize... item at the bottom of the pop-up context menu. Then find the Activity Indicator and drag-and-drop it on the toolbar. You may also need to place a Flexible Space (it behaves like an invisible spring) item immediately to the left edge of the Activity Indicator to make the Activity Indicator stay to the right end of the toolbar.
The buttons on the left that could show and hide toolbars with one click are known as toolbar grippies and they are not a function provided by Firefox themes. The function could be an add-on provided function, but I am not an add-on programmer.
Also, note that the SeaMonkey web browser still has toolbar grippies. Firefox was a software fork from the SeaMonkey browser (then known as the Mozilla Suite) and for some reason, they removed the toolbar grippies at that time. :-(
The download progress you speak of is intentionally omitted in my theme because it is very strangely implemented in the Firefox theme, and personally I do not like it. I may implement it later.
Thanks for your support.
Please consider revising your review to reflect your pleasure with FOXSCAPE (hopefully you are more pleased with it now that I explained what is up with it)
FOXSCAPE is the best Theme Ever! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I used Netscape 4 for a LOOONG time...until the entire internet wouldn't display correctly, cuz it was soo old.
Then I updated to Firefox 2, but didn't have my beloved Netscape 4 "look & feel" anymore :'-(
I struggled with Firefox 2's default theme for a while -- I even have an extracted "classic.jar" still sitting on my Desktop today (8-8-13). I extracted "classic.jar" from Netscape 4, in an attempt to write my OWN "Netscape 4 on Firefox 2" theme.
But then, (dun dun dun), I FOUND FOXSCAPE!!!...& my problems were solved!
Installed it & never looked back. Happy FOXSCAPE user for (probably) 7 years. I've installed it on my main computer & computers for at least 3 other people...if I install Firefox for you it's GONNA have FOXSCAPE (& ABP & 15 other Addons).
The Netscape 4 Browser UI was just "done right" & FOXSCAPE brings that UI forward into the future! Have you SEEN what browsers look like by default today? Ick. They all look like Google Chrome. A single Location bar, nothing else. With FOXSCAPE you can make the Navigation Toolbar "look right" & with a few more edits, you can move the "Location bar" widget to its OWN "Location Toolbar"* & REALLY complete the "Netscape 4" look & feel.
* Note: Australis is gonna remove the ability to add new custom toolbars, but hopefully someone will write an Addon to bring it back!
...& if you wanna Unmerge the Back & Forward buttons, there might be an Addon for that too! (wink wink)...
Netscape 9 Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I was really disappointed with this theme. I was expecting the last Netscape theme with the more demure teal, square buttons. Please make one that looks like the last Netscape 9 that will work on FireFox 11 or CometBird. I really, really liked the Netscape 9 theme. This one is way too neon to suit me. Thanks!
Thanks, Michael, it appears that the Simple Green would be what I am looking for, IF, it were available for FF 11, but thanks for pointing it out to me anyway. I'll keep looking. I will find something I like somewhere.
This is NOT a Netscape 9 clone...
As stated in the description, this is a Netscape 4.x clone, though, what you want can be found in Simple Green at:
Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars
These are the kind of themes I like, just plain, old-style readable gray.
Hope it gets updated soon for Australis.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Aaaaah.... at last, I have found a very-indeed-legible theme for the current Firefox... I can read it without blood-on-black coloring, the cutesy characters, the dramatic swirly menu-background images, etc etc. Aaaaah...........This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.07).
Could remove gradients from extensions/add-on manager Rated 3 out of 5 stars
We run Firefox 19 via Windows Terminal Services and have tried 4 themes to improve transfer/rendering speed. Foxscape is the preferred theme over Rein 5.3.1 as it looks more like a browser and performs better in 256-color mode. Foxscape can be improved to remove gradients from the "Add-on manager" and make that look like old (Windows 95 look) Firefox.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.06).
I love FOXSCAPE! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Mmm... Thank You Michael :) Netscape - the best oldschool retro visual style!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.06).
All is well again, Foxscape is back! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Michael - I hope that whatever it was that took you offline for so long is now resolved, and that you're OK. Thanks so much for updating this theme, I'm very happy now that my browser is back to normal!
@ponzi: thanks very much for replying to me
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
No apologies necessary, Michael. We're just glad you're back online and updating Foxscape again! We missed it.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.06).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Katherine, I was able to download it using Firefox simply by right clicking on the "add to Firefox" button and "save link as", and it downloaded.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.06). This user has 5 previous reviews of this add-on.
Do It Yourself Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I love foxscape. So I now "update" it by changing the install parameters in the xpi. Here is how to do it:
1. Download the xpi. Not as easy as it looks. Firefox won't let you do it. It says the version is obsolete. Solution: use another browser. I used explorer.
2. the xpi is a zipped file. Open it with an unzipper. I use 7zip. YMMV.
3. there is a file at the top level of the xpi named: "install.rdf". Open it with a text editor. Notepad will do.
4. the 5th line of install rdf reads:
change that line to read:
5. Save the file and rezip the archive.
6. To install Foxscape: open Firefox. Use the file open command Ctrl+O or the file open menu item to open the xpi file. Fire fox should take it from there.
7. Bon Chance. Bon Appetite.
Firefox update frenzy Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The foxscape theme is a thing of beauty. Once Michael had a chance to update it for FF 18, I will hold off updating Firefox for a while.
This frenzy to bring out new versions isn't doing anyone any good, it just shows pretenses. Despite the race, FF market share has dropped, so what does that tell us?
We should also appreciate Michael's difficulties in developing the theme: lack of communication by Firefox, undue approval times, etc.
Love the look Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I've been using different Netscape related themes ever since I started using Firefox a few years ago. This was my most recent and now that I've updated Firefox AGAIN, I really hope that this theme will be updated soon. I really miss it!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.03). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
As stated on the main page under "About this Add-on":
UPDATE (September 7, 2012): FOXSCAPE 5.04 for Firefox 15 uploaded and Awaiting Full Review. It will appear here when the reviewers make it public. For now, you can get it here: http://Addons.Mozilla.org/addon/4083/versions
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent. I use the classic theme in Windows 7 and this vintage skin goes along very well with it.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.02).
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Glad to see the title bar is now hidden in the latest update.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.01).
So Far Version 5.00.0 Solid - Thanks Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thanks For The Up-Date For FireFox 12
So far, I have not encountered any problems or issues.
I've been using FoxScape since day one with Version 2.02
Hope Michael will be able to continue building FoxScape for all future versions io FireFox.
Michael, Please... Keep Up the good work.
For all of us users.... Please continue to support Michael's efforts.