Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nostalgic and blends in with my Windows Classic theme. This is really great, and I'm going to use this now instead of my previous Firefox 2 theme

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

great

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great work. Netscape gets a brother.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ahh... memories.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

this theme doesn't really work that well in Mac, but good job anyways.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's awesome, but I really doing care too much for the forward and back buttons as the back is too big. but I know what you were trying to do with that. Either way great job!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great work !

Cheer Up ^O^

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's well, generally.
However, the forward and backward button is not so satifying.

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Thanks so much! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love it! There is another theme similar of sure we're all aware, and is very good in its own right, but the classic 'N' throbber really puts it over the top for me since the 2.x days. Thanks so much Michael! Had hoped to see it apply to Thunderbird as well, but equal time to Orthodox, no? Now if I could just get that Splash screen to going I'd be nice and all snug into 1995, lol.

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You are welcome.


Happy to hear you like it. At this point, as stated in the readme file, I do not intend to develop a version for Thunderbird. I think that Orthodox author Kriukov should focus on doing that in his theme. I was never a user of the Netscape email and newsgroups client, so I have little interest in making a Netscape style theme for Thunderbird. And yes, the throbber adds the magic. Lastly, the readme has instructions on setting up the splash screen. So, get back to 1995. ;-)

Enjoy,
Michael

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow... I can now surf like it's 1996. This is cool.

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Close-Tab Buttons = Ugly? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

First, I would like to thank you for updating your fantastic theme for Firefox 3.

There's one thing I dislike, which prevents me from giving this theme 5 stars, however, and that is the "X" buttons on tabs. The red x inside of the blue square looks a little bit crayola-like, don't you think? I think a gray small "x" would be more suitable with the over-all theme. I do hope you take it into consideration, as I believe most would agree.

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Close-Tab Buttons = Ugly? I hope not ...

Yes, I do agree that the "X" looks a bit Crayola crayon like or even Lego brick like.

Keep in mind that I have created portions of this theme that never existed in Netscape Communicator 4.8 or any prior version. When creating the new parts I try to get inside the heads of the original artists and create something as they would have back then. Albeit, to the best of my artistic abilities. I use as much content as possible from the original artwork. In some cases this is limited to only the color palette.

With that said, please take a look at the image link below.

http://foxscape.net/close-button-origins.png

There are two copies of three icons. The top set of three icons are at 100% zoom and the bottom set is at 400% zoom. The leftmost icon is the "X" close button from the FOXSCAPE 3.00 theme. The two icons to the right (with the magenta backgrounds) are from Netscape Communicator 4.8.

The middle icon contains a red "X" on an envelope. The right icon contains a closed blue folder. So, I took the red "X" from the middle icon and the lower right area of the blue folder and produced my "X" button. Of course, I did alter things a bit. For example, I eliminated the orange-red colored pixels, I eliminated the drop shadow of the "X" on the envelope, and I also made the "X" symmetrical.

Now, after seeing my evidence, I hope that you would agree that the colors and shapes that I used are in keeping with what probably would have been conceived of by the original creators. As for the size, I guess that they might have created the "X" smaller. I chose to make the "X" large so it was easy to see. But it seems that you feel it is too easy to see. Possibly even a bit distracting.

Overall, I feel that I adhered to the design philosophy that I mentioned earlier and created an "X" icon that mimics what probably would have been created. I am actually quite happy with it, as simple as it is.

I will consider making an alternate "X" icon with a slightly smaller "X" and maybe one with a slightly less intense red (though, this goes against my design philosophy), but this will not be right away. I am hoping to provide a way for the user to select various customization options. If and when I get that working I will possibly consider adding some choices for the "X" close button.

Lastly, you might consider making the change you desire. All that is needed is a zip utility and a paint program.

Thanks for your input.

UPDATE: After some further thought and experimentation, I am revising my statement above "... I will possibly consider adding some choices ..." to "... I will add some choices ...".

In Michael Walden We Trust! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this theme for at least a year and a half now. I love it! It creates the exact browsing experience I want. Just a couple of issues. I'm using Mac OS 10.5.4 and Firefox 3.0.1, and with this add-on the scrollbars have disappeared (both on right and bottom). Help! My wife will make me take the theme off soon if this is not fixed (or she'll switch to Safari)! Also, the "separators" for the toolbar are non-existent.

On the Mac, the "Back" and "Forward" buttons are the same size as each other, but on Windows the Back is larger than the Forward? Another vote for equal sizes, here.

Thanks, Michael!

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Mac OS 10.5.4 issues

Thanks for the positive words. I am happy you enjoy this theme.

Thanks for providing details on your system and the issues that you are experiencing. The scrollbar problem appears to be a common issue with themes that are produced from the Windows Firefox default theme, which I did, and subsequently used on a Mac. I will look into trying to remedy this, though I do not have a Mac to test on. This is the primary issue that you mentioned that I will attempt to address.

As for your wife, just have her switch to Safari to get her scrollbars. ;-) Until I fix this, you/she should be able to use the keyboard to scroll.

I had created a version of this theme without the toolbar separators and liked it, but did not publish the theme that way since it strays from the Netscape style. The issue of missing separators is minor and I may look into it.

As for the non-fat back button, right on! I agree that the unified look is not appealing. I do not know why it would appear small (non-unified) on the Mac, but this is a good thing in my opinion. I may look into this issue.

In my next version of this theme, I may make the default FOXSCAPE install display a small back button like Netscape did (non-unified look). If so, I will also provide a way to enable the unified (fat) buttons if desired.

Thanks,
Michael

Different Look Rated 2 out of 5 stars

okay. well the last time i had this theme it looked for like Netscape 7 like with the blue? almost like the theme Modern Modoki theme on here.

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Re: Different Look

Well... I do not know why it would look anything like Modern Modoki. All I intend this theme to do is make Firefox look like Netscape 4. See the pictures on this page and compare them to what you get after you install it on your Firefox installation. If you see the same appearance then there is no problem, otherwise let me know what looks incorrect. Thanks

New Version. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

i don't understand why it doesn't look the same as it did when i had Firefox 2...

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Different look

@sunalwayshinesss:

Please provide more details about what does not look the same. If you mean the FAT back button, I know about that. This is what you call going with the flow. I had to make the theme match the "New Feature" of Firefox.
I am working on making it possible to show a small back button like FF2 did. Though, if I made the theme default to the old look, there would be people who would say "Where is the big back button?" You can't please everyone, though I will try. Please be patient, this is only the first version. I do have more features to add.

Thanks,
Michael

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It did not work at all. No changes to my browser looks at all. I love Netscape 4.8 because its perfect for making web pages with it. No java crap or flash crap, just plain ole html.

KB8QEU

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No changes? Details please.

@KB8QEU:

I am sorry to hear that you are not getting the results you expect. Unfortunately, you need to provide more details for me to be able to suggest a solution or provide a fix. Please provide details like the platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) you are using, the Firefox version, and the FOXSCAPE version. Are you able to successfully install any other theme? Did you click the "Use Theme" button on FOXSCAPE in the Add-ons dialog? Additionally, I suspect, based on what you say about Netscape, that you *may* have incorrect expectations about what this skin does. It only changes the appearance of Firefox's GUI. There are no changes in the way web pages are rendered in the browser. You will not be able to make web pages with Firefox, for that (from what I have heard) you should get SeaMonkey. (see: http://www.seamonkey-project.org/)

Michael

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

many thanks, now I can finally have netscape back! :)

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Good UI...Smooth... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This has been an excellent theme for me, starting with the FF2 version which I've enjoyed working with.

The FF3 version has worked seamlessly so far. I haven't noticed any issues, but it's still early days yet.

My only bone of contention so far is that I'm unimpressed with the colouring on the back/forward button. It is just not distinct enough. It needs to stand out more. I use Dell/Vista just in case.

For the next update, I would love to see the colour more defined when the button is active...a brighter green maybe.

Excellent work though. The developers are encouraged to continue this wonderful work.

And what about other colours? Can we move away more from the hackneyed blue? PLZ....

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Misunderstanding Rated 5 out of 5 stars

ah thank you so much for clearing things up :] really excited about the upcoming update.

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Misunderstanding Rated 5 out of 5 stars

ah thank you so much for clearing things up :] really excited about the upcoming update.

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Firefox 3.0 Foxscape Theme Rated 5 out of 5 stars

okay. i just recently downloaded Firefox 3.0 and i was so disappointed because this theme was my favorite. I'm so used to it and everything. you said a new version would be out august 1st, but it is already august 3rd. how long will we have to wait?

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