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NASA Night Launch Version History

113 versions

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Version 0.6.20100827 1.9 MiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.6.*

+ Temporarily marks this theme as incompatible with Personas. (You won't be able to use it at the same time as a persona.) After the next version of Mozilla's add-on Personas Plus is released, and it becomes clear what's required to work with it, this theme can be marked as Personas-compatible again.
+ This is likely to be the last release supporting Firefox 3.5. Now, on to Firefox 4!

Version 0.6.20100805 1.9 MiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.6.*

+ For Mozilla add-on Firefox Sync, adds styling for "Tabs From Other Computers" (about:sync-tabs) view.
+ For Mozilla add-on Test Pilot 1.0.1, restores styling for Settings on the "All Your Studies" window.
+ For OS X only, adds spacing in the statusbar so the window resizer has its own place.

Version 0.6.20100719 1.9 MiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.6.*

New in this version:

+ Adds support for Mozilla add-on Add-ons Collector (formerly Bandwagon) version 1.1.1.
+ Adds support for notification highlighting of new add-ons in Add-ons Manager by adding a colored strip along the side of newly-installed add-ons. Note that this applies only to installation of new add-ons, not to updates of already-installed add-ons.
+ For add-on Faviconize Tab, reduces width of browser tab while in faviconized state and centers favicon in the tab.
+ For add-on MR Tech Toolkit, adds styling to the sort button in bottom right corner of Add-ons Manager.
+ For add-on Bar Tab, makes the browser tab background fully opaque but keeps the half-opacity of tab icon, text, and close button. As delivered, Bar Tab was making it hard to tell the difference between the selected tab and the others.

Version 0.6.20100705 1.9 MiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.6.*

+ Adds theme-specific styling for the Mozilla add-on Test Pilot 1.0 RC1
+ Adds theme-specific styling for the Mozilla add-on Firefox Sync (formerly Weave) versions 1.3.1 and 1.4

Version 0.6.20100629 1.9 MiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.7a6pre

This update mainly focuses on improvements for the main browser toolbars.

You wouldn't notice many of the changes - simplifying and organizing parts of the code, getting ready for Firefox 3.7/4.0 - although it's possible it'll be faster going in and out of toolbar customization. However, there are several improvement that are visible. In general, more edge cases are handled and everything is a little more compact. Compact and better. Better, stronger, faster.

For people who are heavily customizing their toolbars down to the pixel: get the full details on what changed in the support forum at .

Version 0.6.20100529 1.8 MiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.7a5pre

New in this version:

+ Adds support for Firefox 3.6.4's new crashed-plugin handling and user interface. (See and the release announcement for Fx3.6.4 when that becomes available.)
+ Increases width of NNL subskin background images and NNL logo header images to 3000px (the same width as Personas background images) for people running wider desktops.

Version 0.6.20100415 1.8 MiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

New in this version:

+ First pass at Personas support. Currently only applies to Fx3.5. More below.
+ Makes the blue glow for an installable search engine more obvious. Thanks Patrick for the bug report.
+ To match the rest of NNL toolbar buttons, changes the icon for MR Tech Toolkit's "Extensions" toolbar button to the more-standard silvery gray.
+ Changes the main toolbar icon for Bookmarks to use star symbology. This is instead of the folder/ribbon that NNL used before. Since Fx3, Firefox has used the star to mean bookmark, and now NNL uses that consistently throughout, with the exception of the simple document icon used for individual bookmarks without favicons. (Credit to Stephen Horlander and his work with Fx3.7 for inspiration for the new icon.)
+ For ChoGGi and DMCrimson, adds file chrome://global/skin/meta/stylishcustom.nasanightlaunch.txt.
+ For Mac users only, removes extra space between the nav bar and the window title bar. Before this fix, there was a thin strip with nothing in it at the top of the browser window; the strip was the Firefox menu bar, which on the Mac has nothing in it because menus are shown in the desktop menu bar. Now, the nav bar is flush against the title bar.
+ Adds visual representation for clickable grippies in splitters, such as between panes in the DOM Inspector and Stylish Custom windows. Thanks Darkry Moz for the bug report.

About Personas support:

This version includes the first attempt at Personas support in NNL. Basically, when a Persona is in use, NNL makes almost everything in the toolbar area and statusbar transparent so the Personas background image shows through. The result isn't perfect; in particular, NNL's toolbar buttons were made to show on a dark background, so right now the result depends on the particular Persona being used, and -- big surprise -- dark ones look the best. (If future versions of Personas come with their own toolbar buttons then this will become a non-issue.)

You can use Personas at the same time as a theme with Firefox 3.5. With Firefox 3.6 (and 3.7 alphas), however, you can no longer use a theme and a Persona at the same time. This is because of the way Firefox 3.6 was implemented (to protect users from themes that don't work with Personas). There are hoops you can jump through to get around this, but they're hacky hacks that involve installing older versions of the Personas add-on and that's not recommended.

To use Personas with Firefox 3.5, you need the Personas add-on (now known as Personas Plus). With Firefox 3.6 and up, Personas support is built in and no longer requires the Personas add-on. However, again, with Firefox 3.6 and up, you can't use a Persona at the same time as a theme.


Version 0.6.20100314 1.8 MiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

This is a reissue of the previous release (0.6.20100307) to correct a problem where the previous release was somehow marked as not compatible with Windows. Other than that, it's exactly the same.

Version 0.6.20100307 1.8 MiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

New in this version:

+ Fixes up styling for the Firebug toolbars for Firebug 1.5.2 on Win/Linux
+ Adds Firebug styling for OS X

Version 0.6.20100207 1.8 MiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

Same as 0.6.20100206, but uploading a new version in hopes that it will propagate to mirror servers correctly.

Updates support for add-ons: FireFTP, Personal Menu, Firebug (Windows only) and the Personas Editor. Doesn't yet add support for using Personas at the same time as using this theme.

Version 0.6.20100206 1.8 MiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.7a1pre

Updates support for add-ons: FireFTP, Personal Menu, Firebug (Windows only) and the Personas Editor. Doesn't yet add support for using Personas at the same time as using this theme.

Version 0.6.20100112 1.8 MiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6.*

Updated for Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate

Version 0.6.20091031 1.8 MiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6.*

Updated to work with Firefox 3.6 beta 1.

Version 0.6.20090630 1.8 MiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.5.*

Updated for Firefox 3.5

OS X users: don't forget you need to take special steps for the Firefox bookmarks menu to look the way it should. See the blog post at

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Version 0.6.20090616 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.5.*

+ Removes official support for Firefox 2.x. Future versions of NNL will no longer be compatible with Firefox 2, and Firefox 2 users will no longer receive automatic updates.
+ Updates styling for the add-ons Sage, Stylish, ScribeFire and Ghostery.
+ Adds styling for the resizer widget in general as implemented in Fx3, Fx3.5 and Fx3.6 (see Bug 240536).
+ Uses a smaller icon for the window resizer (lower right corner) on the Saved Passwords window.

OS X users: don't forget you need to take special steps for the Firefox bookmarks menu to look the way it should. See the blog post at

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Version 0.6.20090524 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.5.*

+ Adds styling to handle the new Stylish (version 1.0 and up) addon's UI.
+ Adds styling for the Update Scanner add-on's sidebar.
+ On the web site, updates the Tweaks and Mods page to show current best ideas.

See the blog and news feed: for all the latest news and announcements.

Version 0.6.20090428 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.5.*

+ Updated to install with Firefox 3.5 Beta 4
+ Updated for changes in ScribeFire (add-on) version 3.3.

Version 0.6.20090322 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.5b4pre

Handles changes in the ScribeFire add-on (in the ScribeFire editor toolbar).

Version 0.6.20090117 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.5b4pre

New in this version:

+ For the add-on StumbleUpon, adds styling of the SU message notification and reply bar (which appears over a page sent to you by another user after you click the incoming message icon in the SU toolbar).
+ For the add-on Tab Mix Plus, restores the appearance of the "New Tab" button in the tab strip. This was broken in the previous NNL release by rules added to handle the Fx3.1beta2 new tab button.
+ For the add-on Sxipper, adds more rules to finish restoring usability to its Training dialog.
+ Extends restart button styling to the Quick Restart add-on. (Thanks NGamer for pointing that out.)
+ Adds styling to the Fx3.1 beta2 "certificate error" page.

Under the covers:

+ Updates notifications.css to assign icons in the info, warning and critical states. Adds file icons/error-16.png (by duplicating file icons/blacklisting_favicon.png) for use in notification strips. This handles the new-for-3.0.5 about:rights notification strip, which is type="info". This is basically a late catch-up with some Fx3 changes.
+ Adds (but doesn't yet use) global/icons/sslWarning.png
+ From netError.css, remove -moz-background-clip: padding from the main #errorPageContainer (because on Fx3.1b2, was a gap between background and border at the inside of corners).
+ In menulist.css, removes border coloring from .menulist-compact. This isn't used in Firefox, but Thunderbird uses it in the Compose window.
+ A couple sekrit undercover changes for Tbird 2 compatibility.

Special thanks to Clint Bell, Jon Connelly, Dean (NinjaTek), DMCrimson, Shingoshi and everyone else for bug reports and help with testing.

Version 0.6.20081231 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b3pre

New in this version:

+ Several refinements for Firefox 3.1b2.
+ Adds support for the Sxipper add-on. The Training dialog has a white background which requires special handling on dark themes.
+ Adds support for the Mobile Barcoder add-on. If barcodes are displayed on typical black popup background, it foils image recognition on certain mobile phones. Instead, we now display with a white background and thin border. This was only an issue in context menus over a link or over selected text -- and not in the statusbar popup for this add-on.
+ For the DownThemAll add-on, removes the theme-specific "Donate Now" image from the DownThemAll Manager (since they've upgraded to a version of the image that works great with dark themes).
+ For Mac/OS X menus, now handles the case of the bare document icon (a page with no favicon) in the history menu. This is in addition to previous Mac-specific styling of the bookmarks menu. Requires an updated Stylish stylesheet .
+ Under the covers, several code changes to improve maintainability.
+ For a subscribable news and annoucements feed, see

Version 0.6.20081205 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b3pre

+ Updates maxVersion to 3.1b3pre.
+ Fixes alignment of menuitems to line up into columns. (Was most noticeable in the Bookmarks and Tools menus.)
+ For the MR Tech Toolkit add-on, replaces the icon for the "Extensions Manager" toolbarbutton with a theme-styled version.
+ In the Add-ons Manager, replaces the "Installation" icon with a theme-styled version.
+ Adds rules for the Lazarus add-on options window.
+ Removes unused "Email" main toolbar icon.

Version 0.6.20081121 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b3pre

+ Adds rules for the FEBE add-on to provide special handling for dropdown menus on the Scheduling tab.
+ Adds a few rules for the SQLite Manager add-on.
+ Adds a few rules for the eBay Companion add-on.
+ Updates night launch list to include STS-126.
+ Removes all FAMFAMFAM icons and replaces them with versions from original sources -- four tag icons, the small plug-in icon, and the password manager key icon. (But thanks for the previous use of your uber-cool icons! )

Version 0.6.20081031 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b2pre

+ For DOM Inspector, styles the two default toolbarbuttons (select and search) in the DOMi toolbar.
+ Adds styling for the Stacked Inspector add-on.
+ Updates maxversion to 3.1b2pre

Under the covers:

+ Removes launch image from tabbrowser tabpanels, making it just black. Reason: this was a second launch image shown not IN empty tabs but BEHIND them, and even then it was only visible for a brief moment. This was confusing and pointless. userContent.css code to add the launch image to empty tabs still works just the same as before.
+ Fixes vertical alignment issues with complex primary toolbarbuttons (type="menu-button", unified) when in menubar with mode=text+icons.
+ Deletes unused file global/domInspector.css
+ Deletes unused directory xpi_skins/inspector and its contents
+ Coalesces all DOM Inspector icons into xpi_skins/dominspector/toolbar.png

Version 0.6.20081008 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b2pre

New in this version:

+ Adds Mac-specific icons for the Bookmarks Menu (when used in conjunction with Stylish and style ). For more info and instructions, visit that URL.
+ Updates max version to include Fx 3.1b1pre.

Version 0.6.20080809 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1a2pre

New in this version:

+ Updated for compatibility with the latest TabMixPlus build for Fx3 (development build 0.3.7pre.080728 -- while keeping compatibility with TMP 0.3.6 on Fx2).
+ Makes the Fx3 urlbar splitter (the splitter between the location bar and the search bar) invisible by default (the same as in the Fx3 default theme).
+ Adds new Fx3-specific subskin "visible-urlbar-search-splitter" for anyone who prefers a visible splitter.
+ Fixes bug where the tab close button on the selected browser tab was 1 pixel higher than on unselected tabs.
+ In DOM Inspector, when inspecting a text node, correctly uses dark-on-light text color for visibility in the right panel.

Under the covers:

+ Makes the NNL theme file contain the exact same throbber file names and locations as in the default theme, for compatibility with any extensions which may use them. This doesn't change the throbbers shown for NNL ... just the locations of some files within the theme.
+ Removes several unused files.

Version 0.6.20080712 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1a2pre

Updated primarily for extension compatibility:

+ Updates styling for most-recent versions of, FireFTP, TabMixPlus, Colorzilla, Console2, MR Tech Toolkit.


+ Adjusts toolbarseparator margins within toolbox for symmetry across all cases.
+ Fixes coloring of selected tree item and listbox item to handle large font cases.
+ Makes consistent the coloring and usage of "current item" (different from selected item) border highlighting throughout (default trees, default listboxes, trees in sidebar, Sage).

Version 0.6.20080624 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

This is mostly a rapid-response update for Sage users.

+ Adds support for the new Sage 1.4.0 and up
+ Also adds updated styling for the add-ons gui:config and 2 Pane Bookmarks
+ Boosts brightness of on-dark disabled text by about 6%
+ Replaces the toolbar clouds subskin image (used in style-1 and style-2) with a smoother version that better blends with the overall theme style
+ Adds hover highlighting to the star button for starred pages
+ Improves styling of the "Get Add-ons" search box, making the disabled state look disabled (among other improvements)
+ Includes various other minor tweaks

Under the covers:

* Modified the CSS selectors for subskins window-picture-2 and window-picture-4 (removing [theme="nasanightlaunch"]). This is to work around a problem (which had seemed to be fixed but which some users are still seeing) with NNL and Firefox 3 which is causing, in some cases, the background image on the main browser window not to be drawn until the user does something to trigger a redraw (such as clicking the star button twice to open the pop-up). XBL bindings work differently in Fx3 vs. Fx2 (in particular, the sequence in which XBL bindings are applied, relative to the initial drawing of the browser window background) so this needs to be handled differently in the theme.

Version 0.6.20080621 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

+ Improves layout for location bar and dropdown list.
+ Gives full visibility (instead of hidden until rollover) to the star button.
+ Minor changes to spacing around search bar splitter, between location bar and search bar (but you might need to know about these if you've heavily tweaked your layout).

Version 0.6.20080616 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

Updated for Firefox 3

Version 0.6.20080526 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

Updated for compatibility with Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 (but don't forget, this is still a Beta theme for a Beta browser).

New in this version:

+ Adds theme-specific icons to the dropdown menus across the top of the library (bookmarks organizer) window.
+ Adds Fx3-specific icons for history sidebar, bookmarks sidebar, and library (bookmarks organizer) sidebar.
+ Updates ScribeFire rules for ScribeFire 2.2.5 ("special character" button, "strip style" button, toolbar button padding).
+ Makes the height of the Fx3 search bar the same as the height of the location bar.
+ Adds styling for the Fx3 Edit This Bookmark (Star Button) popup.

Plus many, many more tweaks and improvements throughout for compatibility with Firefox 3 RC1 and maximum browsing pleasure.

Enjoy your new Firefox!