Noia 4 Version History

87 versions

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Version 1.7.6 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 16.0 - 20.0a1

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Noia 4 v1.7.6 download/install link (AMO servers)
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dropped support for Fx 4-15

--> Fx4-15 cannot handle new Gecko16s unprefixed CSS*
--> Fx16 introduced new identity-box changes stretching/crushing globe icon on Fx 4-15
--> Don't try to run this version on Fx 4-15 -> many gui parts will look wrong


general changes

- (fix) bookmarks popup box width
- (fix) optimized arrowcontent popup boxes
- (fix) black skins and some about pages
- (fix) minor changes for black skins

- (new) tab option: gray modern tabs
- (new) tab option: gray Chrome-like tabs
- (new) option to enable more space between tab text and icons
- (new) option to remove tabbars background image.
--> recommended for "tabs on top" on non-AeroGlass systems and for "Fx3-like" skins

- (change) renamed "Noia2/4 tabs" to "special tabs"
- (change) reduced width of main preferences window
- (change) "own tabs colors" option doesn't need restart anymore

- (support) improved support for 'site favicon in urlbar v7.1+'-add-on
- (support) improved support for 'Favicon Restorer'-add-on
- (support) improved support for 'Status-4-Evar' + 'site favicon in urlbar' in Noia 4

- many other minimal fixes and changes


Noia 4s favicon settings

- (new) option to enable old 'favicon in urlbar'**
-> go to theme managers 'Pro'-tab and follow instructions
-> confirmation check before favicon option can be used
- (new) option to hide the globe icon (left padlock untouched!)


general theme manager/configurator changes ***

- optimized js and xul code
- removed duplicated code
- replaced some radio groups with menulists
- replaced green&red checkmarks/crosses with themes default checkboxes
- renamed a few text strings
- restore feature now resets colorpickers (fonts and tabs) to default too
- it is now possible to use all tab variations with every skin
- corresponding skin settings are now only visible (and setable) for the current skin


* Note 1

From Firefox 16 onwards Mozilla decided to use unprefixed CSS. Articles about that can be found here and here.
To insure Nois 4 runs correctly on future Firefox versions, support for Fx15 and older has been dropped.


** Note 2

Noia 4s "favicon" option was inspired by 'Favicon Restorer' and 'Site favicon in urlbar' add-ons. Thanks to both authors for their work on their extensions.
Since neither of them act like I like them to act on Noia 4, I decided to add optionally an own favicon version to Noia 4s theme manager.
Of course both add-ons can still be used instead of Noia 4s favicon feature too.


*** Note 3

All settings are still there, but may be moved to different positions inside theme manager. Most main settings have to be reset again, if updating from v1.7.6pre2 or older.
Exported configuration files from previous versions won't fully work.

Version 1.7.6pre2 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 16.0 - 19.0a1

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- (new) option to enable old favicon on urlbar
-> go to theme managers 'Pro'-tab and follow instructions

- (new) option to enable more space between tab text and icons (-> tweaks p2)

- (support) improved support for 'site favicon in urlbar v7.1'-add-on
- (support) improved support for 'Favicon Restorer'-add-on

- other minor changes & fixes

Note:
Noia 4s "favicon" option was inspired by 'Favicon Restorer' and 'Site favicon in urlbar' add-ons.
Since neither of them act exactly like I would like them to act on Noia 4, I decided to add a modified version of that feature to Noia 4. Thanks to both authors for their work on their extensions.
Of course both add-ons can be used instead of Noia 4s favicon feature too.

Version 1.7.6pre1 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 16.0 - 19.0a1

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Noia 4 v1.7.6pre1 download/install link (AMO servers)
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dropped support for Fx 4-15
--> Fx4-15 cannot handle new Gecko16s unprefixed CSS
--> Fx16 introduced new identity-box changes not fully compatible to Fx 4-15
--> Don't try to run this version on Fx 4-15. Many gui parts will look corrupt.

(fix) black skins and some about pages

(support) improved support for 'site favicon in urlbar v7.0'-add-on (thx to Sonny Razzano)
(support) improved support for 'Status-4-Evar' + 'site favicon in urlbar' in Noia 4

Version 1.7.5 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 19.0a1

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This is the last version that supports Firefox 4-15. From v1.7.6 on only Firefox 16+ will be supported.


- Firefox 19.0a1 support
- devtools updates (Aurora/Nightly)
- many minor tweaks

- (new) option to enable purple background color for active menuitems
- (new) an extra 'new-tab toolbar button' like old FF(3) versions had
- (new) option to hide tabs-close-button on non-fucussed tabs

- (fix) Noia 4s scrollbars on MacOSX (tested with Mountain Lion)
- (fix) Ghostery add-ons popup for Noias skin variations
- (fix) some about pages for black/blue skins
- (fix) private browsing urlbar text padding
- (fix) font settings for findbars
- (fix) some areas where not styled (black/blue/ff4+ skins)
- (fix) webcosole buttons dropmarker (FF17a2 & FF18a1)

- (change) bigger close button setting
- (change) tweaked 'alternative bigger close button' option
- (change) tweaked 'hide tabs-close-button on non-fucussed tabs' option
- (change) some tweaks to gain more space for tab text
- (change) clean-up of identity-box & page-proxy-icon code

- (theme manager) changes to 'on/off' settings appearance
- (theme manager) minor gui tweaks
- (theme manager) many internal changes
- (theme manager) some Windows/Linux only settings are marked as "disabled" now on MacOSX

Version 1.7.5pre8 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 19.0a1

1.7.5pre8 direct download/install link (Mozillas server)

- Firefox 19.0a1 install compatibility
- (new) option to enable purple background color for active menuitems
- many minor changes

Version 1.7.5pre7 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 18.0a1

1.7.5pre7 direct download/install link (Mozillas server)

- (change) reverted scrollbars changes from pre5/6
- (fix) Noias blue/black scrollbars on MacOSX (tested with Mountain Lion)
- (fix) Ghostery add-ons popup for Noias skin variations
- (fix) some about pages for black/blue skins
- devtools inspector update

Version 1.7.5pre6 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 18.0a1

1.7.5pre6 direct download link (Mozillas server)

- (fix) v1.7.5pre5s typo broke theme manager
- (change) tweaked 'alternative bigger close button' option
- (change) tweaked 'hide tabs-close-button on non-fucussed tabs' option
- (change) some tweaks to gain more space for tab text
- (change) clean-up of identity-box & page-proxy-icon code
- (change) on MacOSX scrollbars will be always 'OS-default' now

MacOSX only
- (theme manager) some settings got "disabled" status, as they don't work with MacOSX
- (theme manager) scrollbars will always be set to OS default (Noias don't work properly)
- (theme manager) a massage at the bottom tells 'disabled items are not compatible to MacOSX'

I decided to let scrollbars be OSX default on Mac OSX. Maybe they were OK on older MacOS revisions, but they look corrupt on the latest ones (e.g MacOSX 10.8).
If other scrollbars are still needed, the 'NewScrollbars'-extension offers some "17px Noia scrollbars", which are working fine on Mac OSX, the 13px ones don't.

Version 1.7.5pre4 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 18.0a1

1.7.5pre4 direct download link (Mozillas server)

- (fix) option to hide tabs-close-button on non-fucussed tabs
- (fix) private browsing urlbar text padding
- (fix) font settings for findbars
- (fix) for some areas (black/blue/ff4+ skins)
- update for devtools (13-09-2012)

Version 1.7.5pre3 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 18.0a1

1.7.5pre3 direct download link (Mozillas server)

- (new) an extra 'new-tab toolbar button' like old FF versions had
- (fix) button settings and devtools inspector
- minor devtools gui improvements
- minor gui improvements

Version 1.7.5pre2 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 18.0a1

1.7.5pre2 direct download link from Mozillas server

- (new) option to hide tabs-close-button on non-fucussed tabs *
- (theme manager) minor gui tweaks
- (fix) webcosole buttons dropmarker (FF17a2 & FF18a1)
- other minor tweaks

* Tab close-button is only visible on selected tab and on hovered tab.

Version 1.7.5pre1 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 18.0a1

1.7.5pre1 direct download link from Mozillas server

- devtools updates for Aurora 17.0a2 and Nightly 18.0a1
- (change) bigger close button setting
- (support) minor changes for Ghostery extension
- (theme manager) some changes to 'on/off' settings appearance

Version 1.7.4 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 18.0a1

FF 18.0a1 install compatibility (use direct link to Mozilla servers, if on FF18)

Download v1.7.4 from Mozillas server

see bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=770244


v1.7.4 changelog
- (new) Noia4s app-button settings now support Linux systems
--- (tested with Linux Mint KDE)

- (fix) locationbar2 add-on
- (fix) basic support for 'Site Favicon in Urlbar'-add-on
- (fix) menulist backgrounds

- update for latest 'devtools nightly changes' (FF17a1)
- added images for plugins gui (missing plugins, broken...)

- (change) moved theme managers "Pro"-tab from tweaks to main tabs area

- (change) replaced identity-box padlock icon with a more colorful one (old one looked too vague with Noia4 theme).

Version 1.7.4pre2 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 17.0a1

- (fix) Locationbar² add-on
- moved theme managers "Pro"-tab from tweaks to main tabs area

direct download/install link for FF17.0a1 users:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/162373/noia_4-1.7.4pre2-fx.xpi

Version 1.7.4pre1 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 17.0a1

direct download/install link for FF17.0a1 users:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/160983/noia_4-1.7.4pre1-fx.xpi


- (change) replaced padlock icon for identity-box with a more colorfull one
--- the default one from Mozilla looks too vague on Noia4 theme

- update to support last weeks 'devtools nightly changes'

- Noia4s app button settings now support Linux systems
--- (testet with Linux Mint KDE)

Version 1.7.3 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 17.0a1

Noia v1.7.3 direct download link from Mozilla servers for FF17.0a1 users having trouble to download via '+ Add to Firefox'-button due to a Mozilla bug, where 17.0a1 is being wrongly recognized as 17.0:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/159273/noia_4-1.7.3-fx.xpi


- updated to FF 17.0a1
- (fix) HTML5 video controls
- (fix) RTL-locales
- (fix) restored CookieSafe button indicators
- (fix) centred dropmarker icons
- (fix) 360deg icon rotation import/export
- (fix) custom tab font settings import/export
- (fix) identity-box for FF16a1+
- (fix) theme managers font settings for some dev-toolbars
- (fix) old 'missing toolbar background' bugs on Win7/Vista
- (change) icon rotation settings optimized
- updated & fixed style inspector for FF10.0-16.0a1
- updated Mozillas devtools for FF17a1
- updated about pages
- many internal changes & fixes

Note:
Tested with Firefox 10-13, 14.0.1, 15.0b1, 16.0a2, 17.0a1 on 07-17-2012.

Version 1.7.3pre4 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 17.0a1

- added 17.0a1 install compatibility (untested!)
- (fix) html5 video controls
- (fix) rtl-locales

Version 1.7.3pre3 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 16.0a1

- optimized icon rotation settings
- updated about pages
- updated & fixed style inspector for FF10.0-16.0a1
- internal changes

Version 1.7.3pre2 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 16.0a1

- fixed identity-box for new changes introduced in FF16a1
- fixed an old missing toolbar background bug on Win7 (AeroBasic Gray themes)
- added Mozillas monthly devtools changes for FF16a1

Version 1.7.3pre1 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 16.0a1

- (fix) restored CookieSafe button indicators
- (fix) centred dropmarker icons again
- (fix) 360deg icon rotation import/export
- (change) 360deg icon rotation optimized

Version 1.7.2 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 16.0a1

- FF16.0a1 compatibility
- (new) settings tab: tweaks -> "Pro"
-- Enable/disable Firefox setting ...
--- ... "Preferences in Content"
--- ... "Tabs on top"
--- ... "old downloads button"
- (fix) corrected Noia 4s Ntabs corruption in some cases
- (fix) added workaround for Noia 4s Ntabs 1-4 (needed for FF14+)
- (fix) some new things for devtools (FF15+)
- (fix) fixed FF4+ toolbar button settings for FF15+
- (change) centered toolbar button dropmarkers
- (change) optimized FF14+ downloads button
- minor other tweaks

Version 1.7.2pre2 1.5 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 16.0a1

- FF16.0a1 install compatibility for nightly/aurora users
(untested, not out yet ;-) )
- (fix) added workaround for Noia 4s Ntabs 1-4 (needed for FF14+)
- (fix) some new things for devtools (FF15+)

Version 1.7.2pre1 1.4 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 15.0a1

- (change) centered toolbar button dropmarkers
- (change) optimized FF14+ downloads button
- (fix) fixed FF4+ toolbar button setting for FF15+
- minor tweaks

Version 1.7.1 1.4 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 15.0a1

- (new) settings for icon rotation [v2]
- (new) option to set bold font for dropdown menu text
--> theme manager -> tweaks -> page 3

- (fix) gray FF3 skins for AeroGlass OSs
- (fix) doorhanger size when bookmarking sites
- (fix) default gray toolbar color was buggy in some cases
- (fix) style inspector on FF13 beta (was OK on alpha 1&2)

- (change) 'bigger font on menubar'-option -> added bold font

- added some missing cutemenu icons
- added preferences in contentUI support (FF15+)
- minor gui tweaks on theme manager

Version 1.7.1pre3 1.4 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 15.0a1

- (new) option to set bold font for dropdown menu labels
--> theme manager -> tweaks -> page 3
- added some missing cutemenu icons
- minor tweaks

Version 1.7.1pre2 1.4 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 15.0a1

v1.7.1pre2
- (fix) default gray toolbar color was buggy in some cases
- (change) 'bigger font on menubar'-option -> bold font

Version 1.7.1pre1 1.4 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 15.0a1

- (fix) gray FF3 skins option for AeroGlass OSs
- (fix) doorhanger size when bookmarking sites

Version 1.7.0 1.4 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 15.0a1

- (new) settings guide (English only for now): Noia 4 theme manager -> 'settings button' -> 'settings guide'

- (fix) tab group close button

- (fix) solved settings import bug with some settings

- (fix) centered and iconized 'about:newtab' page for FF12. FF13-15 was already fine

- (fix) default scrollbars setting for MacOSX

- version support (Nightly FF15.0a1)

- support for Nightlys (2012-04-18+) 'new downloads button'

- minor devtools changes for Nightly FF15.0a1

- minor changes for FF14+

- minor other fixes

Version 1.7.0pre2 1.4 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 15.0a1

- (new) settings guide (English only atm)
# Noia 4 theme manager -> 'settings button' -> 'settings guide'

# fixes for issues reported by 'Feczs'
- (fix) tab group close button
- (fix) some settings were not imported correctly
- (fix) 'about:newtab' on FF12 (already OK on FF13-15)

Version 1.7.0pre1 1.4 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 15.0a1

v1.7.0pre1
- version support (Nightly FF15.0a1)
- support for Nightlys (2012-04-18+) 'new downloads button'
- minor devtools changes for Nightly FF15.0a1
- minor fixes

Version 1.6.9.3 1.4 MB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 14.0a1

v1.6.9.1 - v1.6.9.3
New changes in v1.6.9 broke a few things, sorry for that.

- fixes for aios toolbar extension gray skins
- skin fixes (thx to MarkyMark for report)
- fixes for toolbar backgrounds (thx to viktoschka and Andy for report)