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I am in agreement with the previous review. I was delighted with the previous look (v 1.3.7 & earlier) of this theme, it had been my theme for several months. Wish that I had not even OK'd the update to V2.
The previous version of the toolbar buttons had a subtle "pop." The new toolbar buttons are so tiny and low (NO) contrast as to be nearly invisible, a PAIN to use.
I really do not care if V2 is supposed to be a more "modern" look, it is neither as stylish OR as functional as the previous version.
Thank you for the tip in the reply to the other user about the about:config tweak that may be needed to enable re-install of the older version. I'd already (DEFINITELY) tried to re-install the 1.3.7 version but received a not compatible with FF12 error. A specific link to the relevant page in the support forums would be most helpful before I go to monkeying with configuration fine print, but a FF12 compatible version of the theme that regains the version 1.3.7 look would be even more helpful. ;)
[Adding on in response to developer's reply.] Please let me underline that my unhappiness with V2 is in direct relation to how much I liked the theme in its previous form.
As the reviewer before me also noted there are already other ultra-"clean" (read: sanitized, plain...) minimalist/"modern" themes available. In its prev. form BlackFox-Blue, was quite "clean" enough, but also had a bit of style, a bit of pop. A nice balance between style and clarity if you will. Now it is so overly "clean" that it's been sanitized beyond recognition, lost all it's visual appeal.
The new buttons appear to be different icon designs, and between the icon designs, the no-contrast look, and the yes, tiny, size, I have to stare at them for a minute to remember which is which. This look has rendered the buttons UN-intuitive, UN-stylish, and darn near UN-recognizable. Instead of trying to out-minimalize the minimalists and out-modern the modernists, please consider seriously the desire of a significant portion of the audience for an ALTERNATIVE to the cleaned-beyond-comprehension minimalist-beyond-belief look. There were already themes out there to fill that niche. ;)
I once used Gradient iCool, but that seems to no longer be supported, or kept compatible. BlackFox PRE-V2 was the closest I'd found after Gradient to a clean-yet-stylish look. But that was back when the icons had a bit of color and were actually recognizable.
Believe me, I've been dismayed by some FF modifications, such as removal of the fwd/backward drop-marker and a full-time stop button, etc., and have weathered those storms with the help to add-ons that allowed me to reverse those (other!) instances of minimalism-run-amok...
Thank you very much to the developer for their work on this.
Though most of us here vehemently disagree with the "about this add-on" section's description of the "switch to tab" feature as "great."
If I'm dumb enough to take two different tabs to the same url by mistake, that's my problem. But when I am deliberately attempting to take a second tab to the same page and that "switch to tab" function prevents the not-very-awesome-at-that-moment-bar from doing so...? Remedy: 1) Castrate whoever developed the "switch to tab" function. 2) Remove that useless and incredibly annoying function from this and all future versions of Firefox. 3) Repeat step 1 as necessary...
MichaelPaul's idea is very clever, however there is another add-on designed to completely disable the "switch to tab" feature, available at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/switch-to-tab-no-more/
Why the native FF Bookmarks library doesn't allow us to see a the actual folder location of a searched for bookmark is anyone's guess, but Show Parent Folder is the clean and simple solution to that annoying problem.
Help! This is exactly the answer for my GRIPE about bookmarks search, namely the fact that you can't tell what ff-ing folder the bookmarks are in.
But without this working for ff3, I'll have to try the others mentioned....
I downloaded and installed mine straight from the applian web site, as an add on with their flv player that I installed to play flv vids recorded with the Download Helper extension.
The audio recording function has been very useful, as I now record a favorite radio program straight to my pc in lieu of buying & storing cassette tapes.
The problem that I have discovered is that, only when Ask & Record Toolbar is enabled, I cannot go offline and use the menu buttons to go fwd or backward through my recently viewed pages as I often have. When I attempt this, the following error pops up:
"Firefox can't find the file at jar:file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/chrome/en-US.jar!/locale/browser-region/region.propertiestvlistings.zap2it.com"
The final part of the error msg. varies according to the name of the web site in question, but the problem went away when I temporarily disabled the Ask & Record Toolbar, and returned when I re-enabled it, so there definitely is a connection.
Overall an awesome stylish theme. The newer toolbar buttons are great, but I like the tab bar styling and angular corners of the address and search bar from 1.0.8 better than the new .9 version. I just reverted to the .8 version. The new tab bar style has merit, but the little blue dividers show between all tabs except between the active tab and its neighbors. It would look more even if they framed the active tab just like the others.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.9).