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|User since||March 5, 2007|
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Brilliant! This seriously improves the 'image' of Firefox (as previous versions did) on the Win & Mac platform. I guess my only issue is on my Mac, the outlines don't show when the cursor hovers over the main controls (Home/Reload/Back/Forward). Curious. Still looks refined though!! I have to completely agree with MadChuckle below.
I have to say, I also am very fond of this Proto look -- big 'back button' and all. Everything is clear and easy to find right away. If I wanted a clone of Safari, I can easily get one here called 'GrApple Yummy (blue)'. Without a doubt, it does look very much like the latest version of Safari. BUT. This was the first time I felt I could use Firefox right out of the box without hunting for something that made it 'look decent' on the Mac. And that is really a giant bonus for me, as this beta works SO WELL for me that I doubt I'll ever go back to Safari again (on this computer -- I run about half a dozen different ones). The tip provided here by 'gl0tzk0wski' perfectly addresses those who do NOT like the large back button. Simple solution -- love it!
Firefox DOES need a 'look' unique to itself for branding purposes, and it is my opinion that they have found it and darn near perfected it on the Mac. I, like 'Jules' here, also use the graphite colouraton, and would really like a way for this to automatically integrate with my system. I'm sure this will happen as time progresses. I suppose my only beef would be that little 'black' Home icon. Something should be done to clean up that 'blotch'. Maybe have a look at the GrApple way of dealing with it? In GrApple, it is visible, but tastefully treated. I would also like to see the search engine icons either 1.) dumped completely with just the words identifying which one is use or 2.) the icons rendered as black line only. Currently, they look too garish and arcade-like for my taste. The GrApple theme does it right.
Other than that, I think the development team working on this Proto theme is doing a super job on the Mac side. Now -- since I work on the PC (WinXP) too, how about some clean-up for that version? It really just looks gawd-awful messy with all those icons in the Bookmarks Toolbar.
Overall I give the development team extremely high marks for a unique, yet super looking Mac theme, to compliment an outstanding browser (even still in beta!) that is destined to become my standard on ALL platforms I use.
Thanx for all your hard efforts to date, as I truly appreciate them!
The new beta 3v4 theme is so refreshing, clean, unique and very accomplished, BUT -- this theme is SO elegant, yet VERY reminiscent of Safari. Superb job with things like the Preference Panels, nixing those 'capsule' icons for Google and various other non-standard stuff. Tough choice what to use, cause I did like the default -- till I saw this(!)
A couple of small comments for improvement, though, after a couple of days use: Perhaps the browser chrome can be 'lightened up' a bit, as when I use the Bookmarks Toolbar, the text is almost lost in the darkness there. Just a suggestion. And second -- the 'Home' icon shown in the Bookmarks Bar is very elegantly rendered as an outline of the 'house'. Any chance of doing that again for when the 'Home' button gets returned to the Main Toolbar? That outline sure looks lovely -- it would be a shame to have to use a black blob, which is what happens now if you move the Home icon to the Toolbar.
Other than that, very, very accomplished and a SUPER alternative for those believe they must have stringent Mac GUI consistency -- even within the apps! (Looks brilliant in Tiger too!)
Can I use it as is?? YOU BET! Thanx a lot!!