Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:18 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones I've seen superlative after superlative concerning the release of Firefox 3.0, and in all honesty, it is making my stomach ache. Yes, Firefox 3.0 is a great release. It has a slicker interface (the UI on Vista looks quite pretty) and the use of native widgets in Linux is a very, very welcome addition. On top of that, it actually delivers what I was craving for the most from my favourite Windows web browser: much improved performance. But does Firefox 3.0 change the web, or alter the way we use the intertubes?
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OSX skin
by ohxten on Sat 21st Jun 2008 01:00 UTC
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The OSX skin looks *horrid*. The Windows skin looks good, but not as good as the old one IMO. Oh well.

The thing that stinks is, there's no skin that either 1) looks like FF2 or 2) looks like FF3 Windows, that works on OSX/FF3. Go figure.

I also thought the 'awesomebar' changes weren't so nice. At least provide an option to go back to the classic functionality!

I'm keeping FF2 until they discontinue support. Hopefully by then there'll be better skins and a good way to revert the new 'awesomebar' functionality.

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RE: OSX skin
by Sodki on Sat 21st Jun 2008 01:21 in reply to "OSX skin"
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I'm keeping FF2 until they discontinue support. Hopefully by then there'll be better skins and a good way to revert the new 'awesomebar' functionality.

There are extensions to revert the awesome bar functionality.

Basically, I agree with the article. I'm not so much into Firefox 3, but I am into Gecko. This is a great Gecko release! Firefox 3 is, well, just another browser.

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v RE: OSX skin
by kaiwai on Sat 21st Jun 2008 04:28 in reply to "OSX skin"
RE[2]: OSX skin
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 21st Jun 2008 05:52 in reply to "RE: OSX skin"
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What the heck is wrong with the 'awesome bar' - this pathetic whining

Is it actually possible for you to write a post without being insulting? Just because someone doesn't like a certain new feature because it doesn't work right, it doesn't mean they're pathetic.

The Awesome Bar simply doesn't work right yet. It's gotten a lot better during the test releases, but still, many times it simply gives the wrong search returns where the previous, old fashioned url-only thing would've done just fine. That's a legitimate complaint I'm reading all over the web.

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RE: OSX skin
by MordEth on Sat 21st Jun 2008 05:26 in reply to "OSX skin"
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You may want to check out Aronnax's GrApple themes on

I'm not a huge Safari fan, but I rather like the look of that GUI, when ported to a Firefox theme; you might find you like one of the 4 variants of it.

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RE[2]: OSX skin
by Havin_it on Sat 21st Jun 2008 10:13 in reply to "RE: OSX skin"
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4 variants? Maybe on that site alone, but Dear Jeebus, on there are little else! I swear on that site the OS X-aping themes seem to outnumber all the others put together.

I guess it's a testament to the popularity of Apple's UI, but I wish some of these obviously talented themers would branch-out a bit, so we could see more *original* theme designs to choose from.


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RE[2]: OSX skin
by Machster on Sat 21st Jun 2008 11:09 in reply to "RE: OSX skin"
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There is practacly no difference in those "variants" and it makes it look like Safari which must have been designed by a masochist with its black print on dark gray theme. At least the default theme has some gradient.

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