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Install an alternative Aqua theme for Mozilla Web Browsers
If you don't like Mozilla's implementation of the Aqua interface in Mozilla, try the Pinstripe theme instead. It installs directly from the web page and presents (I think) a nicer Aqua interface than the stock version. I've actually switched from the Modern theme to the Pinstripe theme; my only modest complaint is that the shortcut bar and the tab bar are basically the same color. Other than that, I prefer Pinstripe to any of the other included choices.

Note that the Pinstripe theme works up through Mozilla 1.0rc2; on newer nightly builds, the names of the pages may not show in the tabs. This problem could, of course, change on a nearly daily basis as Mozilla is updated.

I found the Pinstripe theme through this thread on the Macworld forums.
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heed the install warning for other OSes
Authored by: silicondiode on May 21, '02 08:37:40AM

attempting to install this on a Windows 2000 machine completely sacked my Mozilla profile. luckily the profile manager exists - delete and recreate. oh well...

that aside i wish that smaller fonts (shortcut bar, status bar) were anti-aliased. has anyone else been using Chimera lately? <...begins skulking off-topic...>



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heed the install warning for other OSes
Authored by: alajuela on May 21, '02 09:34:32AM

Yep, I am atill using Chimera/Navigator



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Too late...
Authored by: jtrascap on May 21, '02 12:11:19PM

Seems it's gone now...violated whatever rule it was Apple has in place for automagically stopping web serving...



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Too late...
Authored by: sjonke on May 21, '02 04:07:44PM

Too many downloads, too much bandwidth used. Not hard to understand having such a limit given that mac.com accounts are free.



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Too late... [not on Google.com]
Authored by: silicondiode on May 22, '02 03:05:11AM

cached, at least it works here...

http://216.239.37.100/search?q=cache:7EjOy0VqrKkC:homepage.mac.com/kgerich/pinstripe.html+aqua+theme+for+mozilla&hl=en



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Too late... [not on Google.com]
Authored by: Moo0 on May 22, '02 04:26:32AM

but that doesn't contain the jar file...

could macosxhints.com mirror these files for recent hints - if only for a week?



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Why theme Mozilla when you can theme the OS?
Authored by: a1291762 on May 21, '02 07:19:21PM

Since Mozilla's 'classic' mode uses native stuff for drawing, it will pick up your underlying OS theme (eg. I have sosumi installed)

This is where theming should come from, not in each application.

I'm pretty sure that Mozilla will pick up the OS theme on XP too.



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Why theme Mozilla when you can theme the OS?
Authored by: sjonke on May 22, '02 10:51:36AM

Huh? Mozilla's classic theme does not use native widgets, rather, it makes a rather poor attempt to simulate the look of native widgets. It looks awful. Unfortunately, so do these 3rd party attempts to simulate Aqua.



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Aqua Moz
Authored by: maclaw on May 21, '02 11:05:47PM
I've been using a Mozilla theme called Aqua Moz, which uses the actual chimera icons (included the chimera spinner) as well as a pinstripe appearance. For my taste, it's much nicer than the pinstripe theme alone. Instructions are on the web site, but basically it just involves swapping the existing classic.jar file from your Mozilla.app package with the new classic.jar file that is available for download. As with Rob's observation regarding the pinstripe theme, Aqua Moz is working fine for me on a Mozilla build from the 1.0rc3 tree (thanks VersionTracker for prematurely releasing that!). By contrast, the latest nightly builds do not seem to be working (tabs appear without a name). Finally, kudos to whoever created the Aqua Moz theme. (it wasn't me). It has greatly improved my browsing experience. I hope there is no problem with passing on the link...

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Aqua Moz
Authored by: rusto on May 22, '02 08:05:26AM

Now that is a nice theme!



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Aqua Moz
Authored by: foamy on May 22, '02 07:30:50PM
I've posted an installer for Navzilla It works with RC2 and should work with NN7b1. DO NOT use on Windows

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Aqua Moz
Authored by: ajmas on May 22, '02 09:11:18PM

anyone know if there is a way to make the search button appear like all the rest? The blob style button just looks out of place



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Aqua Moz
Authored by: foamy on May 22, '02 10:00:07PM


I hate that thing. I just turn it off in the prefs.

I'm sure that button can be altered in the chrome files... I just don't know how to do it. :o)



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Pinstripe theme site moved
Authored by: KevinG on May 22, '02 11:14:17AM

Here's the new URL
http://www.kmgerich.com/pinstripe/pinstripe.html

btw, the theme and the web page will be updated shortly.

Kevin



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Updated for 1.0rc3...
Authored by: robg on May 29, '02 01:02:08AM
macosxhints reader and Pinstripe Theme author KevinG reports that the Pinstripe Theme has been updated to work with Mozilla 1.0rc3. Testing and feedback would be appreciated.

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