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May 12, 2005, 03:58 PM
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johnnowak
May 12, 2005, 04:11 PM
Too bad Firefox and Thunderbird both suck in OS X because they do not conform to the "Mac way". I'll stick with Safari/Camino and mail.

Firefix is my first choice when booted into GNU/Linux though.

Mitthrawnuruodo
May 12, 2005, 04:22 PM
I liked the "Mobile"... :D

The "Office" was ok, too, but "Laptop" was a bit lame (although pretty well made)...

brap
May 12, 2005, 04:29 PM
Too bad Firefox and Thunderbird both suck in OS X because they do not conform to the "Mac way".How so?

narco
May 12, 2005, 05:03 PM
Man, Safari has been "unexpectedly quitting" since i upgraded. I've been using Firefox even more lately until I can figure out the deal. I love Safari though, it's fast and it's pretty -- something that Firefox is not. Looks too "windows" to me, but isn't that typical?

Fishes,
narco.

wrldwzrd89
May 12, 2005, 05:41 PM
How so?
Firefox and Thunderbird both use a cross-platform, XUL-driven interface that doesn't look anything like a typical Mac application. This decision makes Firefox and Thunderbird easier to maintain, but annoys Mac purists that insist that all applications adhere to Apple's user interface guidelines.

brap
May 12, 2005, 05:58 PM
Firefox and Thunderbird both use a cross-platform, XUL-driven interface that doesn't look anything like a typical Mac application.See attachment.
This decision makes Firefox and Thunderbird easier to maintain, but annoys Mac purists that insist that all applications adhere to Apple's user interface guidelines.Since Mail 2.0, and the Tiger plastic/brushed/pinstripe mish-mash, this argument doesn't wash.

wrldwzrd89
May 12, 2005, 06:01 PM
See attachment.
Since Mail 2.0, and the Tiger plastic/brushed/pinstripe mish-mash, this argument doesn't wash.
That's interesting, brap. I thought the Mozilla Group wasn't going to truly fix the un-Mac-like-ness of Firefox until version 1.1. Have the Mozilla Group revised their plans with Firefox 1.0.4 (which I assume you're using - I haven't used the Mac version of Firefox in a while)?

brap
May 12, 2005, 06:11 PM
That's interesting, brap. I thought the Mozilla Group wasn't going to truly fix the un-Mac-like-ness of Firefox until version 1.1. Have the Mozilla Group revised their plans with Firefox 1.0.4 (which I assume you're using - I haven't used the Mac version of Firefox in a while)?Sadly not, the official builds still carry ugly widgets (ie, buttons, radios, checkboxes), but if you either download an optimised build with them integrated, or apply them yourself - they're fixed.

It all comes down to if you're willing to make the 2-or-3 'googles to fix the ugly buttons; the default theme is good enough as is, but the brushed GrApple theme is better ;)

solvs
May 13, 2005, 01:19 AM
Sadly not, the official builds still carry ugly widgets (ie, buttons, radios, checkboxes), but if you either download an optimised build with them integrated, or apply them yourself - they're fixed.
Ah, that explains it. I use the optimized version. I was going to say, looks fine to me.