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redheeler

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Thanks to the addons Classic Theme Restore and Classic Toolbar Buttons, I've been doing a little UI customization of my own here on the iBook G4. Quite honestly not so fond of the default Firefox UI, but it might just be because I used these older versions when they were current. :)
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Thanks to the addons Classic Theme Restore and Classic Toolbar Buttons, I've been doing a little UI customization of my own here on the iBook G4. Quite honestly not so fond of the default Firefox UI, but it might just be because I used these older versions when they were current. :)
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Yeah, it's a PITA past version 25 I think. I held off making the jump because my UI customizations were whacked due to the new engine being used (forget what it is called).

Classic Theme Restorer allowed me to put it all back but it was an effort. However, once I made the jump I've been able to not have to look back.

I did have to make an adjustment or two however. Without the addressbar in one of my toolbars the shortcut to get to it does not work anymore. Used to be able to pop that up in a window. So, now the addressbar is in my toolbar where I don't want it, but oh well.

PS. You can install any UI theme that works. I'm using the Windows version of FT DeepDark. Have to force the install, but it works.
 
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Thanks to the addons Classic Theme Restore and Classic Toolbar Buttons, I've been doing a little UI customization of my own here on the iBook G4. Quite honestly not so fond of the default Firefox UI, but it might just be because I used these older versions when they were current. :)
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Looks really nice :). Fits in with our older operating systems better and that UI looks like there could be a performance benefit.
[doublepost=1492345935][/doublepost]Also, what's that bar along the right side? Looks interesting. :)
 
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Thanks to the addons Classic Theme Restore and Classic Toolbar Buttons, I've been doing a little UI customization of my own here on the iBook G4. Quite honestly not so fond of the default Firefox UI, but it might just be because I used these older versions when they were current. :)
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Are those two add-ons all you used? I installed them ans got quite a different result. I'm reverting back to default Firefox theme for now.
 

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Are those two add-ons all you used? I installed them ans got quite a different result. I'm reverting back to default Firefox theme for now.
You have to play with Classic Theme Restorer a bit to get it looking like the old theme. I'll screencap my settings tonight.

Note that with my setup there are a few other addons installed that force my tab bar to the bottom and force it to show only favicons.
 
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Are those two add-ons all you used? I installed them ans got quite a different result. I'm reverting back to default Firefox theme for now.
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Just those two as you can see. It all has to do with how you configure them, there are a lot of different option in both. Good way to kill an hour or two just trying the different options to get the look you want :)
[doublepost=1492552550][/doublepost]@eyoungren, do you know if it's possible to sync the settings between different Macs?
 

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@eyoungren[/USER], do you know if it's possible to sync the settings between different Macs?
Yep. Two ways to do it.

Either Firefox Sync or Dropbox.

Using the Firefox Sync method you create an account and you login in all the browsers you want to sync. Then let them all sync. Any change at that point reflects to all other browsers.

I used it for a while, but ultimately stopped because I had some differences in browsers at the time that I needed to let stand and Sync was not allowing that. It also tends to be CPU intensive. However, I have not tried it in several years so those issues may have long been resolved.

The Dropbox method has your profile directory on Dropbox. You use the configuration file to point each browser to that profile directory. Any changes in the browser go up to Dropbox and reflect down to your other computers. It's fast and you don't have to worry about it.

The drawback is that you can only be in one browser at a time. Otherwise there are issues with multiple computers trying to write to the same files.
 
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Just those two as you can see. It all has to do with how you configure them, there are a lot of different option in both. Good way to kill an hour or two just trying the different options to get the look you want :)
[doublepost=1492552550][/doublepost]@eyoungren, do you know if it's possible to sync the settings between different Macs?
I'll just have to play around with it I guess. Sounds fun. :)