Friday, November 8, 2013

Add-on status update (2013-11-18)

- Classic Theme Restorer is out -

Some comments from me to clarify a few thing regarding this add-ons development I saw on some forums and articles across the Internet:
  • I'm not a Mozilla employee, just making add-ons for Mozilla products. ;-)
  • Old browser features are not brought back using code 1:1 from older browser versions. Some options are more like a new 'interpretations' of old features (small buttons, hidden nav-bar, text mode, icons+text mode). They may not work with all buttons and toolbars out there.
  • The restored 'squared tabs' are created the same way themes modify tabs, so there is a big chance they won't be compatible with extensions that colorize or modify tabs, especially after such extensions get updated to work with Australis UI.
  • This add-on uses different ids and classes for new and old features -compared to current non-Australis Firefox- mostly to avoid conflicts with old classes and ids that are still reserved in UX/Australis

A list containing all features this add-on is currently capable of:

Add-ons current settings (-> options window)
  • Tabs
    • Australis tabs (Australis default tabs)
    • Squared tabs (classic)
    • Australis tabs (experimental) [Windows Aero only]
  • Tabs not on top
  • Tabs in titlebar (currently browser.tabs.drawInTitlebar)
  • Application button
    • Appbutton hidden
    • Appbutton on toolbars
    • Appbutton on titlebar (Windows only)
  • Application button colors
    • orange
    • blue (Aurora)
    • black (Nightly)
    • transparent (AeroGlass)
    • blue (Palemoon)
    • red
    • green
    • gray 
  • Small (nav-bar) buttons (Windows only)
  • Hide navigation toolbar
  • Addon-bar
  • Additional toolbar (below top toolbars)
  • Movable back-forward button
  • Findbar
    • Findbar (default position)
    • Findbar on top (forced)
    • Findbar at the bottom (forced)
  • Icons / text
    • Show icons only
    • Icons + text
    • Text only

 Other features active by default (not on options window) 
  • Spaces (additional toolbar items)
  • Flexible spaces (additional toolbar items)
  • Bookmarks menu button (additional toolbar button)
  • Bookmarks sidebar button (additional toolbar button)
  • History sidebar button (additional toolbar button)
  • Reload button (additional toolbar button)
  • Stop button (additional toolbar button)
  • Movable urlbar
  • Movable PanelUI button
  • Smaller urlbar minimum width
  • Smaller window minimum width

- Aris


  1. Thanks, love this extension on nightly 28 with australis.
    I prefer using the curved tabs experimental.

    One bug though:
    - Pinned tabs with notification active show a background dark vertical line instead of the expected background glow.

    One question, would you consider making this extension also available to thunderbird?
    Would love to have the curved experimental tabs also on thunderbird.


  2. I'll look into it.

    experimental tabs also on thunderbird? Maybe in the future.

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