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Office XP look in Firefox/Thunderbird

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loopnine    0

update: A while ago, I made this tweak into an extension, with the added ability to use the colors of your system (not always blue). Download here

I have made a tweak for Firefox/Thunderbird that makes the menus and the menubuttons look like Office XP.

I got the idea after seeing this at kde-look.org. I used that as a base and changed the colors, refined the whole thing + added office xp style menu-buttons to it.

It should work in any Firefox/Thunderbird version at any platform with any theme, but it might look bad width some themes.

I colored it the same as my Office XP looked when I used the Opus OS Visual Style, so if you want other colors you will have to change them manually.

this is not a skin, it does not change the icons, only the way menus and menu-buttons look.

I think that this makes Firefox look more professional.

this is released under GPL (open source).

hope you like it

Installation:

put the files dotnet.png and userChrome.css in your personal firefox/thunderbird-chrome-dir (hint, mine is: C:\Documents and Settings\Andreas\Application Data\Phoenix\Profiles\default\dldqyjbq.slt\chrome) and restart firefox/thunderbird.

post-34-1073726953.png

version-log:

1.0.5:

fixed all problems when using this together with the Smoke theme by Aaron Spuler. Made the menu-separators in menus without colored left-margins look better. Made disabled menus visible again, that also makes the menu-buttons stop "jumping" when going into costomize mode.

1.0.4:

fixed a bug that made the forward/back buttons (and other buttons of that kind) get bigger if you clicked on them when they where disabled (grey). I also added instructions inside the file for how to get back the toolbar-separators, for those who like toolbar-separators (I dont).

1.0.3:

fixed a bug that made the forward-button and the back-button have diffrent size if they where disabled. That made the whole line of buttons move if you switched from a tab width history to one without.

1.0.2:

very small update, cleaned up a little and added authors names again (witch somehow disapeared betwean 1.0 and 1.0.1)

1.0.1:

fixed "no text under disabled menu-buttons in Windows Classic"-bug

1.0:

everything

OfficeXP_style_for_Firebird_1.0.5.zip

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Dazzla    5

Very cool indeed, using it now :cool:

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session    0

a screenshot, maybe? :)

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Rudy    457

i'd like to see a screenshot first

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shihchiun    2

As would I. No offense or anything, but wouldn't it have been easier to just make it a theme?

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dmbandfan22    0

Very cool....I love it.

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Lewkwarm    1

i'm loving it, i always wanted the office xp look too.

it works for thunderbird as well

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session    0

er ... someone post a screenshot? :s

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kryptonik    0

What the hell is it supposed to do? I did everything and it looks the same.

Using Mozilla Firebird 0.7

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virtorio    2,976

here you go

post-34-1073688304.jpg

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dmbandfan22    0

Good enough?

post-34-1073688340.jpg

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Max Power    0

Ummm, looks strikingly similar to this. :blink:

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Dazzla    5

It's not a skin, it's just a custom userchrome.css that creates Office XP style menus and buttons.

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loopnine    0

sorry for not answering you but I was sleeping so it wasn't very easy :)

the reason for not making it a skin was because I wanted it to work on any other skin and not just the one I chosed to base it on.

thanks virtorio for posting a screenshot, I have uptaded the first post with one now to.

It is not the icons i have changed, just the way menus and buttons look.

I forgot to write yesterday that it works on thunderbird as well, thanks JustinSaneLBS for telling.

post-34-1073726953.png

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Simon-    490

it doesn't quite work in Windows Classic (Disabled menu items text doesn't show, no margin on the content menus) but it's still really cool :cool:

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snippet1    0

Nice! Those menus are very pleasing to the eye. I would actually like to see more VSes with this sorta thing :/.

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loopnine    0
it doesn't quite work in Windows Classic (Disabled menu items text doesn't show, no margin on the content menus) but it's still really cool :cool:

For me disabled menu items text does show in Windows Classic....

could you post a screenshot so I can see what you mean

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Simon-    490
For me disabled menu items text does show in Windows Classic....

could you post a screenshot so I can see what you mean

Here

post-34-1073730046.png

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loopnine    0
Here

ok now i get it...

the reason why you don't se the text under disabled menu-buttons is because I wrote the color myself instead of importing it from windows, download it again now and it should be fixed.

I think the reason why you dont see the margin in the menus is because you only put the userChrome.css file in your chrome dir, and not the dotnet.png file.

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Simon-    490
not the dotnet.png file.

oh yea, forgot :blush:

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Simon-    490

Work's perfectly now, Thank you :cool:

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thumperward    0

Hey there, just registered to post this after seeing this topic linked from the Firebird forums.

This is absolutely awesome. ope you don't mind that I've emailed Firebird Help with a request to add this to the Tips and Tricks section.

- Chris

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Daniel Oskarsson    0

Looks great!

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Xahid    5,295

Cool !!!

using it ... looks beautiful

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