Themable Splash / Startup Window

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

Core Graveyard
Skinability
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enhancement
RESOLVED INVALID
16 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Malcolm Davis, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 98

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

Is it possible to allow themes access to change the Splash/Startup window. I say
this after my boss rejected my request to install Mozilla on all computers at
work because he thinks the Mozilla startup window doesn't look corporate enough.

If giving themes access to the startup window is not possible, can you please
produce some way of overriding the startup window image.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

16 years ago
This entry in the Mozilla 1.0 FAQ describes how to change the splash screen: 
http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.0/faq/appearance.html#8.3

The command line -nosplash should (I think) turn off a splash screen entirely.  

Comment 2

16 years ago
bugzilla is not for technical support. INVALID

if you asked on irc.mozilla.org #mozillazine you would have been given the same
answer as comment 1, namely that skins can't do it but naming a bitmap
'mozilla.bmp' and sticking it next to 'mozilla.exe' before running mozilla.exe
will do what you want.

That said, the bitmap technique works, i now have zapotec.bmp copied as my
mozilla.bmp and it is now my splash screen.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 3

16 years ago
This isn't a technical support question, but rather a suggestion of giving
themes access to alter the splash window (persuming it is possible).

Comment 4

16 years ago
suppose i have two profiles, one newclassic, one modern. suppose each wanted a
splash screen. what splash screen would i get?

here's the way mozilla works:
it loads the splash screen
it loads itself
it loads the profilemanager
something picks a profile
the profile picks the user's skin
the user's skin loads

it's true that the profile manager itself has a skin, but that information isn't
available until much later, and i've never seen a skin actually claim ownership
of the profilemanager.
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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