Closed Bug 261112 Opened 19 years ago Closed 18 years ago
.10) does not abide by gnome theme/skin settings on menu backgrounds
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10 firefox appears to follow the gnome theme and skin settings in all parts of the interface except for in background images in menus. see screenshot at http://zero79.dyndns.us:8000/pics/firefox_error.jpg to see that there is no skin behind the bookmarks menu (the background is just painted gray), but the rest of the interface is skinned (grey metal Panther gnome theme). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. install the panther theme for gnome. 2. start up firefox 0.10 and install the qute theme. 3. restart firefox 4. observe skinning disparity in menus vs. the rest of the interface. Actual Results: it's always been like this from what i can tell (at least back to firefox 0.8, and i'm sure before that also) Expected Results: skin the menus according to the gnome theme as well as the rest of the interface.
*** Bug 267015 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Should firefox really follow gnome theme settings? I am using windows at work and GNU/linux at home, and I was actually disappointed with the fact, that the same version of browser (1.0), using the same (default) theme, looks different on each OS. One of the good features in mozilla is the same look&feel (to the most possible extent) at all OS. So, according to my opinion, the firefox should do quite the opposite - it should, at least for default theme, not follow gnome settings at all.
Actually, Mozilla's Classic theme does derive a lot of look+feel from the OS theme, whether its Windows or GNOME. (In case it isn't obvious, we use the OS theme look+feel on Windows as well). There's two schools of thought on this of course, but we've always worked towards making the app feel and act like a native app. Making it NOT fit in really doesn't help, it tends to end up looking out of place and feeling "wrong" </offtopic> reporter, if you try a trunk build or wait for 1.1 this should be vastly improved.
In response to the comments in #2, I don't think that adhering to native skinning standards significantly complicates the use experience on multiple platforms. Ultimately, the icons are the in the same locations and have the same look. However, when menu items in different locations such as "tools -> options" on windows vs "edit -> preferences" on other platforms, this does complicate things. I don't know how many times I have tried to go to tools -> options, but I suppose that that may have been ingrained by using ie on windows for a significant amount of time (its the only browser i can use at work). it would be a wholey different matter if i could completely abondon ie i think. btw, is there a config setting that changes the location of the "preferences" menu on windows firefox? anyway, i too agree with #3 that apps should conform to the native theme. if firefox didn't for the most part feel like gnome, i would be using epiphany. i just feel a lot more comfortable in gnome than icewm (even though icewm performs a lot better), just for the fact that most apps that i will use in gnome will feel the same. but icewm apps use all kinds of toolsets that just don't look like they go together, and menu items are in varying locations.
As far as I've seen there are no Firefox/Thunderbird (1.0) default themes available which correctly adhere to Gnome/KDE theming. I've Gtk-Qt style set up, and all Gtk apps render correctly in Qt-manner, but not Firefox (nor Thunderbird).
This seems to be fixed in the latest Firefox nightly builds
resolving WORKSFORME, trunk is vastly better than 1.0.x, so 1.1 will be much better, when its done.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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