Themes not compatible with all OSes




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14 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Jaap A. Haitsma, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

The theme on only renders
well on linux. On Windows the menus are completely borked. Actually I get
exactly the same behaviour if I take the classic.jar which comes with the linux
build of Firefox and package that one. It works OK then on Linux but on Windows
it's also borked.

It would be nice that themes just worked on every OS and if that is not possible
then it would be nice if a theme author could add stuff in his css files which
are specific for a specific OS

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

14 years ago
It depends on the theme. Some themes are made to be compatible with all OSes.
Some sacrifice their "cross-platformness" to look better on the (only) OS they

In order to "add stuff in his css files which are specific for a specific OS"
you probably need special CSS directives, adding them is Browser bug, probably
wontfix, but I'm not sure.
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 2

14 years ago
Resolving as INVALID, as the fact that not all themes are cross-platform is not
a bug in Firefox.

Note: bug 255619 will introduce a way for authors to declare their
themes/extensions as platform-specific, which prevents a Windows user from
accidently installing a Linux theme.

Making possible cross-platform-themes where some parts in CSS are applied only
to a specific OS would require changes deep "under the hood" of the rendering
engine, Gecko. The alternative - installing some CSS files only on some
platforms - would require similar deep changes to the way the chrome registry
handles contents.rdf manifests. Therefore, such suggestions would likely be
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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