Tab Bar looks messed up in Proto OS X theme in Firefox 3

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
Theme
RESOLVED WONTFIX
11 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Aaron F, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
PowerPC
Mac OS X
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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1.8) Gecko/20071019 Firefox/2.0.0.8 GoogleToolbarFF 3.0.20070525
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1.8) Gecko/20071019 Firefox/2.0.0.8 GoogleToolbarFF 3.0.20070525

When using the Proto for Mac OS X Theme under Firefox 3 beta 2, the names for tabs in the tab bar appear to have a white "shadow" of the name underneath it. This did not appear in a clean profile for Firefox 3 beta 2.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Not exactly sure what caused it in my Firefox profile.
Actual Results:  
See summary.

Expected Results:  
Looked normal.
Can you please screenshot this?
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 2

10 years ago
Created attachment 303797 [details]
Screenshot of ugly tab text

I see the same effect - I guess it's meant to look like Safari? I have to say Safari's tabs are hideous, please don't try to copy them.

Comment 3

10 years ago
My apologies, I forgot I'd switched themes to GrApple before posting that attachment. The text looks the same in Proto on beta 2 and in the Proto-ised default theme in beta 3.

(In reply to comment #3)
> My apologies, I forgot I'd switched themes to GrApple before posting that
> attachment. The text looks the same in Proto on beta 2 and in the Proto-ised
> default theme in beta 3.

Matt: meaning that this works for you now, yes?  If so, I'll mark it.

Comment 5

10 years ago
No, the text still looks horrible with a very obvious white highlight under each character in 3.0 beta 2 with proto, and beta 3 using the default (i.e. protoised) theme.   I'll add another screenshot of vanilla 3.0 beta 3 on OS  10.5.2.

Comment 6

10 years ago
Created attachment 304402 [details]
FF3 beta 3 tabs with default theme
I see your screenshots, just not how it's "horrible," but cc:ing Alex for his thoughts.

Comment 8

10 years ago
Fair enough, I can see that it's essentially a copy of Safari's 'look', and whether that's horrible to any one person could just be opinion.

It's possible that monitor setup has a part to play in whether you see this as 'wrong' or not too.  I'm using a macBook Pro 15", and an Apple Cinema 23", both calibrated using a colorimiter to 6500K white point and 2.2 gamma.

So it looks like Safari, but IMO Safari is not a good looking app by most standards, and the bright white '3D' highlight under the text in the tabs looks very odd to my eyes on my screen(s) - no offence intended, but almost like some kind of early 1990's throwback, retro and cool for a minute but tiresome for longer than that.

I suppose I should ask, is proto actually tracking Safari for look and feel, or is it tracking the Apple HIG, or something else?

Comment 9

10 years ago
Created attachment 304414 [details]
2x zoom on some specific tab text with comments

Thought I should get specific rather than just moaning:

Here's a 2x zoom of an inactive tab.  Take a look at:
* the white pixels between the top and the cross bar of the 'f' in 'Bancroft'
* the random white pixel to the upper-right interior of the 'D' in 'Dow'
* The strange rendition of the base of the 'J' in 'Jones'
* the white pixel in the crook of the 'r' in 'Bancroft'
* the white pixels between the tops and the loops of all the 'a' characters
* the white pixels forming almost an 'underlined' effect under all the characters
* the lone white pixel middle-left of the 's' in 'Jones'

I usually love OS X's font rendering, but something's not right here.  It's like there's a contrast or sharpening knob that's been turned to 11.
>I see your screenshots, just not how it's "horrible," but cc:ing Alex for his
>thoughts.

This fits into our work to get a native appearance, and I think Apple went for this effect since it makes the text a little easier to read (while admittedly also looking like someone turned the contrast up to 11). 

Comment 11

10 years ago
Fair enough, though those native tabs really are the fugliest UI element in the whole OS :-( I don't suppose there's any chance you can start a rebellion?

Comment 12

9 years ago
So is it wontfix per comment 10?
Whiteboard: [wontfix?]

Updated

9 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Component: Tabbed Browser → Theme
QA Contact: tabbed.browser → theme
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Whiteboard: [wontfix?]
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