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help viewer needs skin help



Help Documentation
17 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Ian Oeschger (gone), Assigned: Ian Oeschger (gone))


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(6 attachments)



17 years ago
Mozilla help has a Home button with no skin (so it doesn't currently display at
all in Modern) and an old print button. Plus the hover states aren't hooked up.
Marlon, are the right guy to get help from on this? Hope so.

Comment 1

17 years ago
joe hewitt hooks things up

Comment 2

17 years ago
Thanks, Marlon
I think I can hook it up (though some help there would be great, too). The thing
I don't have is any actual resources to use for the button. Like a Help icon. A
Home icon. That sort of thing.

Comment 3

17 years ago
oh i see.. Is this a home button different from the home button we currently use 
in the navigator window?  i don't believe we have a help button.  Where do these 
buttons reside, in the primary toolbar?

Comment 4

17 years ago
Hey, Marlon
Just wanted to see if you thought this was something you could get to in the
next couple of weeks. The Home button, in particular, which is currently
invisible in the help viewer because I have no GIFs associated with it.

Thanks a lot
Also let me know if you have any update on the help masthead.

Comment 5

17 years ago
Rereading my own last comment: Hope I didn't sound presumptuous, Marlon. Not
even sure this is something you can get to at all, but if you have a second (or
a Home button GIF lying around :), that'd be great. Thanks again. -i

Comment 6

17 years ago
thank you for withholding all presumptuousness ;)  i haven't forgotten about
this at all.  i have both those items on my agenda for post 0.9.1.  i will even
move them up on my list of priorities 

Comment 7

17 years ago
Marlon just handed over some GIFs for the Home button. Thanks, man. Looks good.
I will be integrating those in today and getting stuff together for a

Reassigning to self.
Assignee: marlon → oeschger

Comment 8

17 years ago
Created attachment 37173 [details] [diff] [review]
adding home button icons, updating help.css

Comment 9

17 years ago
Created attachment 37174 [details]
screenshot of help win with home and print buttons restored

Comment 10

17 years ago
Screenshot in previous attachment shows Help window looking OK in new Modern
skin. Still needs its masthead, but the home button is up now, has its states,
and the print button I lost is restored.

Joe &/| German: do one of you think you could r=you the patch I put in here for
help.css and my changes to the jar.mn? I'll need to get an sr (blake, are you
here for this?), but a review would really speed this along. At issue: I put the
home icons in modernjar:communicator/skin, following joe's edict to put the help
stuff over in modern.jar rather than the help.jar itself. Is that an OK place
for those icons? Also, I stole the navigator.css print button styles, but I
didn't have the same parent-child stuff going on with menubutton-dual, so I just
stripped that out. Seems to work OK. Thanks a lot!

Comment 11

17 years ago
Joe: When you get a second, do you think you can r=hewitt this small patch to
the help.cs? Without this update, there's no help button in modern (and only a
text-labelled button in classic), and so the Home button is invisible. Thanks

Comment 12

17 years ago

Comment 13

17 years ago
Did you guys receive the help masthead? For a while we seemed to have a blank 
spot in the help viewer where the masthead would be, now no blank spot. Not sure 
if we should plan on having this in for .9.2 or not.



17 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.2


17 years ago
Keywords: nsBranch
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.2 → mozilla0.9.3

Comment 14

17 years ago
Resetting target milestone for limbo additions.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.3 → ---

Comment 15

17 years ago
The help masthead image has been completed, and Joe should have it ready by now 
in his next batch of checkins.  Joe?

Comment 16

17 years ago
Hey, if you are checking in skin updates, do you want to grab the updated 
help.css I have been waiting to check in anyway? (joe, I think you sr=hewitted 
it.) It just has the CSS to get the home button there and updated references to 
the print button icon. You probably need to make updates to that file to pick up 
the masthead anyway?

I will attach the whole CSS file here. Note the lameness: I stick the same 
help.css file in the modern and classic jars, and end up with a classic skin 
that looks very bad.


Comment 17

17 years ago
Created attachment 40073 [details]
updates to help.css (whole file attached here)

Comment 18

17 years ago
Just yesterday I did a little work on the CSS for help viewer to add the
masthead and the home icon.  I noticed that you were sharing that help.css
between modern and classic, which is not the best approach, so I split the files
up between classic and modern.  I also did a little extra polish work on the
modern and classic CSS.  Patch forthcoming...

Comment 19

17 years ago
Created attachment 40141 [details] [diff] [review]
patch part 1

Comment 20

17 years ago
Created attachment 40143 [details] [diff] [review]
classic help.css

Comment 21

17 years ago
Created attachment 40145 [details] [diff] [review]
modern help.css

Comment 22

17 years ago
fixed on trunk and branch
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 23

16 years ago
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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