robert at namodn.com
Wed Oct 30 10:51:40 PST 2002
On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 10:36:59PM -0800, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> itz> I've become somewhat fed up with the way I use mozilla, and I'd
> itz> like to customize its UI (beyond what the Edit|Preferences dialog
> itz> allows). I have read about things like RDF and XUL and I think
> itz> what I want to do is possible, but ... where are the fine
> itz> documents? Not on mozilla.org as far as I can see.
> itz> More generally, can I add my own menus and keybindings as in
> itz> Emacs?
> Claude> A couple of thoughts, none of which answer your questions: How
> Claude> is that you wish your web browser to behave? What,
> Claude> specifically, has got your dander up?
> UI elements that I use 1% of the time but take 10% of the avaliable
> screen space, and cannot be hidden because hiding will them also hide
> something useful :( That is, the grouping of items in the toolbars is
> wrong for me.
Phoenix is actually pretty good, I've been using nightlies
regularly for some time ( it lives on the Mozilla trunk, as
part of the overall Mozilla codebase ).
It's mostly a reworking of the browser UI ( it does not come
It has on-the-fly customizable toolbars, you can even move items
up onto the menubar now if you are really into preserving screen
real estate. The preferences are also alot leaner, and they've removed
alot of the useless redundancy in the menus.
Also, if you want to do some XUL here are some sites :
"Creating Applications with Mozilla", O'Reilly. Published
under the OPL, it's available online : http://books.mozdev.org/
XUL Planet - tutorials, apps, element reference - http://xulplanet.com
Someone else posted some links to Mozilla.org, the stuff there
is pretty dry, and there isn't much in the way of tutorials, but
great as a reference and usually the most up-to-date.
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