Plastik for Firefox

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Description:

Plastikfox is a theme for Mozilla Firefox to make it have the same look as the KDE programs with the Plastik style and the Crystal SVG 1.0 icon set.


ABOUT THE OK AND CANCEL BUTTONS: Firefox 1.5 doesn't have OK and Cancel buttons anymore in the Options dialog but it's possible to enable them again. Just write "about:config" in the address bar, search for the key "browser.preferences.instantApply" and set it to false. The OK and Cancel buttons should be there back again.

BUTTON ORDER: You can reverse the button order in the dialog boxes so they are like in the other KDE applications. Simply click "Reverse button order" to install a patch to activate this feature.


COLOR SCHEME: Plastikfox doesn't follow the KDE color scheme. Remember it's just a theme for Firefox, so it's impossible to do it. It's made with the 'Plastik' color scheme. If you want to change the color scheme you'll have to modify the theme manually. :(


Thanks to Everaldo for his Crystal SVG icon sets. You can get them at:
http://www.everaldo.com


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HOW TO INSTALL
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If you have an older version of the theme, uninstall it before installing a new one.

· Extract the files anywhere you want
· Open the install.html file in Firefox (you don't need to be 'root')
· Click the "Install" button
· Accept when it prompts for the theme installation
· 'Tools' menu - Themes
· Select 'Plastikfox Crystal SVG' and click 'Use this theme'
· Restart Firefox (VERY IMPORTANT!)
· Enjoy!

If you want, you may delete the downloaded files once the theme is installed.


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POLL
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Your opinion counts! I would like to know if you prefer keeping the current icon set or changing the icons to the ones included in KDE 3.5. Please vote here:

http://www.polinux.upv.es/mozilla/encuesta/


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MORE THEMES
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Visit the Mozillux website for more themes for Mozilla and Firefox that make them integrate better in your KDE desktop:

http://www.polinux.upv.es/mozilla/
Last changelog:

15 years ago

2006-04-09: Added compatibility with Firefox 1.5.0.1. Fixed the RSS icon in the location bar. The reversed button order works again for all dialogs.

2005-12-06: Added compatibility with Firefox 1.5.

2005-05-14: Added compatibility with the TabX and Tab Mix extensions. Fixed the top border when the tab bar is hidden. Changed the RSS icon. Added the icons in the context menu of the Extensions manager. More bug fixes.

rafaelrodrigues

15 years ago

I had the same problem with FF 1.0.7 + Plastikfox 1.6 but it worked once I disabled/uninstalled the Web Developer extension.

I do not know if the samething happens with the FF 1.5 and plastikfox 2.0 Alpha because I did not test it.

I just hope that the developer tests its theme with the Google Toobar before releasing it.

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ahiguchi

15 years ago

Sorry, after uninstalling all extentions, themes and fifefox itself, google toolbar works with Plastikfox. Thanks.

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jakemikey

15 years ago

How about a plastik Firefox theme with the best KDE icons of all...nuoveXT? I'm not really into these other icon types, crystal, etc.

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djworld

15 years ago

Take a look at this:

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=25478

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Grnch

15 years ago

Does this theme support Deer Park Alpha 2 (Firefox 1.1)?

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aoeuid

15 years ago

Nice skin nonetheless, but unfortunately the boxes that contain ticks (options) when ticked are not visible, remove the tick and the empty box appears.

Using Windows XP and Firefox 1.04 here.

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JimB

15 years ago

I still think this is one of the best FF themes and well integrated into the menus, download, statusbar etc..

Is it however possible for me to change the 2 main colors you use, (lightblue/darkblue into lightviolet/darkviolet) for Menu's & submenu's: preselect/menuselection, Download ProgressBar: background/progressbar, Tabs background color, ProgressBar in statusbar.
Also I can't get a close button on each tab while using TabMix. If I use the Phoenity 1.4.1 theme the close buttons appear, but vanish with your theme. I think the tabbutons are 1.5mm to high. Thanks.

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djworld

15 years ago

Plastikfox is a pixmap-based theme so it wouldn't be easy to change the colors, you would need to modify the CSS files and also edit the images with GIMP or something similar.

What will be much easier to modify is the icons, as I'm creating a program that automatically picks up your KDE icons and puts them in the theme, so there will be no need for different versions of Plastikfox with different icon themes. Check out the screenshots in the Mozillux web site. Perhaps in the future I could try to create a program to pick up your native KDE widgets (including the colors) but that would be much harder to implement and perhaps not possible.

Which version of TabMix are you using? It worked for me the last time I used it. Are you using more extensions? If so, try disabling the other extensions to see if it works now.

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krionius

15 years ago

Thats nice! :) Very nice...

Is there one for active heart? i will look for it right now. :)

I found it through your comment on my logitech keyboard stuff... Please see that your comment is replied there.

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djworld

15 years ago

I haven't made any theme to match the Active Heart style and I don't have plans to do one. It would require a lot of effort to make it and I think I would make a theme matching ThinKeramik first. Sorry. If any volunteers would like to start making a theme based on Plastikfox to match the look of Active Heart or any other KDE theme I will be encouraged to assist him.

Also, creating versions of Plastikfox with other icon themes is easier and in fact there's someone who's going to make a version with the Lila icons. If someone wants to take another icon set, send me an e-mail and I'll instruct him how to do it.

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Nought

15 years ago

I've been using Tomcat's Crystal theme version for ages. Did you get it from him?

http://www.tom-cat.com/mozilla/index.html

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djworld

15 years ago

This theme has also been there for ages. ;-) The first version was released on March 19th, 2004, as you can see. And it was based on Plastikzilla and Keramikzilla, released even earlier. So no, this isn't a rip off. I made it from scratch without any help (if we don't count bug reports). The icons are the same, yes, but they're just the standard KDE icons so it doesn't mean anything. And Plastikfox is much more complex than Mostly Crystal.

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Nought

15 years ago

Ok, thx for clearing that up.

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morhekil

15 years ago

It seems that Plastik has some impact on Firefox page scrolling speed. When browsing some pages with heavy graphics (or just heavy graphical backgrounds - I'm not quite sure yet) fast scrolling with mouse wheel results in teared movement instead of smooth one - it jumps for ten lines then slows and crawls line by line then jumps again for five lines, etc.
For example you can see it on this page:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/alinchen/
It is in russian but it doesn't matter - I've seen the same effect on some english pages. I've used previous version of Plastik on Firefox 1.0.3 and 1.0.4 and current version on 1.0.4 - every combination has described effect.
Other themes doesn't have this problem - default one works perfectly, also I've tried Qute 3 - no problems, so it's certainly related to this theme.
Any way to solve it? It's quite annoying.

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djworld

15 years ago

Do you mean it happens in this new version of the theme or it also happened in previous versions? I suppose it also happened in previous versions. Although it doesn't seem to, Plastikfox is a very complex theme with lots of bindings and tricks to make Firefox look just like Plastik. Sometimes things are not implemented in the most clean way, but because there is not a clean way to do it. It's not easy to make Firefox look like Plastik, and those bindings and tricks result in less performance. So that problem is not strange, but I can't solve it. At least Plastikfox is better than nothing. If you want a very fast browser with the KDE look, then use a KDE browser like Konqueror. Firefox is a program with his own toolkit on top of GTK (and I think the code is not very clean, by the way), so it's not easy to make it look like KDE without having an impact on the speed.

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kde-memtek

16 years ago

Can you reverse the bookmark offset in Firefox if the subfolder pops up to the left, instead of to the right, of the parent folder? Currently there is a small gap which occurs if the subfolder pops up to the left of the parent folder.

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djworld

15 years ago

I'm working on this and hope to have it fixed soon.

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ryampolsky

16 years ago

Do you need to draw the rounded inner border around the web page area in the main window?

I imagine that this is supposed to be the 'body' of the tabs (when the tab bar is visible), but it tends to just look overly busy, since the 'tabs' in question extend side-to-side and top-to-bottom.

Might look better if the tab bar just extended all the way left-to-right with no rounded left and right corners and didn't attempt to frame the main window at all.

What do you think?

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djworld

16 years ago

Perhaps that could be included as an option, but my main objective is to be as close as possible to Konqueror and KDE. The Konqueror tab bar has exactly that effect and that's just why I made it.

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ryampolsky

16 years ago

I figured you must have had a good reason.

Still, if someone's using Firefox (even under KDE), then they're probably not using Konqueror, so I wouldn't go out of my way to make it look 'exactly' the same as Konqueror. Presumably Konqueror (like any tabbed browser) is using tabs in a pretty unique way. Most apps with tabs would have a margin between the tab 'folder' and the window border, no?

Besides, this is a pretty subtle thing. Not likely to jar the eyes of a Konqueror user for Firefox to look (almost indetectably) better. Then again, if it's so subtle, why can't I get used to it...

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hiasl

16 years ago

How do I make the icons smaller? (Back, Forward, ...)
My icons have twice the size as yours at the screenshot.

BTW: Thank you very much for this theme.

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djworld

16 years ago

Well, I know it's late for the answer but I haven't saw your message before. You just have to right-click the toolbar and choose "Customize". In the popup active the "Small icons" checkbox and you're done.

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mono

16 years ago

Now Firefox looks like an KDE app!
It would be very great, if the theme color would adapt to the KDE colorscheme.

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djworld

16 years ago

Sorry, but it's not possible to do that. It would be possible to create a program that modifies the theme to adapt it to the KDE color scheme, but that would be extremely hard to make and I think the future is in the Gecko QT port that would allow you to run Firefox as a native KDE application.

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djworld

16 years ago

Wow, 20.000 downloads. Cool! :)

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15 years ago

2006-04-09: Added compatibility with Firefox 1.5.0.1. Fixed the RSS icon in the location bar. The reversed button order works again for all dialogs.

2005-12-06: Added compatibility with Firefox 1.5.

2005-05-14: Added compatibility with the TabX and Tab Mix extensions. Fixed the top border when the tab bar is hidden. Changed the RSS icon. Added the icons in the context menu of the Extensions manager. More bug fixes.

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