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Post Posted December 20th, 2007, 11:16 am

No Flash, AFAIK.

Use the default theme as a template.
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Post Posted December 21st, 2007, 5:23 pm

Is there a way to test your theme without using a workbench?

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Post Posted December 21st, 2007, 6:21 pm

You can test it by making it installable and installing it.

You can also make a test directory - what I am calling a workbench. I used to do that. A workshop makes my thirty workbenches more accessible.
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 1:53 pm

I've been following this tutorial:
http://www.twistermc.com/blog/2006/09/2 ... ent-215832
And in order to test it, you simply drag the .jar file to your add-ons screen and it will install it. So I did this, but it came up as an extension. I know this isn't the way you've done it, but could you possibly have aby Idea why it came up as an extension rather than a theme? Thanks!

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 2:57 pm

You need to have your Add-ons window set to the Themes tab.
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 2:59 pm

I have... thanks for the recommendation, though: when I download it, it shows up as an extension icon to begin with, so I think when mozilla reads it it thinks it's an extension rather than a theme...
EDIT: Shown below:
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 4:57 pm

Weird. PM mcdavis941 and see what he thinks.
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 8:14 pm

Robotix, could we see your install.rdf?
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 8:15 pm

Is there a way that I could e-mail you? other than that I don't know how I could give it to you..

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 8:19 pm

Put it here:

http://pastebin.mozilla.org/

then give us a link.
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 8:31 pm

Why do you say it "came up as an extension"? Is it because the Software Installation window shows the puzzle-piece icon, or because after it installs, it shows in the list of extensions?
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 8:35 pm

both.....

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 8:37 pm

Robotix wrote:I have... thanks for the recommendation, though: when I download it, it shows up as an extension icon to begin with, so I think when mozilla reads it it thinks it's an extension rather than a theme...

No, it doesn't, it knows it's a .jar theme ...it says so on the shot. It is showing a generic extension icon there, because, I reckon, you haven't put an icon.png in the outer jar layer.

Sorry to correct Ed, but jars can be dragged into the Extension side of the Addons Manager or vice versa, .xpis into the Themes side.

Does the theme actually install?
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2007, 8:42 pm

Yes- Shown here:
Image
EDIT: All files in the .jar:
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Anyway, I'll be back in the morning, so I won't be able to respond to posts anymore... Thanks for your help so far, guys.

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