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Post Posted November 8th, 2012, 8:45 pm

Appearance-wise it looks different, but the way it's coded all of the devtools stuff is loaded as part of the browser skin package, so all of the icons/breadcrumb images/etc. are loaded up when the default theme loads. Also note that coming to Australis with the new menu UI will be an extra-large set of icons (we already have a few for newtab page) which will also be loaded with the same skin package. Theme size does add to the overall memory footprint (per window) and startup times. This was part of the argument behind the removal of the large icon set in Firefox 4.0, as well as several attempts to cull unused redundant image files. It's not *major* but neither are the granular gains in performance with Snappy and Memshrink. As Firefox becomes more feature-rich I suspect this is something they will have to have a pow-wow about.
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Post Posted November 8th, 2012, 10:00 pm

They'll probably have it load/unload on demand before they rip any of the new stuff out.
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Post Posted November 9th, 2012, 3:11 am

I just can't wait for the day that Mozilla decides what everyone else already knows... that Australis is really just Vista Aero integration that's 6 years too late, and they need to scrap the whole thing to make it look remotely decent in W8... where these curvy tabs and smooth gradients just look ridiculous. (Although personally W8 "desktop" look is about the most hideous and pointlessly ridiculous thing to come across in a graphical OS since early versions of Windows prior to W95). And I say that as a genuine fan of the Mobile Metro look which is IMO successful because it's the closest thing we've seen thus far to Star Trek's LCARS interface.
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Post Posted November 9th, 2012, 9:52 am

Nah, its Windows 7 integration 3 years too late. Fx4's theme was the Vista stuff.
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Post Posted November 9th, 2012, 10:56 am

Any progress on mac for Australis?

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Post Posted November 9th, 2012, 1:53 pm

juanj78 wrote:Any progress on mac for Australis?

dunno, hop into irc an ask the devs

seems the last Australis builds for windows have gone from the try builds area?

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Post Posted November 9th, 2012, 2:16 pm

juanj78 wrote:Any progress on mac for Australis?

I hope not. We do not need transparency in title bars.

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Post Posted November 9th, 2012, 3:11 pm

I think you meant transparency in the Tabs?
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Post Posted November 9th, 2012, 4:54 pm

Image a pic of what it'lllook like in all OS's

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Post Posted November 10th, 2012, 1:01 pm

We do not need transparency in either title bars or tabs. In fact, this obsession with making things semitransparent has gone entirely too far already. Theme authors are making things like text in the add-ons window semitransparent if the item is disabled, and that makes it harder to see. Not helpful at all.

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Post Posted November 12th, 2012, 6:53 pm

As I'm tired of waiting for Australis tabs, I've been using this style for few months.
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I have tried other, but not so good as this one.
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Post Posted November 12th, 2012, 7:24 pm

Honestly who cares? The thread is not about user styles as far as I know.
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Post Posted November 13th, 2012, 10:39 am

New try build of Australis tabs for Windows: here
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Post Posted November 13th, 2012, 11:05 am

Looks better than before, personally I think the panels should be thinner, it would look better.

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Post Posted November 13th, 2012, 11:54 am

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Looks great , though needs some polishing at top of tabs , however , i hate this on Win8 (Maybe Firefox has to draw its own caption buttons , which i think isn't good UI proposal) :

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