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MidnightFox Theme Gets All New Buttons??

Tom, a fan of MidnightFox, emailed me the other day about issues surrounding the ugly status bar and other toolsbars in MidnightFox. I don’t see the issues, but some Windows users do. So we worked together to iron out the problems. Along the way, I started tweaking things I no longer liked about the theme.

One of the biggest updates were all new toolbar buttons. I used the same icons I have in extero and I took some direction from Pixelmator for that’s the graphic design program I was using. I also tweaked the tabs and a few other areas to create a darker more polished version of MidnightFox.

New MidnightFox?

Before I shock all the current users by releasing an update, I’d love to get your feedback. Do you feel it’s a worthy update to MidnightFox? Or do you feel that this should be a spin off theme all together and leave MidnightFox’s buttons alone?

It’s always best to try things out first, so you can get a real feel for the theme. You can install the latest MidnightFox beta, give it a spin, and leave your comments below.

To install, right click this link (removed) and save the file to your desktop. Then open Firefox’ addons window and drag and drop the mf66a.jar file onto the addons window.  It should then install.

Firefox 3 not yet supported.

20 Responses

  1. David says:

    I like it a lot, especially that the buttons get slightly bigger when you hover over them, it only feels slightly jarring that in some dialogs (like addons or bookmarks manager) the background is white. I don’t really know if it would look better in some shade of gray, but that’s the only (minor) gripe I have with this, it’s excellent!

  2. David says:

    And I hadn’t noticed, but the dialogs that popup, like download completion ones, or FoxyProxy when loads a PAC are white text on light gray background, which is near impossible to read.

  3. Thomas says:

    David, I don’t see those on a Mac, but now that I know, I can look into it. As far as the addons or bookmarks manager background, I’m not seeing that at all. Mine are all black Hum……

  4. Vasco says:

    Love this theme but cant install it from here! I get the 220 error… can you update for thanks!

  5. Thomas says:

    I’m not sure what a 220 error is Vasco. But I don’t plan on uploading it to Mozilla’s site until I get some more bugs worked out like David mentioned.

  6. Vasco says:

    hey again! error 220 is when firefox cant transfer the skin.. its happening to me in this site only! I already tested in and its ok! love ur ipox skin btw.. keep up with the good work mate!

  7. Bob Sugar says:

    I’ve always enjoyed the themes you’ve put out, however the buttons have often left a little to be desired – these look outstanding – great work.

  8. Bob Sugar says:

    incidentally, getting the download error as well. I’ll wait for the final product to test it out.

  9. Thomas says:

    MidnightFox has been updated to version 0.66a to fix some of the bugs mentioned above. Let me know if there are other major ones.

  10. Nivekian says:

    I miss the old buttons. Maybe you could have them as an option? All the other buttons in my toolbars are circular and midnightfox used to complete the look.

  11. Christopher Robin says:

    The new tabs seems to overwrite the Colorful Tabs extension. Also, I liked the older buttons better, they were more colorful and I prefer the rounded shape.

  12. Thomas says:

    MidnightFox didn’t loose it’s buttons. The new buttons are in a spinoff theme called MidnightFoxy. Don’t worry, the old colorful rounded buttons are still in MidnightFox.

  13. Thomas says:

    Sorry everyone! MidnightFox 0.70 was uploaded to Mozilla with the wrong buttons. The round colorful buttons will be back in v0.71 which will be live soon.

  14. cas says:

    mozilla asked me to update midnight, so i let it. and now all my buttons are blocky and square! =( what happened??

  15. cas says:

    ..and what happened to the “create new folder” button in the “bookmark this page” option?

  16. cas says:

    if anyone is tired of the new trouble with mightnightfox theme. try out the BlackJapanMAX 5.69 theme. i think you might like it =)

  17. sevens says:

    Beautiful! Great! The new Midnight Fox is amazing! The very best: The new status bar. Now my Fox is realy Midnight!

  18. Thomas says:

    cas, read the comment above you about the buttons.

  19. TheAnand says:

    I would love to try this out soon, but will it work in the new version?

  20. Thomas says:

    TheAnard, it’s available and it’s titled MidnightFoxy.

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