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State of iPox for Firefox 2

!! Updated Release Info

iPox FirefoxPeople have been asking about iPox for Firefox 2 for literally months now. So here is the status. It’s in progress.

I have updated the the install files and saw the freak out when Firefox 2 got a hold of it. I’ve started working out the issues and it’s not easy. So far I’ve un-themed more than I’ve fixed. The theme changes documentation isn’t perfect and by applying all the updates, it just makes iPox worse.

By working on iPox I managed to get it so that the tabs disappear, however I was able to revert backwards and get them back. No close button on each tab or any other new tab bar features yet. But tabs work.

Other things are freaking out too. Like the URL bar. I’ve had to remove the round ends for now and I somehow have a giant favicon. The RSS icon is also not happy.

I’m keeping a list of my on-going iPox Firefox 2 fixes to make if you wanna check them out.

So when will it be done? Ummm….. Good question. I make no promises that it’ll be ready for the official Firefox 2.0 launch date. Sorry, but it’s just not that easy. Enjoy the cool new Firefox look and feel and iPox will come when it’s ready. Unless you wanna help fix the issues, just be patient. 🙂

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23 Responses

  1. Daniel says:

    Dude, seriously, thanks for the best theme on firefox. It’s the only one i can bear living with for more than a week and the only one which is neat, professional, cool and unobstrusive (ie. no 4 year old painted icons). It’s good work man, thanks for making firefox useable.

    Danibou

  2. Thomas says:

    Well thanks for the compliments. It helps me push on in times like this when nothing seems to be working right with iPox. 🙂

  3. Daniel says:

    I hope I could help more, just keep at it. I’m sure it will work out!

  4. forticulous says:

    Hey, I was just fooling around with trying to make iPox work with Firefox2 RC3, and by the way I have never themed before nor do I know alot about css but…

    in regards to the giant favicon

    I went under browser/browser.css to the #page-proxy-favicon section and changed the margins around a little and it seemed to do the trick:

    #page-proxy-favicon {
    margin-right: -5px !important;
    margin-left: 5px !important;
    margin-top: 2px !important;
    margin-bottom: 10px !important;
    }

  5. Thomas says:

    Thanks for the tip forticulous!!

    So far, I’ve fixed the URL bar, with the exception of rounded ends and iPox should be available in test mode for Firefox 2.0’s release. It won’t be perfect, but it will be usable by those that just can’t wait.

  6. forticulous says:

    Behold, I have way too much free time

  7. forticulous says:

    There was supposed to be a link in that last comment…

    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e195/forticulous/iPoxFF2.jpg

  8. Thomas says:

    Looks great. You should send me the code. 🙂 twistermc/gmail. I can probably work it out, I just haven’t had time. Ohh and my version has a fixed search box too.

  9. Norpheus says:

    Thanks for the great theme. I hope that we will have the theme for Firefox 2 as soon as posible.
    Greetings,
    Nick

  10. RJ says:

    Hi,

    I hope you can get the theme right. It’s my favourite theme 🙂
    Thanks for that…

  11. Chuck says:

    ipox is hands down my favorite theme, (and I have gone through many themes, my friend)

    I agree with others in that it is very professional looking. It’s very sophisticated, yet simple in design.

    No wonder it’s risen to the top 10 downloads just recently. Good work!

    (by the way, I wouldn’t mind NOT having a close tab icon on each tab. I seem to be accidently closing my tabs now when I don’t want to.)

  12. jeff says:

    best firefox theme

  13. Qiu says:

    Thanks for bringing the best theme of Firefox.

  14. Thomas says:

    You’re welcome. 🙂

  15. sputnik says:

    Agreed, iPox is the best theme out there. Thanks for working so hard on it.

  16. Akanbe says:

    Indeed this is a fantastic theme. Keep up the good work and I hope things with 2.0 work out for you.

  17. Maria says:

    I agree with everyone here,
    I am lost with ff2 without the ipox theme. I hope it doesnt stress you too much to have all of us waiting but it encorages you as we all love your work so much.

    It is not the best theme of firefox. Is it THE theme.

    Thanks and keep going.

  18. hi is a really a exelent theme is beutifull and exelent please create for firefox 2.0 theme please

  19. Thomas says:

    It’s coming……

  20. KyLe KaTaRn says:

    Is it coming…Oh great announce…

    Will you put the closing tab button to each tab or only to the right side..

    I wish you’ll put it to the right side as in the ff 1.5..

  21. Thomas says:

    Check back in the next few days KyLe for details. 😉

  22. Miku says:

    damn im cheking out ya blog every day till i finally have my new ipox theme