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State of iPox Update & Download

!! Updated Release InfoFirefox 2

Following up on my previous State of iPod for Firefox 2 post I thought I’d give everyone an update. Things are not going very well for iPox.

The tab bar is just not playing nice. We either have tabs and errors, or no tabs. So that’s no fun. iPox will not have the close button on each tab for a while yet and that drop down menu on the tab bar is also missing in action.

The good news is the URL bar now has 95% rounded corners. There is just some cleaning up to do and that involves getting the background back for behind the buttons. Why that has disappeared is beyond me. Another oddity in this Firefox 2 theme adventure.

One of the best and worst ideas that has come up is to start all over. That way I get all the Firefox 2 features and none of the mess that I currently have. However, that doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. I’m not sure what we are going to do there.

Since Firefox 2 is suppose to launch today, and I promised a download, I’ll let you all see the latest development. Keep in mind that this version has issues, is missing features and is a work in progress.

Download removed as iPox for Firefox 2 should be released soon.

Ok, I’ve updated the theme with a working version for PCs. This one has the toolbar and everything. πŸ˜‰ If you are stuck without the toolbar, just go to Mozilla’s Add-On site and install any extension or theme. That’ll open the addon’s window and you can then choose a different theme. Sorry about that.
To install, just download iPox, open your addons window and drag the .jar file to your addons window. Then restart.

Good Luck!

28 Responses

  1. alexdu says:

    menu bar don’t show ipox theme

  2. Thomas says:

    Yep, that’s an issue. The menubar background is missing. πŸ™

  3. forticulous says:

    Yeah, the menu bar not showing up is a problem. Just don’t do anything drastic like reinstall Firefox like I did, as it didn’t solve anything anyway. You can get the menu bar back by restarting in safe mode with the default theme…

  4. Thomas says:

    Wait, the whole menu bar is missing?????!!! That’s a major issue I didn’t know about.

  5. Guy says:

    I already miss my iPox…., I’m almost sorry that I upgraded to FF2…..
    Keep up the good work!

  6. Pd says:

    how do i get rid of “I realize that iPox for Firefox 2 isn’t perfect but I wanna try it”

  7. Thomas says:

    Pd, get rid of what? It’s just a link to the download. However, I’m concerned at some of the reports I’m getting. I may pull it or replace it with a different, in progress version.

  8. mounds13 says:

    Definitely worth the wait, if you can get it running for FF 2.0! Hope the work is going well!!

  9. forticulous says:

    I’m very impressed with the newest version with the menu bar fix. Your version even has the RSS thing fixed which is more than can be said for the version i slapped together.
    I did notice that the green background for the urlbar on secure sites is missing except for the drop down list. Other than that, I like it!

  10. Thomas says:

    Yea, the toolbar background is not playing nice either. πŸ™

  11. forticulous says:

    I dont want to nit-pick, but if It looks like the favicon might be one pixel too tall as well.

  12. Thomas says:

    I think this is as good as iPox gets until I find time to re-do it all from scratch. πŸ˜‰

  13. jake says:

    i agree guy.
    im startin to get pretty upset without ipox.
    please get ipox 2 up! πŸ™‚

  14. Thomas says:

    jake – Use the link at the end of the post. It has iPox that works, just not perfectly.

  15. Chuck says:

    I’m using ipox with FF2.0 and it looks great to me. And I personally like not having the close tab icon.

  16. mikke says:

    i miss the background too. and the adressbar is not completely green when i’m on a ssl-site. only the arrow on the right side has a green background.

    but the theme looks very nice, you make this πŸ˜‰

  17. johnny says:

    the icon in the adress bar is to large

  18. Max says:

    I’m going be honest I downloaded both Ipox (The best ff skin ever made hands down!) and Faster fox for ff 1.5 in the same day and they made my life that much better and made my ff experience better. I just tried to use the “beta’ for Ipox 2.0 and I LOVE IT but I wish that some of the kinks get worked out soon. I don’t want you to rush Ipox 2.0 though, take your time and do whatever you need to do to make it as amazing as previous versions.

  19. Tweek says:

    Open a new tab with double-click on the tab-bar doesn’t work.

    i love your theme, and midnightfox too. are you going to update it too?

  20. Thomas says:

    MidnightFox probably won’t see an update anytime soon. Sorry.

  21. Unit says:

    Mate I only just found Ipox a couple of days before ff2 and i am checking every day for an update I hope you work it out good luck

  22. Koffhye says:

    Please, we need the Ipox, I can’t live without it!!

  23. Thomas says:

    It’s coming……

  24. JFK says:

    Thanks for all the work you are doing! Your theme rocks ! Does your last post may introduce hope for a “very soon update” in your heart ? ;))

  25. Thomas says:

    An update this week? Humm…. check back tomorrow for more details. πŸ˜€

  26. pihug12 says:

    Why the progress meter on tab is ugly like that : http://img321.imageshack.us/img321/5733/progressmetervl7.png ?

  27. Thomas says:

    pihug12: It could be because you are using an extension to modify where the status bar shows or it could be because the theme isn’t built well for Firefox 2. Wait for the iPox update and then check it out.

  28. pihug12 says:

    I use Tab Mix Plus but when I disable de progress meter on tab, I have nothing. :-/
    I think the theme isn’t built well for Firefox 2.

    So, I’m waiting for an update. :-p