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ehume

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Post Posted September 8th, 2008, 6:33 pm

Roll back your IZarc to 3.6. That works. 3.8 does not work well for theming.
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WillTheHopeful
 
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Post Posted September 9th, 2008, 7:36 pm

to the OP! Sorry for junking up your awesome thread, but how do I make a workbench with firefox 3?

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Post Posted September 9th, 2008, 8:41 pm

Same as Firefox 2. My 22 workbenches all work fine.
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Post Posted September 9th, 2008, 8:48 pm

im still lost man

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Post Posted September 25th, 2008, 4:00 am

Perhaps you should describe the actual step which goes wrong.

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Post Posted September 28th, 2008, 2:55 pm

After I make the workbench folder and copy the theme contents into it, trying to open the stuff up in izarc gets confusing

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Post Posted September 28th, 2008, 4:29 pm

Once you have your contents arrayed, you don't open stuff in IZArc, you compress it.
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Post Posted September 28th, 2008, 7:15 pm

oh ........... hmmmmmmmm

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Post Posted September 30th, 2008, 8:42 pm

Hello,

I want to develop a theme for firefox 3.0.3 and am following this thread, is this the correct resource to be following or are there more suitable ones for 3.0.3?

I've run into the following probs when trying to follow this post:

- As i didnt see any DOM Inspector in my version of firefox, i re-installed firefox 3.0.3, in custom mode, but still do not see 'DOM Inspector' under Tools.
- I am using the default 3.0.3 theme (classic.jar) and need clarification on where 'contents.rdf' or 'chrome.manifest' would be.

And i havent got further than that, thought i should check to see if this was the right tute to be following before i go any further.

Any info really appreciated.

Thank You!

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Post Posted September 30th, 2008, 8:54 pm

Im trying to figure out how to edit the file now

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Post Posted September 30th, 2008, 11:06 pm

could you please clarify:

in post #5 it says:

"Next, unpack the jarfile that is inside the chrome directory. If you are using IZArc, choose the menuitem that says “Extract here.” This will unpack the contents of the jarfile to inside the chrome subdirectory, which is just what you want".

Is this referring to the chrome directory in your profile (aka the workbench) or the chrome directory in your new theme directory (aka the workshop)

thank you!

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Post Posted October 1st, 2008, 4:01 pm

rw1 wrote:could you please clarify:

in post #5 it says:

"Next, unpack the jarfile that is inside the chrome directory. If you are using IZArc, choose the menuitem that says “Extract here.” This will unpack the contents of the jarfile to inside the chrome subdirectory, which is just what you want".

Is this referring to the chrome directory in your profile (aka the workbench) or the chrome directory in your new theme directory (aka the workshop)

thank you!


It should be the chrome directory inside the theme directory (workbench).

I do not recommend using your profile as a workshop. A profile can too easily be blown away. Also, you can have different profiles that are accessed from your workshop by using shortcuts. This is what I do, since I have one workshop and two working profiles - branch (e.g. - Firefox 3.0.*) and trunk (e.g. - Minefield 3.1b).
Firefox: Sic transit gloria mundi.

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Post Posted October 1st, 2008, 4:02 pm

The DOM Inspector is now an extension available on Mozilla Update.
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Post Posted October 2nd, 2008, 7:06 am

DOM Inspector is available HERE.... https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6622

Note this is for Firefox 3 ONLY

DOM Inspector for Firefox 2 is available as an option at initial Program Installation.
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Post Posted November 6th, 2008, 10:44 am

Where can I get a sample contents.rdf file for a Thunderbird theme?

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