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<div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 12/12/2016 9:33 AM, Wayne Mery
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<pre wrap="">On 12/12/2016 9:10 AM, Disaster Master wrote:
<pre wrap="">On 11/21/2016 9:35 AM, Disaster Master <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"><email@example.com></a>
<pre wrap="">On 11/18/2016 8:42 PM, R Kent James <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"><email@example.com></a> wrote:
<pre wrap="">I think you can see from the responses that there never seems to be any
way to come to a common ground in user interface changes. I'll long
since given up trying to propose changes, as inevitably what I propose
gets shot down. I suspect that others have given up as well. I am also
guilty of being the shooter in many cases, after all we all have opinions.
The only answer that I think we have agreed with is to pick someone who
has a clear vision of a unified design to be the user interface czar,
and just do what they want.
The only answer? What may I ask is wrong with my proposal to simply
improve the underlying code to allow better access for Themes to be
able to change the UI?
In what way is this not a much better solution than a 'UI Czar' who,
as you clearly outlined, will inevitably upset a large number of people?
Better Theme support totally eliminates said controversy.
I would really like an answer to this Kent...
It seems you are suggesting that themes can facilitate the rearranging
of UI, or changing the logic/interaction of UI. That's not the purpose
of a theme. Themes are about skinning, which is changing the appearance
of *existing* UI.
Fair enough, thanks Wayne. In all honesty, I was struggling to find
a single word that expressed the ability to customize the UI, so I
settled on Theme. Guess that wasn't the best choice.<br>
My primary concern is maintaining the ability to customize the UI,
over and above any changes to the default GUI presented on a fresh
I'd love to have the ability, if I were a programmer, to write my
own Addon that not only just changed the 'appearance', but also the
Obviously, the existence of the 'Classic Theme Restorer' Addon
proves that a lot of GUI changes can be made via an Addon.<br>
So, a question for you.<br>
Is there any reason that a Theme Addon (Themes are still Addons,
right?) couldn't do the same things as, say, Classic Theme Restorer?<br>
Also, is it possible to write an Addon that makes changes like, for
example, moves/places toolbar elements (buttons, location bar,
search bar, etc) to a specific toolbar, in a certain order, then
hides certain other toolbars?<br>
Regardless, upon reflection, I can see value in Kent's suggestion
for a GUI 'czar', as long as the ability to customize the GUI
provided as the default by said 'czar' remains fully intact.<br>