PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

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PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by Antonius32 » 2015-01-13, 14:15

I've finally succeeded in porting Pale Moon's blue app menu button to Pale Moon for Linux, and I think it adds a lot to the browser's aesthetics. Some screenshots:
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Pale Moon for Linux, app menu open.png
Pale Moon for Linux, tabs on top.png
(More screenshots in the next post)
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Re: Pale Moon for Linux - Coloured app menu button (screensh

Post by Antonius32 » 2015-01-13, 14:22

And in private browsing mode:
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Pale Moon for Linux, private browsing mode, menu bar active.png
Pale Moon for Linux, private browsing mode, tabs on top.png

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Re: Pale Moon for Linux - Coloured app menu button (screensh

Post by x-15a2 » 2015-01-13, 16:21

The results look great, will you be sharing this as an extension or other way?

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Re: Pale Moon for Linux - Coloured app menu button (screensh

Post by Antonius32 » 2015-01-13, 19:20

x-15a2 wrote:The results look great, will you be sharing this as an extension or other way?
Sure, I'd be happy to share; I think I'll actually turn this into an extension. Unless Moonchild would be interested in including the code with the browser core..

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Re: Pale Moon for Linux - Coloured app menu button (screensh

Post by Nigaikaze » 2015-01-13, 19:49

Very nice!!
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Re: Pale Moon for Linux - Coloured app menu button (screensh

Post by trava90 » 2015-01-14, 07:09

Very nice work! :thumbup:
Antonius32 wrote:Sure, I'd be happy to share; I think I'll actually turn this into an extension. Unless Moonchild would be interested in including the code with the browser core..
I look forward to it!

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Re: Pale Moon for Linux - Coloured app menu button (screensh

Post by Antonius32 » 2015-01-14, 20:24

All right then, here's a preview (I hope that's OK with the forum administrator). Let me know what you think!

Edit: The "Blue Moon Linux" extension is now available on the Pale Moon add-ons site, so I have removed the preview.
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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by trava90 » 2015-01-15, 22:08

Looks great with a dark theme as well! :thumbup: Great work! :clap:
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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by Antonius32 » 2015-01-16, 00:06

Thanks, I'm glad you like it!

By the way, I have made some minor adjustments, so I have attached a new version of the .xpi with my previous post.

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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by squarefractal » 2015-01-16, 05:23

Nice work :)
Maybe you should consider submitting it to the addons website?

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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by trava90 » 2015-01-16, 07:08

squarefractal wrote:Nice work :)
Maybe you should consider submitting it to the addons website?
Agreed!

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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by Antonius32 » 2015-01-16, 09:52

Good idea, I will contact Tobin about that!

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Re: Pale Moon for Linux - Coloured app menu button (screensh

Post by Moonchild » 2015-01-16, 09:58

Antonius32 wrote:
x-15a2 wrote:The results look great, will you be sharing this as an extension or other way?
Sure, I'd be happy to share; I think I'll actually turn this into an extension. Unless Moonchild would be interested in including the code with the browser core..
I actually would be interested, but starting it off as an extension is a good idea :)
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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by SfdudePM » 2015-01-16, 10:38

I totally agree with Moonchild.

This could be an (optional) extension.

It should NOT be a PM "built-in" feature.
It might conflict with other extensions
which run OK right now in PM.

For ex.,
many of us run the excellent "All-in-One Sidebar" extension.
You don't want to mess it up.

To avoid conflicts w/other PM addons,
you can make an (optional) extension,
and PM users might want to try it -
but DO NOT build it inside PM...

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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by Antonius32 » 2015-01-16, 11:06

Moonchild wrote:I actually would be interested, but starting it off as an extension is a good idea :)
Well, whatever you think is best. As far as I'm concerned, the .xpi that's attached on the previous page is ready for release; the only thing left to do would be to change the version number from "1.0pre3" to "1.0"...

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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by Moonchild » 2015-01-16, 12:53

Antonius32 wrote:
Moonchild wrote:I actually would be interested, but starting it off as an extension is a good idea :)
Well, whatever you think is best. As far as I'm concerned, the .xpi that's attached on the previous page is ready for release; the only thing left to do would be to change the version number from "1.0pre3" to "1.0"...
Go right ahead as far as I'm concerned. I haven't had time to look at the code to see exactly what you did and if it'd be easy to adopt into the core without compromising UI compatibility, but I certainly will.
SfdudePM wrote:For ex.,
many of us run the excellent "All-in-One Sidebar" extension.
You don't want to mess it up.
I don't think an optional AppMenu UI choice would mess up anything -- unless you have evidence of a direct conflict? Please let me know the details in that case.
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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by Antonius32 » 2015-01-16, 13:19

All right, the final version is up (on the first page of this topic).

@Tobin: How would I go about submitting my extension to the Pale Moon add-ons site?

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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by SfdudePM » 2015-01-17, 10:41

I think this button is a good idea.
But as an optional addon,
not built into the PM core.

Please,
follow my reasoning as a User:

Screenshots (above),
only show the button with only 1 Tab open.

But many people
work with a lot of open Tabs .
I do, frequently!.

If built into the PM core,
this button would take valuable space in a crowded Tab bar.

The text in each open Tab
gets shorter and shorter
the more Tabs you have open = hard to identify which Tab to click
when you have many Tabs open.

This is why I think
this new button in the Tab bar,
should be an optional addon,
not built into the PM core.

Hope this makes sense to you...
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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by Moonchild » 2015-01-17, 10:47

If built into the core, it would be a choice, just like on Windows. If you wouldn't want it, you wouldn't have to use it.
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Re: PM4Linux - Windows-style app menu button (screenshots)

Post by SfdudePM » 2015-01-17, 10:49

Thanks, Moonchild. :roll:

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