Last night I logged into my Gmail account and I see that there is this new feature, themes. Oh well, I say finally it’s time for such a move from Google, since I noticed that some changes have been made on their CSS. For some time right now I have noticed that every single input box in gmail is incredibly … well square. Too round and square.
Now when it comes to themes in Gmail, if you ask me it was really about the time. There were few Firefox addons and they were ok and all, but lets face it, you change your computer and there goes your Gmail look.
And then as I said it, last night I log into my Gmail account and there’s a notification about themes. I’ll present the some screenshots, for all the other stuff that I don’t say here you can read the official Gmail blog post. Too say the least, there are some really interesting themes. The one I finally picked is most interesting me for several reasons.
I’m using theme named “Tree”, it’s incredibly slick, second depending on weather conditions theme will change. So last night when I first tried it, it was raining so the whole theme got “wet” and there were drops all over the place. Tree on the bottom was swinging by the wind and stuff like that.There are also few themes that are “dependent” on weather conditions. Which is definitely *thumbs up
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Firefox 2, predecessor?
Firefox 3 is coming out today. It’s been more some 1.5 years since I wrote Firefox 2 post. And about a year ago, since I wrote about my first real encounter with Firefox 3.
My stance on on Firefox 2 remains the same, that is I hate it, no personal reason or anything, from my posts linked above you can get to know my true feelings about it.
If it wasn’t for Firefox 2, I’d never even come close to Firefox 3. A month ago or so, I came to the point, where I couldn’t handle Firefox 2 and it crashing, so I was in hunt to change my browser or move to Firefox 3 which at that point was in early beta stage of development.
So what else was around? What was I aiming for? I’d like to move away from Firefox3 for a second and take a look at the “global” browser scene today.
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It’s been for awhile now, and I see a lot of people still just skipping on videos when they see it wants a media player or quick time. Yes now it’s all in flash and all that, but it’s still really useful to see that streaming video.
Others still fire up Konqueror, and view their video there. And to be honest, I really dont know why it loads in Konqueror, and not in Firefox, especially if Konqueror keeps on looking to load plugins that Firefox is loading … cuz it loads app. depending on what extensions that app. requires? Whatever.
My Firefox would constantly fire up Totem. Regardless of what it would fire up, I just simply want it to fire up in Kaffeine. So basically this is what you have to do.
Download kaffeine-mozilla, then it’s really important how you compile it. On most systems your Firefox plugins are in ~/.mozilla/plugins/, so you have to do this:
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