The tab-UI has seen quite a change in Firefox 4. The tabs look more sleek seamless. It took quite a while to come up with a version of ColorfulTabs that would work with Firefox 4. The beta released attracted a lot of negative feedback. With the updated version 220.127.116.11 we’ve tried to answer a lot of issues. However before we go further, let’s take a look at what things look like. Check out these screenshots:
If your browser doesn’t look like this with ColorfulTabs, check your Firefox theme and the addons you are using. Also check your userchrome.css customizations. A lot of reports come in because addons and themes interefere with ColorfulTabs. Some of the major points that have to be addressed are:
Please Make ColorfulTabs Compatible With xyz
The last time I checked, there were more that 3000. It’s simply not practical to invest efforts into a free software and maintain it’s compatibility with all the themes and addons.
My Persona Looks Wierd
That’s because the Persona may be interefering with ColorfulTabs. Please refer to the above screenshots or post a screenshot in the forums.
The Navigation Bar Gets Colored
The purpose of skinning the navigation bar was to indicate the active tab. With 18.104.22.168 there’s a small 6px strip for a seamless UI indicating the active tab. This strip is stuck below the tabs and seamlessly integrates with the tabs and the toolbars.
I Like The New/Old Look
Glad you like the look. However as ColorfulTabs is updated, changes will happen. The idea of having ColorfulTabs is to have a beautiful sleek UI which also helps to easily identify the tabs. With that in mind, ColorfulTabs’ design will always be released with a profession finished. All fancy work and customization can be done with userchrome.css
Changes in this release
- Fixed the nav bar. ColorfulTabs now has a small strip below the tabs for indicating the active tab.
- Fixed alltabslist
- All options work
- Lot of other bugfixes
Testing is being done for compatibility on SeaMonkey. ColorfulTabs will soon be submitted for a review at AMO. If you have been waiting for ColorfulTabs for Firefox 4, now is the time to upgrade.