Alternate stylesheet UI is back in Firefox!

In: Mozilla

11 Sep 2004

Remember the big debate over the removal of the alternate stylesheet UI? Well, the mozilla.org guys have had an Aviary meeting and approved the re-inserting of the alternate stylesheet UI back into Firefox 1.0.

Check out Asa’s re-opening of the Re-insert Alternate Stylesheet UI bug report – bug 257859:

Setting nomination flag for PR since we’ll want to get this in before
PR if we add it back.

Well, I’m glad it worked out this way. And even better, the new alternate stylesheet UI comes with improvements as well.

The status bar UI looks almost the same, only the wording has been changed from “Basic” to the more understandable “Basic Page Style”.

Firefox Alternate Stylesheet UI


There is also now a “Page View” submenu under the “View” menu that includes a “No Style” option that removes CSS styling from the webpage. Amazingly, this now strips all styles, including styles applied in HTML style attributes and even font tags! Try that on a site that uses font tags like HPB. (Before, the font tag styles will still be visible.)

Firefox Alternate Stylesheet UI menu


On a somewhat related note, the “Work Offline” UI has been re-added for Firefox Preview Release 1. The devs will be working to get it fully (or mostly) functional before the big one-point-oh as well.

10 Responses to Alternate stylesheet UI is back in Firefox!

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minghong

September 11th, 2004 at 4pm

Really? That sounds exciting! :-D

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ubiquitous minghong - My Blogger

September 11th, 2004 at 4pm

Firefox 1.0 PR Preview
As Asa said the 2004-09-10 build is most likely the candidate for Firefox 1.0 PR, I’ve given it a little try.

Before upgrading, I did a semi-clean uninstallation: uninstall the program, but kept the application directory. In this way, I can keep t…

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AJ

September 11th, 2004 at 11pm

Excellent! I was quite upset that the stylesheet switcher was removed. Even if left as a developer option with the DOM Viewer would have been a good compromise, I use it all the time.

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Neil's Smaller World

September 12th, 2004 at 5am

Alternate stylesheet UI is back in Firefox!
The alternate stylesheet switcher is back in Firefox and is better than ever. Yay!

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Blogzilla - a weblog about Mozilla

September 14th, 2004 at 4am

The Return of Alt. Stylesheet and Work Offline
The excellent mozilla blog redemption in a blog reports that Alternate stylesheet UI and Work Offline are now back in for Firefox 1.0. There was an furor when these features where uncerimoniously removed a few weeks ago. The added “No Style” feature …

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