New Zealand-based summer intern, Michael Ventnor, published today a nice post on the recent work he has done to improve Firefox integration with Linux, one of the operating systems officially supported by Mozilla Corporation.
Some notable highlights as pointed by Michael:
- It will adopt to the selected Linux theme. In the screenshot you can see Human, Ubuntu’s default theme. It also uses the provided stock icons like those used for error and warning messages, or the close tab button for example.
- Use of native GTK widgets (text boxes, list boxes) as you can see in the web form.
- Adoption of other Gnome conventions like placing the previous button first in the Find Bar.
- Web page images can now be copied to other applications.
- The Open file dialog shows image previews.
There’s still work to be done. Some of it is already on the go and should be available for Firefox 3 for a better experience for Linux users.