Yeah I had posted a long, detailed explanation in the ThinkPad thread, but I think it got deleted.
Short summary: Every Firefox theme is created differently. So there's really no universal method to fix every theme for W8Classic. What it comes down to is editing the theme's CSS and removing any styling for Windows Aero. There are two versions of the default Firefox theme: Standard, and Aero. The Aero version obviously contains the styling for Aero/DWM windows, while the Standard version contains styling for windows without composition (such as basic and classic windows). All I had to do to fix the default Firefox theme for W8Classic was package the Standard version of the default theme into its own xpi file.
Oh wow, well that doesn't look too good. I'll see if I can fix it.
However, I fear that whatever I do might be a short-term fix. Starting with Firefox 57, Mozilla will be killing off XUL extensions in favor of Google Chrome style webkit extensions, meaning that addons like Classic Theme Restorer are going to be unusable. Due to the nature of webkit extensions, it is unlikely that an alternative can ever be created.
Now, while most Firefox themes are not based on XUL (if any are) I am currently unsure if Mozilla plans to continue supporting complete themes. We'll just have to wait and see.
I probably just have to package Firefox 55's non-Aero theme into its own XPI file. I'll do that when I get the chance, but I'll leave the original version of the theme up for anyone who wants it. If there are still issues with it, I'll see what I can do to fix them.
daemonspudguy: clasurol that *** before you thing is supposed to be a correction marker. He original said your changed your name. ***you is supposed to mean "I intended to say you instead."
Mar 8, 2020 13:12:14 GMT -8
clasurol: I thought it was a swear filter, my bad. Thanks for the correction.
Mar 8, 2020 15:25:29 GMT -8
eaden: Crazy that it is easier to make a linux distribution look like Windows 95 more than Windows 10
Mar 8, 2020 16:16:47 GMT -8
sleepingpie: anyone knows of an all in one package to make windows 10 look like 95/2000?
Mar 13, 2020 10:38:48 GMT -8
mina: sleepingpie, im looking for that, but no result.
Mar 14, 2020 11:25:17 GMT -8
daemonspudguy: Chicago95 is pretty good.
Mar 14, 2020 15:05:22 GMT -8
powerplayer: sleepingpie you could always ask claurosol to make res packs for reshacker with the names of the files that need to be edited then just replace the icons in reshacker and run a win2k style 10
Mar 20, 2020 23:31:16 GMT -8
joleman11: in windows 8.1 i am pretty sure VAN.dll is responsible for the metro network menu. the windows 7 dll will currently not run on 8.1, so would it be possible to port the 7 one to 8.1?
Mar 22, 2020 12:22:26 GMT -8
comptonrapper: fxxkmetro doesn't work and only shows FindWindow failed. Does anybody have a fix?
Mar 24, 2020 17:59:53 GMT -8