Skins that must be unzipped like 0.9 skins are the minority. & thus there is no reason to update the Wiki - nothing changed about unzipping
Sorry Guenter but... You sure??
CURRENT official KM wiki page:
* Extract the files into "C:\Program Files\K-Meleon\skins".
* Open K-Meleon, go to Edit>Preferences>Display>Skin and select a skin from the list.
This is NOT in version 1.5.3... or if it is ....... Where ?
Open K-Meleon, go to Edit>Preferences>Display>Skin and select a skin from the list.
Please someone must know. How 2 change skins ??
F2/Preferences -> GUI Appearance -> General -> Skin
Select new skin in drop down menu and restart the browser.
Btw, thanx for all your work on the skins, that sure is important!
siria, we have no English devs or documenters (Andrew has not been active since 0.9) - so who should update the English Wiki
Err... I was under the impression that the forum is full with english speaking people, who know the browser sufficiently? When I look around, well...
Seriously, the wiki itself is practically begging you all over the place "Update me!", and if even I can, so can certainly half the people here, why should only devs do that?? Those rare guys shall rather spend their precious time on also much needed developing
(I know we all agree on that
you'll need to edit almost all the pages and add that(outdated)..now, is that really helpful to the end-user?
Is it any more helpful if the instructions on the pages are WRONG
, and then people who even had the energy to search through the wiki and manuals to figure out (for example) how to change skins, will only waste their time and nerves and find that this browser "still doesn't work"? Only a tiny fraction of them will have enough perseverance and interest to even go posting in the forum about it, but the big majority will give up frustrated after some struggling and tell everyone that thing is crappy, that this browser can't even change skins, or if it can, that it's at least extremely complicated to customize. Is that any more helpful, to the browser or anyone??
now if you add (outdated) to every link and someone does indeed update that page, he will not know that someone has labelled a backlink somewhere as(outdated), and then they will need to check all backlinks and remove (outdated).
Nonsense, on most pages it would need only simple things like updating changed menu entries or such, so instead of adding "outdated" to "almost all" pages that link there, one would rather update the page right away. I'm not talking of such minor stuff, but of the removed hint for the MANUAL.
If it's something bigger, like the macro-instructions or the manual, and you update such a 'project', you could probably also manage to take a look at the ten or so pages that link there and check them, if there might be something more to update. But even if you forget, and that bad word stays there, IMHO the damage is still LESS than driving people away with wrong
instructions, while making them believe those were the current ones, thus giving the browser itself a bad reputation.
But as an alternative, if you don't want to write "outdated" on the links to those BIG AND COMPLICATED pages, you can still write that information -but easy to notice please- in the title of the page itself. For most wiki pages that would work just as well, but not for the manual, because that "book" has no wiki edit functions
! No idea who can edit that one, but obviously in 6 years no one did, and for good reasons. I understand full well that this project is just too big and scary, but if ever anyone would manage to update it, he'd certainly be capable to do the (in comparison) tiny extra effort and remove the "outdated" word in the few pages that link there. But misleading people and giving the browser a bad name
because of 6 year outdated and wrong instructions causes just too much harm. And once something has a bad reputation, that will circulate forever :-(
apparently the only "updates" you're concerned with is changing terminologies to firefox so it suits you better...
Sorry but that's nonsense. I don't care about firefox, but I don't hate it either. And the word "add-on" is not even firefox terminology only, it's also used by IE and lots of other programs too, it's today a "general" word. So having that 1x on a page, along with 10 or 20 times the word "macro" or "extensions", can hardly do any harm, huh. And may I remind you, that yourself didn't remove that one instance of that word.
By the way, just as anecdote, and you'll understand I can't resist this: To my amazement it turned out that even the very oldest wiki page for "Downloads" contained already the term "add-on", and that was since 2003
And no one seems to have had any problem with it since...
http://kmeleonbrowser.org/wiki/view;Download?version=1 (in 2003)
Looking for K-Meleon add-ons, plugins, skins, and translations?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/2010 02:59AM by siria.