Is Firefox still "Qute"?

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Ok, so the release candidate of Firefox 0.9 is out there, amongst the many changes and bugfixes the first thing anybody who has used firefox before is going to notice is the icons. The original "Qute" theme by Arvid Axelsson has been replaced by something called "Winstripe".

The new vs the old themeThis is because Arvid did not want to alter the license of his theme to LGPL. Yes, the theme looks less polished than the Qute theme, but the Firefox developers had little choice in the matter and the main developer of the new skin calls it a 0.1 version.

Myself, i think there is a lot of scope for the new skin. The icons need fleshing out a bit and the vertical drop shadows are awful, but it is nice and clean. Mac users have been looking at a variation of this theme for the last few versions of Firefox anyway.

Until this theme reaches maturity however, i believe i will be designing my own skin which i will post here when completed.

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