- here's the directions for changing the throbber on IE on Win32:
Edit the windows registry (use regedit.exe) to change the key
and add or change the string value "BrandBitmap" to have the full path to the throbber bitmap (e.g. C:\IMAGES\koko48m.bmp).
Also add or change the string value "SmBrandBitmap" to have the full path to the throbber bitmap.
There's a total of 5 fields that you can play with in this reg key...
BrandBitmap (throbber) SmBrandBitmap (throbber) BackBitmap (background pattern?) BigBitmap (buttons?) SmallBitmap (buttons?)
(thanks to WildRose for the help)
- here's the directions for changing the throbber on Netscape 4 on Win32:
Look for a file called PREFS.JS in your "Netscape\Users\[username]" directory, [username] being whatever your username is. Open the PREFS.JS file in a text editor (Windows Notepad will do nicely).
Add the following lines to the end of the file:
config("toolbar.logo.win_small_file", "koko30m.bmp"); config("toolbar.logo.win_large_file", "koko48m.bmp"); config("toolbar.logo.frames", 30); config("toolbar.logo.url", "http://www.ape-o-naut.org/");
By making the PREFS.JS file read-only, you prevent any changes to your Netscape preferences. So make sure that you're happy with your setup before making the change. Of course, you could always uncheck "Read-only" and change your settings again, though this would render you throbberless. Don't worry about the netscape error message that you get when you exit netscape. It's just complaining because it's trying to write to an unwritable file (PREFS.JS).
here's the throbbers themselves (put them in the same directory as the PREFS.JS file):
30 pixel, 40 pixel, 48 pixel - our biggest size
Also, these folks were the source, but they're gone now. maybe they'll come back some day: throbber mechanic