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I must say that I am dissastisfied with the skins which are currently available. This new QuartzSlate definitely looks better than Monobook, but it nevertheless has some disadvantages. My favourite skin would (maybe) be CologneBlue, but it suffers from 4 faults:

1) Era logos are invisible

2) Editing toolbar does not appear while editing, despite that it is checked in the preferences

3) Lengthy infoboxes tend to overlap with the article text (just see Millennium Falcon in CologneBlue)

4) There is no "Interaction" box in the sidebar

Nevertheless, it also has advantages, mainly:

- font type is more easily readable than the standard Arial-like one

- the article itself has by far the most space on the screen among all skins

The problems with Quartzslate are:

- sidebar is too wide, article is too narrow

- font type (for me at least)

- editing by double-click and section-editing by right-clicking on section title is impossible, even when these options are checked

So I have a suggestion with 2 possibilities for making new skins or modifying the existing ones:

1) Eliminate the faults from CologneBlue and it will be almost perfect (for me at least)

2) Merge the two skins in some way, or just at least make the sidebar narrower in QuartzSlate

These are my suggestions and only personal opinions. Feel free to suggest more and I am eagerly awaiting reactions from those who are adept or (let's say) in charge at/with skin-making (which I am, unfortunately not). Domlith 11:25, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

And make it so that people on safari who want to change back to monobook can edit their preferences (hint, hint, I can't. When I click on the dropdown list nothing happens. I mentoined this to JohnQ (I think) a while ago, and nothing has been done about it).-Andur Dral'runi 15:20, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

  • I'm not sure whether Safari is the same as Windows, but if you go to preferences and hit skin, there's a list of all the skins. Select one, hit save, and presto! Hobbes15(Tiger Headquarters) 04:54, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Well, since then there has been some improvement. That mini-preview with the Quartz skins is definitely good. The colors are fine, but the layout has not been improved at all. And my skin does not change, no matter which one I check in (I guess there is work in progress). Domlith 21:52, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

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