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« on: March 30, 2009, 05:28:42 PM »

I was using Blue Ice Lite
with Firefox 2.x but because of the "no vertical scrollbar" with some themes when I upgraded to FF 3 I investigated some others.  Right now Aeon 3.2 seems pretty good.

My bookmarks toolbar is all folders except for one bookmarklet, so I like themes that don't use the default large yellow folder.  I have 10 folders and I can't stand it when I get the '>>' on the rhs.  With smaller folder icons I can fit all the folders on one line without making the FF window too big(I tried several of the bookmark toolbar "wrap" customizations but every one I tried hosed the FF scrollbar)

I do Vistaglazz and Aeon seems to go pretty well with the Vista themes I use.


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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 08:41:48 PM »

My favouite is Any Color.  You can customize your themes yourself.  You can also use images from your picture files to customize Fire fox.  https://addons.mozilla.or.../en-US/firefox/addon/6991
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 10:08:47 PM »

LittleFox, if you like tiny and tidy.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 01:27:12 AM »

My favouite is Any Color.  You can customize your themes yourself.  You can also use images from your picture files to customize Fire fox.  https://addons.mozilla.or.../en-US/firefox/addon/6991

That looks kind of interesting.  Can you change sizes of stuff like buttons or is that more complicated?
(I have it on now and I'm just starting to mess with some of the presets) smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 10:45:51 AM »

I used to use little fox as well, but ever since I installed vimperator, I have no use for themes anymore: there is not much of FF left to be themed Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 12:38:59 PM »

Kempelton or Camifox when I feel like it (rarely).
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 01:33:51 PM »

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That looks kind of interesting.  Can you change sizes of stuff like buttons or is that more complicated?
(I have it on now and I'm just starting to mess with some of the presets) smiley

According to the options menu on the any colour add-on you can this can be seen in the advanced tab of the options menu.  However, I haven't tried it as yet although I've created my own themes using the colour selection and my own images from my hard drive. The creator of any colour also has a blog. Apparently he's also working on a similar add-on for Thunderbird.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 02:30:06 PM »

Hmmmmmmm only bummer I noticed so far is it seems to hose all my favicons. On my other system I installed Minefield as well as this one.  When I switch to Aeon 3.2 on the other system I still have my Favicons.  On this system, even with AnyColor uninstalled, I have little blue dots.  Seems to be no such thing as an automatic favicon refresher that works without visiting the site(at least not that I've found yet.)

Only difference I can pinpoint between the 2 systems is I never installed AnyColor on the one where the favicons still work. Sad


edit: hmm looks like the bug is in Minefield.  Firefox 3.1 beta 3 doesn't get this.

edit: just wasted 3 hours to get favicons back. On one machine I'm ok but on the other for some unfathomable reason, I can no longer install FF 2 or it won't let me add any addon.  Had to wipe everything out and put 3.1 beta 3 on as the only FF browser.  I don't even want to figure out why!!
What a hassle!


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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 03:44:17 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 07:37:22 AM »

I always liked breeze, based on our own NonTropo's theme for Opera -- don't know if it's still maintained, though. Ought to fire up the Firefox more often.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 11:03:17 AM »

For my desktops: Chromifox 2 which has since been replaced by Chromifox Extreme: thumbs up
https://addons.mozilla.or...en-US/firefox/addon/10674

I'm amazed I like this since I'm not a big fan of web 2.0 powder blue themes. But this one is too easy on my aching eyes to hold that against it.

For my laptops: Whitehart  thumbs up thumbs up
https://addons.mozilla.or...q=whitehart&cat=2%2C0

The flatter and simpler a theme the better when staring for hours at a small screen under bad office lighting. For situations like that, simple 2D icons and a monochrome color scheme rule as far as I'm concerned.

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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 12:12:42 PM »

I always liked breeze, based on our own NonTropo's theme for Opera -- don't know if it's still maintained, though. Ought to fire up the Firefox more often.

Looks like it's just been updated in March but for FF 2.x
You never know.  Might work on FF 3 with Mr Tech

For my Vista 32 bit I got Aero Diamond Final style that has very cool blue glass bead look to scrollbars.  After that I hate to not at least have the browser scrollbars with some color to them.

Breeze 2.0 does have a nice look though.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2009, 09:54:14 PM »

hmm the Chromifox extreme looks kind of nice but I can't stand having to reach up over the toolbar to get to the tab bar.  To much like trying to write from right to left. smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2009, 10:01:05 PM »

Just found Aero Silver Fox.  I like the glassy blue scrollbar and the small icons for bookmark toolbar folders.  Pretty neat.


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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2009, 09:34:43 PM »

Here's one that's kind of sharp that works in Minefield
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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2009, 12:05:00 PM »

Call me the curmudgeon. I hate themes. I want my workspace to fit together, not have different cues in all my various apps.

I wish developers would stop wasting time building support for themes, and instead concentrate on stability or productive features.
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2009, 12:22:38 PM »

My favorite Theme I discovered on Firefox 2. Noia (eXtreme) I think the reason I stuck with this one for so long is because of the blue scroll bars. cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2009, 01:46:56 PM »

hmm the Chromifox extreme looks kind of nice but I can't stand having to reach up over the toolbar to get to the tab bar.  To much like trying to write from right to left. smiley


You have to reach up over the toolbar to get to the tabs? I don't have to do that.




Did you mean reach up over the tabs to get to the toolbar? huh

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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2009, 02:06:39 PM »

I never saw it before or since, but that's how it was. I didn't see any mechanism to drag & place it somewhere else either.  Weird.
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2009, 02:12:43 PM »

Here's a screen shot if I can get it to post

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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2009, 02:21:28 PM »

I'm getting download errors, and trying to install manually from a Softpedia download it won't even install.  I think the package has problems.
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2009, 02:31:41 PM »

I dunno'. I tried going back to FF 3.1 beta 3 and installing the last 3 or 4 versions of this theme and if they installed at all, they did the same thing.  I give up.
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2009, 02:35:43 PM »

Anyway, there's nothing wrong with this one.  Kinda' goes with my wallpaper.

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