Firefox Themes and Skins
Menu: Tools / Themes
Firefox has the ability to change its default appearance with what are called themes, new software skins created freely by a community of enthusiast designers. These graphical modifications can have central themes, like imitating the look of other well known products (internet explorer, safari, etc), a favorite TV show and movie, or they can be the creative result of some designer's original inspiration. All Firefox themes can be found on that Firefox Add-ons | Themes page.
Installing these themes is very easy, you just click on the install button on the Firefox add-ons page and restart your application once it's over. You can manage multiple themes according to your mood with an easy set-up screen (see screen shot). You have to make sure that a particular theme is compatible with the version of Firefox you currently have installed, or you may encounter problems (it will be indicated). A good place to start finding a new theme is the "Most Downloaded" and the "Top Rated" sections.
Recommended list of themes for Firefox
- Mostly Crystal (for Firefox) 184.108.40.206 | screen shots
Based on the Crystal SVG (for Linux) icon set by Everaldo (everaldo.com).
- iFox Smooth | screen shots
Based on the Safari browser (for Macintosh) look.
- Brushed | screen shots
Another Macintosh inspired look (Apple do have a knack for making beautiful designs).
- Phoenity Modern | screen shots
Based on the Mozilla browser "modern" look.
- Qute | screen shots
The title says it all (pronounce "cute"), an original smooth looking theme that will please anyone.
- Azerty III | screen shots
Another universal theme with easy on the eyes icons.
- GNOME-Fx-blue | screen shots
For Linux users out there or those that simply have a particular affection for the simple and clean Gnome user interface.
- Smoke | screen shots
Rather serious looking and minimalist, based on the Orbital icon set by Florian