Extreme Makeover: Mozilla Firefox Edition

Introduction: Extreme Makeover: Mozilla Firefox Edition

About: My name is Daniel Kramnik - I like building Tesla coils, quadrotors, and robots!

***This instructable is obsolete and is here only for historical purposes. Be sure to take a look at my newer posts!***

Isn't it strange that Mozilla Firefox is the best web browsing software out there, but has one of the blandest looking interfaces?

It's time to fix that (unless you are already running a Mozilla Firefox theme)

This instructable will guide you through installing, and running Mozilla Firefox themes and extensions.
(Please don't post any comments about how unnecessary you might think this instructable is)

Step 1: What You Already Have

The first thing that you want to do, is figure out what theme(s) you already have.

To do this,
1. Click on "Tools" at the top of this page
2. Then, go to "Add-ons", and click
3. A new window should pop up

This new window shows you what themes you already have installed.
In most cases, there will only be one theme called "Firefox (default)"
The next step will show you how to change that.
The image below shows the new window.

Step 2: Download New Themes

To download a new Firefox theme, click on "Get Themes", at the bottom right of the new window.
This should open a new tab labelled:

From here, click on a category of themes such as "Modern".
Then, click on a theme you like, and download it.

Note: you may need to update to a newer version of Firefox to fun some themes.

Step 3: Running Themes

Once you have successfully downloaded a theme, it should appear in the "Add-ons" window.
To run this new theme, select it from the list, and click on "Use Theme".
Then, simply restart Firefox and your Firefox will be themed!
(If it isn't, you probably made some mistake earlier on)

Step 4: Worthy Extras

Here are a few worthy add-ons for Firefox:

-Makes Firefox faster by tweaking settings
-Shows page load time on the bottom right.
I don't know how I could live without this anymore...
Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1269

-Tab Effect
-Cool animation between switching tabs
Won't slow down your computer and looks really nice. Highly recommended, but note that there is no firefox 3 support (yet).
Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4258

-Tab Preview
-Small thumbnail preview of tab on mouseover.
This looks cool and doesn't slow down your computer at all. However, it isn't too useful, but I still recommend it.
Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6132

After you've installed these, all you need to do to get them running is restart Firefox!

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    12 years ago on Introduction

    well i have to say how unnecessary this instructable is lol its fine but internet explorer all the way.


    13 years ago on Introduction

    that was awesome!!!!!!!!!!its useless but still very cool!!!!!!!!!nice instructables dude!!!!!!!

    John Smith
    John Smith

    14 years ago on Introduction

    I think you should include foxytunes. I havent gone a day without it since i put it on. nice instructable btw

    Nice little instructable, helpin' out the firefox un-knowledgeable. Steampunk theme is what I roll with -Big Rob


    14 years ago on Introduction

    Cute idea for an instructable, seeing as not many people know that firefox has themes == I have the cute foxkeh theme on mine atm ==


    14 years ago on Introduction

    Smart idea, I have all these awesome themes for mine. I like the last picture in the Instructable.