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What is a theme?

A theme is a visual design or style for the application. Each application (Firefox, Thunderbird, or Mozilla Suite) comes with a default theme, but you can also choose from a variety of other themes available to find one (or more!) that suits your own personal tastes. By changing themes, you can get a new color scheme, a different set of icons, and a whole new look and feel to the application.

Sources for themes

Unless otherwise noted, each site has themes for Firefox, Thunderbird, and the Mozilla Suite.

  • Mozilla Update: a good place to browse available themes.
  • The Extensions Mirror: has numerous themes for Firefox and for Thunderbird.
  • Mozdev: a list of links to sites of some of the people who create themes.
  • Themes forum at MozillaZine: a good place to check out themes that are currently being developed, or to discover themes that are not available at Mozilla Update.

Installing and uninstalling themes

Firefox

You can install extra themes in these ways:

  • When you find a theme that you want to install at one of the above sites, click on the on "Install" or "Install Now" link or button.
  • Save the theme to your computer and install using this extension.
  • With Firefox 1.0.2 on Mac OS X with Tabbrowser Extensions installed, themes will not install from the web. Only using latest version of Themer extension works.

Thunderbird

After finding a theme that you want to install, first save it to your computer (right-click on the download link and choose "Save Link As...") in a convenient location. Then in Thunderbird go to the Tools menu, select Themes, press the Install button, browse to the theme that you just downloaded, and click the Open/OK button.

Mozilla Suite

(to be added...)

Troubleshooting

Other information