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Lightest Popular Themes for Firefox 3

Light is a word of many meanings.  It could be the lightest in color or the lightest in its impact on the interface of your browser.  I have done my best to find the lightest popular Firefox 3 themes that would fit into either dictionary definition.

Whitehart – I never did use this theme until I was looking for a simple one for my Kubuntu install of Firefox on my laptop.  Haven’t looked back since!  Very sleek, light and simple.

Whitehart for Firefox

Chromiefox – Now I am not usually a big fan of the knock-off themes, but I do have to say the Google Chrome interface is pretty nice.  Bring it to Firefox with this download.

Chromiefox for Firefox

Qute – An old one, but still a good one.  Qute is simple and unobtrusive with clear, colorful icons.

Qute for Firefox

Aero Silver Fox – Silver counts as a light color, right?  Just like it’s cousin on our darkest popular themes list (Aero Fox) this theme deserves a spot too.

Aero Silver Fox for Firefox

iFox Graphite – When coming up with this list, I made myself a promise before I started – only include one Mac-looking theme.  All Apple inspired themes are light, so here is the one I picked.

iFox Graphite for Firefox

Full Flat – This may be the lightest and simplest theme out there for Firefox today.  Full Flat keeps it simple, but if you enjoy minimalistic and flat browsing, here you go.

Full Flat for Firefox

hmmXP – Based on the hmmXP theme for Windows by Fugacious, hmmXP for Firefox 3 uses simple, flat and small icons, and does away with gradients and rounded corners.

hmmXP for Firefox

Elementary Theme – Yes, elementary my dear Firefox fan boy.  This theme is the official theme for Firefox of the Elementary Project.  Simple, light and doesn’t get in the way.

Elementary Theme for Firefox

iPox – There is no doubt that iPox is an easy on the eyes, white and blue theme for Firefox.  One of the best examples of creativity and originality by far.

iPox for Firefox

Naver – If you can use green and make a simple theme, you are my new best friend.  A new theme on the block, Naver ads just a hint of color and then keeps the rest pretty simple.

Naver for Firefox

Which theme from the light side is your favorite?  Why do we love or hate the lighter themes out there today?  Let me know what you think.  Also don’t forget to check out the darkest popular themes for Firefox too.

Smart Bookmarks Bar

Running out of room in your bookmarks toolbar?  You could do some spring cleaning – but winter is quickly coming upon us.  Next idea?  Well the Smart Bookmarks Bar add-on for Firefox promises to simplify your cluttered bookmark rat’s nest.

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It shrinks your bookmarks down to only the favicons.  So what?  Well, the magic happens when you hover over one of the bookmarks.  Bookmark names will be displayed when you mouse over them.  Pretty nifty, right?

You can pick up the Smart Bookmarks Bar on the Firefox Add-ons web site.

Hide Your Menu Bar

Now when it comes to using a browser, some people like a lot of open space and others like to have a plethora of tool bars. Personally I find myself in the first camp – most of the time. That is why I was happy to see this new Hide Menubar extension roll my way.

Hide MenubarNow with a name like that, I bet you can’t guess what it does. If you said, “downloads kewl wallpaper” I’m afraid you have not won. This extension allows for you to easily hide the menu bar inside of Firefox. This gives you more room to browse the Web. You can always bring it back though, just by hitting the ALT key to show it temporarily.

+ Download and Install the Hide Menubar Extension for Firefox!

Industrial Theme for Firefox

When it comes to themes for Firefox, you should know by now that I like them to be easy on the eyes and I like for them to be simple. When you mix those two needs together, you can for sure get the Industrial Firefox theme. This will give your browser a slick new look and you will love what you see.

Industrial

Icons from the Tango Desktop Project. It is a variant of the “Tango” theme for use with Novell’s Industrial look, see more details there.

Looks pretty good to me, but don’t take my word for it – try it out for yourself.

+ Downland and Install the Industrial Theme for Firefox!

Clean and Familiar Firefox Theme

Kemplton is definately a clean and familiar Firefox theme.

I have been using it on my notebook PC for a while now, and I can not say I have any real complaints. A lot of the icons and navigation of it look much like the standard themes you see out there. It might not re-invent the wheel, but it is easy on the eyes.

Give it a shot and let me know your own thoughts on it.

Kemplton

+ Download and Install the Kemplton Theme for Firefox!

Cutting Down the Browsing Clutter

Sure you have heard of trimming the tree around Christmas time, but what about trimming your browser? The folks over at CyberNet have done it again, producing one heck of a nice guide to cutting the slack from your Firefox experience.

Firefox is a truly amazing browser and I think my favorite part about it is that the extensions make it remarkably useful. They add features that I wouldn’t expect a Web browser to do, such as serve as an FTP client. While I think extensions are great, I also find myself installing some that I just don’t need. It is almost like an addiction, and with a new year right around the corner I thought it was a good time to trim some of the “fat” (a.k.a. extensions) off of my Firefox profile by re-evaluating my need for the extensions.

They cover just about everything. From cleaning up your toolbar to clearing the mess from your profile, you have no excuse not to do a little house cleaning before the new year rolls around.

Google Reader Optimized

If you use either the Greasemonkey or Stylish Firefox extensions, I have the perfect extension for you when it comes to getting a little more browsing room while using Google Reader.

Just load this bad boy up via either one of those extensions and you should be good to go.

So where does it save you the room? Well for the most part it looks like it just cuts off the Google stuff from the top and gives you the “full view” of the reader. This is nice if you just hate seeing that Google Reader logo at the top every time you login.

+ Get the Google Reader Optimized Script!

Maxi Firefox 2 Theme

Here is another good theme that has been made for the Firefox 2 general layout. The designer of this theme describes it as a Clean modern theme for Firefox 2. A nice alternative to the default theme since the colors are lighter and easier on the eyes. I don’t know about you, but I think I will have to agree with them on this one.

+ Download the Maxi Theme for Firefox 2!

Visit Planet Mir

planet_mir-4.jpgIt has been a while since I changed my Firefox theme. I have been using Mostly Crystal most of the time these days, but I thought I would look around and see if I could find a different one I liked. That is when I decided to take a trip to Planet Mir and I do have to say I like what I see. This theme is different and cute. A real clean interface, and with time it might be one of the number one choices out there.

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