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Stylish about:blank Replacements for Firefox

Tired of looking at an empty screen when you load your new tab up?  Well, thanks to the Stylish extension and a few creative people, you can make the about:blank page a little better looking.

First step would be to install the Stylish add-on for Firefox.  Once you have done that, click on one of the links bellow and add it to your own Firefox installation.

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For more about:blank replacements, be sure to check out UserStyles.org.

New Super Mario Theme for Firefox 3

Want to take Firefox to the Mushroom Kingdom?  This new Mario Bros theme looks fantastic from head to Toad.  Can you tell I am a little excited?

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Another nice feature is that if your are using small icons on your navigation bar, your icons get turned into 16-bit versions of the larger ones:

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This is not the first Mario-based theme for Firefox.  Do you remember that Super Mario 3 inspired theme?  It did not last long on Mozilla’s site.

With Mozilla’s history with copyrighted material based themes, I have to say it is probably only a matter of time before this one gets taken down – so grab it while you can.  Pickup and the Mario Bros theme at the Firefox Add-ons site.

Extra Life: Just in case it does get taken down, here is an alternative download link.  Just unzip and then drop it into your themes browser.

Darkest Popular Themes for Firefox 3

Browsing through some of the most popular themes out there, the dark themes always seem to hold the top spots.  So which dark themes out there are the most popular?  Here are the top ten choices people have been making.

+ Check Out the Lightest Popular Themes for Firefox 3 too!

Aero Fox – All black and blue, kind of like how I ended up after the last Internet Explorer 7 fan club meeting I attended.

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NASA Night Launch – Want to shoot off to the stars?  Well you might not be able to go to space yourself, but why should you?  Bring space to you!

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Aquatint Black Gloss – Another shinny black and blue theme with icons so glossy I can see myself in them.

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Change Firefox to Any Color You Wish?

AnyColor for Firefox I love the customizations, so after checking this new add-on out I had to share it with one and all.  AnyColor for Firefox is a great new Firefox add-on that allows you to apply preset color to the browser instantly.

Here are a few of the features AnyColor has to offer:

  • Choose your own colors and preview them immediately.
  • Select background images for the top and bottom part of the browser’s main window.
  • Choose one of the built-in appearance presets or create your own.
  • Create “appearance scripts” and change the browser’s appearance using dynamically generated content.

The thing that makes this different than your average theme is that it is customizable and can update the browser’s appearance on the fly; no restart is required.  You can download the add-on on the Firefox add-ons site (login required). 

Camifox Theme for Firefox Rocks!

As soon as I say I like this theme, somebody is going to pop out of the wood work and say how awful my choice in themes really is.  To keep those people at bay I will only say… oh forget them.  Camifox is a unique new look for Firefox, yet doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel.

Here is a little more about the theme from the designer:

Firefox 3, in living color. Camifox replaces Firefox’s monolithic toolbar buttons on Mac OS X (and the icons on Windows and Linux) with the bright, colorful icons from the Mozilla Camino browser, and it also makes the tab bar easier to read with higher contrast.

How does it look?  Camifox, if I dare to say is a great looking theme in my opinion.  Here is how it looks on Mac, Vista, XP and Linux:

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You can pick Camifox up for yourself on the Firefox Add-ons web site.  How do you feel about it, love it or hate it? (Having Problems?  Try the Alternative Download Link!)

Would You Pay for Abstract Firefox Themes?

Found a couple of awesome Firefox 3 themes to share, but first I have a question for you.  Would you pay to have a better looking version of your favorite Firefox theme?  Bodizzle, the creator of the “Abstract” series of Firefox themes hopes so.

Via his web site he is offering better looking versions of these two free themes available for download now:

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Download the Abstract Zune Theme for Firefox!

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Download the Abstract Classic Theme for Firefox!

On the positive side, theme developers do put a lot of hard work into the creations they make for us, so if they want to go to the extra lengths to offer us something even more special for a low price, who does that hurt?  Everybody wants to earn some money.

On the negative side, I wonder what Mozilla would do if the themes page became one big home shopping network for Firefox themes?  Also are there any terms of service that would prevent the legalities of this happening?  Not sure myself, would need a lawyer for that one.

On what side of the fence do you come down on?

Firefox 3: Use the XP Theme on Vista or Vise Versa

vista-xp-firefox-3 Want to use Firefox 3′s Vista theme on Windows XP or use Windows XP’s theme for Firefox 3 on Vista?

Now you have the choice to switch between these without having to change your computer’s operating system.  Two new theme solutions for either XP or Vista have surfaced (they are experimental right now) on Firefox’s add-ons site.

Download the Firefox 3 themes here:

So if you use XP but you like Vista’s theme more – use it.  If you use Vista and like XP’s theme more, you have a more colorful default theme solution.

(via Cybernet)

Best 5 Firefox 3 Theme Alternatives

Already tired of the default Firefox 3 theme?  Here are 5 of the best of the best when it comes to changing up the look and feel of Mozilla’s latest web browsing creation.  If you find any other good ones leave a comment and let us know.

Silvermel

I have been using Silvermel since RC2 of Firefox 3 and it is still possibly my top favorite when it comes to Firefox 3 theme alternatives.

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Phoenity Reborn

Continuing the “phoenity” line of themes, this newest “reborn” creation has a well deserved spot on this list too.

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Classic Compact

I know there are always minimalistic fans out there, so couldn’t leave them out.  Classic Compact is the best little theme you’ll ever get.

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CrystalFox Modern

Updated for Firefox 3, CrystalFox is another favorite old theme that has made the jump to the newest version of Firefox.

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StrataStripe

Want to mix the old with the new?  This theme mixes the best from the Strata theme and Winstripe to make one heck of a nice combonation.

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Silvermel is the Best Firefox 3 Theme Yet?

Silvermel might be the best looking design out there for Firefox 3 and it’s e-mailing counterpart, Thunderbird.

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Found out about this beauty of a theme via TwisterMC, and if anybody knows about a good looking theme, it is that guy.  Every inch of this theme is skinned from top to bottom with what I can only call “slickness”.  Silvermel seems to be a relation to Charamel – another great looking Firefox theme I hardly knew.

Pick up Silvermel for both Firefox and Thunderbird at silvermel.net.

+ Check out more of the “best of” Firefox 3 themes!