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Apple/Microsoft Theme for Firefox

Internet Explorer 5 for Mac

Here is a Internet Explorer 5 Mac edition theme for Firefox 20 and further. Really want to make Firefox look a little more like a Mac-powered Microsoft coded browser? Then this theme might be perfect for you.  You can pick up this Firefox theme from the Mozilla Add-ons website.

Find Your Firefox Profile Folder!

Navigate to your Firefox Profile Folder

Every so often, you might need to find your Firefox profile folder to do some tweaking or maintenance of your own.  In the past, this has lead to diving through your operating system’s folders and after twenty clicks, finding the information you need.  Since Firefox 3.6 there is a much easier way to open your profile folder, with no additional extensions installed.

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When a Mac Theme Meets Gonzo From the Muppets

Is Firefox Feeling a Little Blue?

Looks like this Firefox theme is feeling a little blue.  The Blu Canidae theme for Firefox is a modified version of the iFox theme with Photoshop CS3 style icons.  The combination of those great features makes for a really nice looking blue/mac-ish theme. 

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

This was designed to be a cleaner, blue version of iFox. It has stylized buttons, and is intended to be a new alteration of my old theme, Blu Vos. I hope you like it. If you can, please leave a comment and a review. This helps me out immensely. If you run into any problems, or find any flaws, please tell me! I want to make this theme better, and your assistance makes that possible.

You can pickup the Clu Canidae theme yourself on the Firefox Add-ons web site.

A Mac-ish Theme I Actually Like for Firefox?

Every so often, I get an e-mail from somebody saying that I don’t check out enough Mac style themes.  While they might not be my favorite (due to a lot of them looking the same) I do have one favorite I would like to share.  ACE Safari Foxdie is one I think that anybody could be a fan of – no matter what your operating system of choice might be. 

ACE Safari Foxdie (Graphite) on Windows 

Download the version you want to use here:

Also, if you need a Thunderbird skin that matches, there are two more choices for you made by the same great developer, John Locke.  Check out ACE CuteBird (Blue) or ACE CuteBird (Graphite).  For more news, updates and information on John’s theme work, check out foxdie.us.

Midnight iPox is a Mashup of Twisterness

I have always been a big fan of TwisterMC’s work on Firefox themes, and apparently so are a lot of you.  One reader on TwisterMC’s blog even went as far as combining two of his themes (MidnightFox and iPox Aqua) to make this beauty, Midnight iPox.

Midnight iPox

You can pick the theme up at TwisterMC’s web site.  Just download it from there, then open Firefox, go to Tools > Add-ons and drag Midnight-iPox.jar into the left side of the Themes section.  Once it has been installed, restart Firefox to be able to use it.  Always love to see the openness and creativity of the Mozilla fan base – and this is a perfect example of that at its best.

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:

Camifox on Vista Camifox on LinuxCamifox on Mac Camifox on Vista

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!)

Firefox 3 Faster than Safari Where?

In a funny, yet surprising twist of fate it looks like the ZDNet guys found that using SunSpider JavaScript benchmark tests that Firefox 3 Beta 5 is faster than Safari 3.1… on a Mac! 

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That has to be a little ‘bit of an embarrassment for the Apple team but good news for all the Apple users out there that are looking forward to trying out and switching to Firefox 3 – once the final version hits the streets.  Sure, the Safari wildebeests will say Firefox is only faster by a 7% margin but it is still a feather to be had in Mozilla’s proverbial cap.

Safari Auto Installs to Bulk User Numbers?

Rotten Apples? Just think of all the people out there who have installed iTunes and either use it religiously or just have it to say they have it. Now think of all those people all of the sudden got a “magical gift” from Apple that included a free download of Safari the next time they did the Apple Software Update.

Many are pretty angry about Apple using it’s software updating service to push out updates for products people never downloaded. A lot of people are asking, “Well, why would they do this?”.

The answer is simple. They want an easy way into the browser wars. Ridding on the coat tails of Quick Time or iTunes, sneaking onto a person’s PC is the easiest way to do it. John Lilly (Mozilla’s CEO) had a very interesting write up on this worth checking out.

Lets just say, don’t be surprised if in a few months down the road the number of Safari users equals or is a little less than the number of iTunes users. Who would Safari be able to knock down the list? Opera or Firefox?