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Firefox Doing Away With Themes?

Personas Are Now Themes?

I spend a lot of time on the Firefox Add-ons website. I enjoy looking for new themes and extensions to share with all of you.  However, I have noticed over the past couple of weeks – it seems like they have done some reorganizing of their content. 

It appears Personas (what used to be known as Personas at least) are the new thing you see when you look for Firefox themes.  Then, they have bumped the older more complete themes (where buttons and everything else gets changed) to a new “Complete Themes” page. 

Do you like this change? Let me know in the comments – would love to hear your opinions on this topic!

Personas Spotlight: MaDonna

hanger-bgThought I’d try something a little different this Friday morning. Rather than show you some great Personas for Firefox, I am going to tell you where you can get a lot of great Personas by the same designer.  Today, I’m looking at MaDonna’s work.  A lot of the Personas she has designed are a little girly in nature – but there is nothing wrong with that.

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10 Best Thanksgiving Personas for Firefox

Best Firefox Personas for Fall

It is November 1st, so you know what that means.  Time to break out the Easter decorations, right? No – since our bellies are still filled with Halloween candy, I thought we might take it easy today and just decorate Firefox with a more Thanksgiving-like theme.  I have searched far and wide through tons of Personas to get the very best.

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Best 10 TV and Movie Personas for Firefox

Popular TV and Movie Personas

What are some of the best Personas you can pick up for Firefox from the Film and TV category?  I recently took a trip through some of the user created backgrounds for Firefox, and found ten of the best examples.  These are all Personas I find both usable and fun to look at, and might help lighten the day the next time you launch your favorite browser.

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Personas Plus – Firefox Skin Manager

More Personas, Less Fuss

So, what happened to the Personas add-on for Firefox, now that Personas’s quick skinning abilities are built into the browser?  Well, it has become Personas Plus.  With this add-on installed, you get one-click access to the full Personas experience.  You can quickly change between all the Personas out there and a few more neat things too.

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Follow the World Cup in Firefox

World Cup in Firefox

Following the World Cup and use Firefox?  I have a site that will serve two of your proverbial itches at the same time.  Firefox Cup is the new website put out by Mozilla (in association with FIFA) to help you rally behind your favorite soccer team.

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10 Most Popular Abstract Personas

Love them or hate them, Personas are here to stay, and I have to say the abstract category of Personas on Firefox’s web site are probably some of my favorites of them all.

Now I know I went on a ‘bit of a rant the other day about how some Personas just are not worth the time of day, however some really do fit in well with the Firefox browser too.  Here are 10 of the most popular abstract Personas I found usable and beautiful.

Groovy Blue

Popular Abstract Persona #1

Abstract Black

Popular Abstract Persona #2

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The Downfall of Personas

Now, Firefox’s new Personas feature has seem taken off really well.  Each time I visit the Personas web site, there are more and more backgrounds to use for Firefox.  So with such a good start, what will be the downfall of the Personas?

It all comes down to quantity over quality.  Some of these backgrounds just are not any good.  The same could be said for many Firefox themes too, but with Personas – there are a few simple things that could go a long way before you submit it for the public, that would be so easy to check into.

For example, look at this:

Can You Read This?

I am not going to use a Persona where I can’t read anything inside of the browser. 

Other annoyances would be having text in the background, having the background be too busy, and general “why the heck did you think that would make a good background” questions of designing competence.

So you tell me, what makes for a better Firefox Persona or have you been turned off my many of the ugly background out there? Post your feedback and thoughts in the comments.

How to Add or Remove Firefox Personas

Personas Guide! Firefox Personas, the lightweight themes for the Firefox browser, are still pretty new to the Mozilla user base our there.

With that in mind, I thought it might be handy to guide you through the process when it comes to adding a new Persona theme to your browser, removing a Persona theme from your browser, and how to chance through Persona themes – once you have several saved to your system.

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