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MidnightFox .60

I’ve been working out a few bugs in MidnightFox. The new version of the dark Firefox theme includes:

  • Bigger Buttons (back to original size)
  • No Go Button Border
  • URL Bar Darker
  • Search Bar Darker
  • ForcastFox Minor Edits
  • Right click text colors edited slightly.
  • Additional toolbars text to white
  • White main menu text for PC’s
  • Custom Throbber

Hopfully this helps make the theme a bit more usable for some.

Here is a screenshot showing the new URL bar. Trust me, it looks better installed.

// Image lost. Sorry. Zooomr ate it. //

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26 Responses

  1. Drudi says:

    Tried to download it but there was a download on error.

  2. Thomas says:

    If Mozilla’s site throws an error, there is nothing I can do. Usually any issues fix themselves in an hour or so. Sorry.

  3. Morete says:

    I’m getting a download error 228 when trying to install any theme from addons.mozilla.org, not just this one.

  4. Thomas says:

    Morete – That’s an error with Mozilla’s servers. Try right clicking on the download file on the addon’s site and saving it to your desktop. Then open the addon’s window and dragging it in there.

  5. Morete says:

    Thanks for the tip on manual installation!

  6. Riccardo says:

    I had a little problem with your theme, as the statusbar was light-gray with white text (I saw this same problem pointed out in a forum too). I know absolutely nothing of Firefox themes, but messing around with XUL and CSS I managed to come to a partial solution, which is modify global/global.css and comment out the “-moz-appearance: statusbarpanel;” line from “statusbarpanel” properties.
    I’m quite sure there must be more “elegant” solutions… but this is by now the only work-around I managed to find.
    Hoping it can help somehow.

  7. TheChrisD says:

    I’m liking the theme – but is there any way to not have the theme apply to the scroll bar? It’s affecting scroll bars in web pages and making them look odd.

  8. Gertlex says:

    I found an apparent display problem with the theme. When you add a bookmark, the dropdown list of folders to add it to is unreadable until you hover your cursor over a specific folder.

    Screenshot:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/ERelson/MIDNIGHT.png
    It’s not a result of my Windows theme, I tried the default and a few others to be sure.

  9. Gertlex says:

    Another note: currently using version .61

    Also, it’d be cool if we could have an option to set the gradient colors for the URL bar… I have a hankering for a green like that of the header of this page, hehe.

    What’s up with a very faint texture that’s only showing up on my bookmarks toolbar?

    The theme rocks though 🙂

  10. the100rabh says:

    Hey I wish if the highlight glow for the toolbar buttons could be be larger

  11. Zootropoide says:

    Hi. I just want to say that really love this theme, and it could be my favorite for Firefox, except for two things, I believe that the icons are really big, maybe you could create one version with small icons, but this is not a great problem, the other thing that I don’t like is the great amount of memory the theme consumes, specialy when you have many tabs opened, and I really hope that these small problems can be fixed in the following releases.
    Thanks.

  12. Thomas says:

    TheChrisD – Nope, not without modifying the theme yourself.

    Gertlex – Good catch, please submit a bug report (see link below). Also, setting a custom gradient color isn’t an option right now, maybe in the future. One more, the very faint texture is just something to break up the large blocks of black.

    the100rabh – I have very little room to work with so I can’t just make the glow bigger without making all the buttons smaller. Sorry.

    Zootropoide – DId you set your Firefox icons to small? Also, the memory probably isn’t specific to this theme as I’m unsure why a theme would use more memory. I could be wrong though.

    All – Feel free to fill out bug tracker reports.

  13. Jason says:

    Love the theme. Just one request: Could you make the bookmark bar and status bar match the shiny look? I don’t really like the criss-crossing lines on that one. Maybe for the next update?

  14. Thomas says:

    Jason – I’ll have to see how that looks. If I don’t do it, I can always give you code to put in your own edits via Stylish.

  15. Zootropoide says:

    Hi again, well, you were right in the referring to my complaint about the memory, sorry for the mistake, but I’m still thinking that the icons are a little big (and yes, I’ve tried to use the small icons option), maybe you could reduce them a few pixels, via the context menu like the Noia theme does, please?

  16. Jason says:

    OK, I found Stylish. Now what do I do? (unless you’re going to include it in the next release).

  17. Thomas says:

    Zootropoide – I doubt I’ll make the small icons any smaller. Sorry.

    Jason – Try adding this code to Stylish.
    statusbarpanel {
    background: repeat-x #fff url(chrome://global/skin/menu/menu-hover2.png) !important;
    }
    #PersonalToolbar {
    background-image: url(“chrome://global/skin/menu/menu-hover2.png”) !important;
    }

  18. Patto says:

    Make sure your cache is at least 1MB and clear it. Then try again to update. This worked for me.

  19. TJ says:

    Hello there from a fellow Minnesotan,
    I love this dark theme! I was wondering if there is any way to change the color of the progress meter? I would love to change it to a bright blue color. thanks and keep up the great work!!!

  20. Thomas says:

    TJ – You can define the progress bar with this code:
    .progress-bar
    {
    background:url(“http://www.yoursite.com/image.png”) repeat-x left center;
    }

  21. TJ says:

    Thanks, but i don’t know anything about programing. Where would I enter that info?

  22. Thomas says:

    Get Stylish and you can enter that code in that extension. But you have to replace the image URL with something of your own. And I don’t promise that it’ll work. 😉

  23. Gertlex says:

    Hey Thomas, any update on fixing that bookmark folder selection coloring problem? I’ve looked through some of the files myself and adjusted a few colors, but no success 🙁

  24. Thomas says:

    Gertlex – What are the chances you are also running some sort of dark theme on XP in general?

  25. Gertlex says:

    I’ve checked my theme (disabled WindowBlinds) and there was no effect on the bookmark folder selection color. Are you not experiencing this GUI error?

  26. Thomas says:

    I’ll have to do some digging when I get XP back up and running.

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