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I Installed A Firefox Theme, Now What?

I’ve been getting quite a few messages about how to get a theme to activate. I think that Mozilla has a usability issue as once a theme is installed, nothing happens. This tends to confuse quite a few people who are new to themes. So I thought I’d put together a quick ‘Now What?’ post.

After you’ve installed a Firefox theme, follow these 4 steps:

  1. Go to Tools -> Addons.
  2. Click on the Themes tab.
  3. Click Use Theme on the theme you’d like to use.
  4. Restart Firefox.

Activate Theme

Make sure you close ALL Firefox windows when restarting Firefox. When the browser restarts it’ll be using it’s nice new theme.

To revert back to the default, in step 3, select Firefox (default).


18 Responses

  1. Maurice says:

    RE: I Installed A Firefox Theme, Now What?.
    I followed the suggestions above and I still can’t get it to work. I’m running Firefox v Any suggestions? I must be missing something. Thanks in advance.


  2. Thomas says:

    If you followed all those instructions, then I’m not sure the issue. That should have worked.

  3. John says:

    I had the same problem. Al I had to do was restart Firefox again – it may be a time lapse thing

  4. Aly says:

    Hi, I’m having a similar sounding problem as Maurice…. For some reason, I can’t get this theme to show up when I look under add-ons. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong…. Any suggestions? Oh, and I too am using FireFox

  5. Dave says:

    Maurice and Aly:

    If i had to venture a guess, I’d say it was probably a PEBKAC error. Not that hard to fix.

  6. Laveda says:

    I clicked add to firefox and it installed like melted butter. This is so cute. I love it.

  7. Aisage says:

    i have it installed, using newest version, 3.0.4 and i go to use theme and resatrt firefox, nd then its not applied.

  8. Susi says:

    Very cute and installed quite easily

    Its the only holiday one I saw on the Foxfire Add-ons

    Thanks a bunch !

  9. Susi says:

    Addition to my last comment.
    I looked at your other themes and see Ive also used the Halloween, Pink Im a fan !
    Nice work.

  10. bob says:

    installed right after upgrade to 3.0.5. When it restarted after downloading theme, it was functional. No problems, no mess. the wife will probably like it, the boys not so much.

  11. Linda says:

    That is exactly what I needed to know.

  12. Stratos says:

    Hi there 🙂

    one question plz’ u have plans to make it compatible with firefox v3.5? that will be great…
    at the moment i can use it via Nightly tester tools only, but of course the normal method is much preferred to avoid conflicts with the browser..
    thanks again for this wonderful theme 🙂

  13. Stratos says:

    Hello Thomas

    Sorry i forgot to write the name of addon lol
    i was meant the Tinseltown theme 😀 =)

  14. Nat says:

    Tinseltown does not seem to work with Firefox 3.5 so not sure why you say it does! As soon as it’s downloaded it says it is not compatible, looks for updates, then says not compatible again. Definitely doesn’t work with 3.5 or higher.

  15. June says:

    Works great in 3.6.13 Thank You 🙂

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