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Firefox Themes

Discussion in 'Other Technological Wonders' started by Kindler, June 7, 2021.

  1. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    Ok, what just happened to the main Firefox theme? It's bland and hideous, maybe blideous.

    I'd also love to know which focus design group came up with this because they all need glasses,

    More importantly: anyone got any good ways to make it go away?
  2. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    You haven't seen the comments on r/firefox...?::devilBook: (Paraphrased: Ah horrors!)
    I don't use that version of Firefox, so is it really that bad?

    You can try the Dark Theme, if it still has one?
    Type about:addons in the address bar
    Click Themes.
    Activate the Dark Theme.
  3. sliara

    sliara Member

    How about you try to download old versions of Firefox? It might be the version wherein you liked the layout, just don't update it.
  4. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    Yeah, it really is that bad, though I have tried the dark theme and it is easier to look at than the main one, or even the classic version someone has put together.

    Downloading an old version is an option, but then I have to deal with the constant whining about updating and being on the latest version and I usually just go and update anyway.
  5. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    You can turn it off, or use a User Agent Switch Addon to simply lie to websites what browser you are on. I tested it with Firefox 20 and 50 and you'd be amazed how many websites work fine on older browsers and are only objecting to the fact they think it is old.

    Do things like the alternate themes for earlier Firefoxes still work? Try one and see.

    Switching it to Compact Mode is meant to fix some of the problems, and there's also Lepton on Github that does a lot more, but again I don't use that version of Firefox so I haven't used them.
  6. CatInASuit

    CatInASuit Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks @tirial, I might have to give some of those options a go. I'm not liking the look any more than Kindler is
  7. Hova

    Hova Member

    I stopped using Firefox a long time ago. Nowadays I use Brave browser.
  8. CatInASuit

    CatInASuit Administrator Staff Member

    How are you finding the Brave browser. I tried it a few years ago and didn't really get on with it.

    Would be curious to know what you think of it.
    Hova likes this.
  9. Hova

    Hova Member

    I get to earn BAT while browsing, I love it. Also, it doesn't use so much RAM like other browsers I've used in the past. That is mostly why I use Brave.
  10. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    Just curious, but what do you get to spend BAT on?
    I'd heard about them, but never looked into it
  11. Hova

    Hova Member

    I exchange it for fiat, in my case USD. Compared to a few weeks ago the value of Bitcoin has halved (from almost $60,000 to $33,000). So I'm just holding BAT in my Uphold wallet until the value goes up again.

    PS: currently 1 BAT = $0.5

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