Firefox 2.0: Fitting in

Firefox 2.0 has a lot of great features, but if you’re using it on Linux (or BSD, etc.), then odds are that it doesn’t really seem to fit in with the rest of your desktop.

I’ve been working on the new version of the Tango theme for Firefox, making it compatible with Firefox 2.0. I’ve also been implementing subskin support (same overall theme with tweaks, such as other icons) with other people’s help in #tango on IRC.

Tango Firefox theme screenshot excerpt

If you’re interested in trying out any of the Tango, Tangerine, GNOME, or Industrial themes for Firefox, please head over to my primates work page and install away!

(Find any bugs or have anything to say? Leave some comments!)

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20 Responses to “Firefox 2.0: Fitting in”

  1. Isak says:

    Lovely theme. One thing I’d like to change though: can I get the icons for bookmarks back? I mean the ones that are from the sites’ “favicon”. I tend to find the bookmarks quicker by just locating their logo instead of having to read the actual name.

  2. garrett says:

    All of the sites that set a favicon should have a favicon that shows up in your bookmarks. Sites that do not set one do not get one (it makes it easier to see which ones actually set one, therefore faster to scan).

    If you know that a site sets a favicon and it does not show up in the theme, please let me know.

  3. Isak says:

    Hehe, forget my last comment. The icons are there after a restart of ff. (Although those bookmarks that had the “default” icon before, doesn’t have one at all now. But that’s fine with me..)

    Thanks again for a good theme 🙂

  4. garrett says:

    Oh, ok. I was wondering — good to know. (:

  5. adel says:

    I already have tango theme for firefox 2, there’s ubuntu package

  6. Anders Aagaard says:

    Very nice, just one comment, when moving my mouse pointer over my bookmarks toolbar it doesn’t “light up” anymore. I also don’t get any feedback when clicking on them,

  7. John says:

    You fixed Firefox 2’s ugly tabs!

    Heck Yes!

    Great Work

  8. Gustav says:


    I especially like the Privacy icon under Preferences 🙂

    Thanks a lot!

  9. diox says:

    This is really cool. Will the update functionaly work out of the box with these or will we have to go back to your page to update?

  10. garrett says:

    diox: as of right now, it won’t auto-update. I could add auto-updating, but the documentation isn’t great about that.

    I think once I’m done getting it tested enough, I’ll upload the latest versions to the Mozilla add-ons page.

  11. garrett says:

    adel: Awesome! Would you like to work together on the theme? I’ve been working with a number of other people, most who regularly hang out on #tango.

    (We released the Tango theme for 1.5 a while back, but were all a bit busy until recently to update things.)

  12. fungi says:

    mmmm its purrrty !

    nice work sonny!

  13. sde says:

    Nice theme ! But I have a bug with all the variations of the theme, better described with a screenshot:

  14. Joris says:

    Excellent, thanks!

  15. Pat says:

    Good work, thanks for making firefox look a lot less ugly 🙂

  16. Excellent work Garrett, it looks gorgeous. It’s people like you that make GNOME a pleasure to use.

  17. numpty says:

    Now, if only you could do something about all the weird new non-Linuxy keyboard shortcuts they added/changed in 2.0 :/

  18. anon says:

    i like your art

  19. Carla says:

    One thing FF needs to do in order to fit in is to handle external links, i.e., to other Linux applications. I’ve explained to it 😀 that I want Agregator to handle my feeds, it seems to understand…but I click the “open feed in…” button and nothing happens. Same with other apps. Any suggestions, thoughts, etc.?

    (Thanks for the sweet themes, by the by.)

  20. mxt says:

    This theme is still the best way to integrate firefox in gnome. I just have a bug report: the new default Clearlooks in Gnome 2.20 has a gradient on the toolbar but your firefox theme shows a flat toolbar. The thing seems quite stange because the default firefox theme keeps the toolbar gradient.

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