Customisability is one of the biggest assets of Firefox. You can change the look and feel of Firefox or even add new functionalities to it. I am sure every Firefox user is aware of Firefox Themes. However, there is another alternative to skinning Firefox that not many people are aware of – Firefox Persona.
Firefox Persona is an extension from Mozilla Labs that allows users to skin Firefox on the fly. Once installed, you can select any theme from the gallery or from the extensive list provided by the Persona menu. Since the themes are extremely small they are applied instantly and without requiring browser restart. Persona offers true personalization since it makes it ridiculously easy to create new skins. All you have to do is specify the header and footer images along with text colour. Persona ensures that everyone can create their own skin; all you need is some imagination.
If you hate how bloated and over the top most themes are and feel that installing themes is too much of a hassle give Persona a try. Persona may be just what you were looking for.
6 responses to “Mozilla Firefox Persona Makes Skinning Simple”
I just recently downloaded Firefox, and I got the persona’s downloaded and when i pick one, it is on my internet top and bottom, but not on my toolbar and start menu at the bottom, how do i get the theme on my start menu and toolbar to change to the persona theme that i have on my internet?
Your start menu / toolbar is part of windows. And the theme you got is for firefox. They are two totally seperate things. If you want to theme windows XP/Vista, use windowblinds.
I installed this add-on in Firefox. And I couldn’t get it working. I selected several theme from the gallery and still it doesn’t show up on my firefox browser. What should i do? My OS is Windows 2000. Pls help.
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Persona downloads the skin after you select it. So it may not appear immediately, especially on slow connections. What is your internet speed?
Yeah, I downloaded this, made a persona for myself and everything, but when I close firefox, and then open it again, guess what! I need to go onto the website and re-select my persona. It’s really annoying, and I’m thinking of just giving up on this. Is there a way to make it stay, PERMANENTLY?
You can select the Personal from Firefox status bar itself. In my experience, once selected the Persona stays even after restart. However, Firefox doesn’t store the images and they are redownloaded every time (which can be a problem if you have a slow internet connection).