Top 14 Firefox Themes

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 4, 2007
Updated • Feb 4, 2015

I really never bothered to take a look at the available themes for the Firefox browser thinking that all they would do was to add more Kilobytes to Firefox's memory consumption.

Besides that: what cool looking themes could possibly be available for Firefox anyway?

With some time at hand I decided to explore the depths of all themes published for Firefox at the Mozilla website and try the ones that would appeal to me.

But first, I had to find a way to enable those new themes which is not as trivial as it sounds.

Firefox themes can be enabled in the same menu that is used to enable and disable extensions. Click on Tools > Add-ons to go there and select Themes from the tab menu there. Firefox has to be restarted every time a new theme is activated.

Update: A lot has changed since the initial article was published back in 2007. Mozilla changed the interface of Firefox several times and introduced lightweight themes to the browser as well.

Once of the consequences of this is that several of the themes listed below don't work in new versions of the web browser.

I have added compatibility information to all of them so that you can see on first glance if a theme is  compatible with your version or not.

1. Microfox (compatible up to Firefox 2.0)

2. Gray Modern 2 (compatible up to Firefox 3.6.x)

3. Curacao (compatible up to Firefox 3.7)

4. Scribblies Kids (Compatible with all recent versions)

5. Phoenity Modern (not available anymore)

6. Red Cats (not available anymore)

7. Outlook 2003 (compatible up to Firefox 3 beta)

8. Noia 2 Lite (compatible up to Firefox 2.0)

9. Halloween (Compatible with all recent versions)

10. Glorywine (not available anymore)

11. Abstract Classic (not available anymore)

12. Redshift V2 (compatible up to Firefox 3.6.x)

13. Littlefox (Compatible with all recent versions)

14. Metal Lion 300 (not available anymore)

You can check out all complete themes for the Firefox web browser on Mozilla add-ons.


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  1. Clover said on January 30, 2010 at 4:14 am

    You should try yougurt tree, it is a my favorite theme yet! A lot of people also enjoy “naver”

  2. Patdel13 said on November 1, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    i agree..these are some very poor themes apart from redshift v2 which is just savage, pity its not available on the new firefox yet

  3. Guff said on September 17, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Srsly, you’ve chosen 14 of the worst skins possible. Why did you even bother!

  4. Dragonfly said on July 8, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Would really LOVE! to see the Redshift updated to be compatible with Firefox 3.0 :)

  5. Mosey said on May 17, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    It would certainly be nice to get an update on the best themes :D Although I am secrely a Mac-wannabe (and had the iFox theme for yonks) I’m now using a cute theme with a cartoon fox that runs when a page is loading called ‘Foxkeh’ :)

    Always a welcome change for those who want a fresh look^^


  6. TBIRD7777 said on March 14, 2008 at 5:13 am

    Hey! Martin, it might be time to update this list of popular Themes for Firefox, not only do some of them mesh with CNET’s Opinion, GEES!!!!

    But at least three of them are not COMPATIBLE with the last 5-6 latest releases of Firefox…..

    We need some new looks anyway, I’ve lived in all the 10 or so Skins that are COMPATIBLE with Ver .12 for so long I might have to choose some Recomends from CNET Gees!!!!!!


  7. Tehmul Ghyara said on October 22, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    I kinda like Charamel (

  8. bobbyd said on October 4, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    What about Ifox Smooth? that is the best theme for Firefox!

    1. Anonymous said on February 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm

      I checked it out! Its brilliant! Thnx

  9. vance said on October 4, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    I like the vista firefox 0.50 by miamoto. I just want to share.

  10. Daggity said on October 4, 2007 at 11:34 am

    [url=]Here is my favorite theme, though, I liked a few of the ones you posted as well.[/url]

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