Not long ago the Firefox add-on website was relaunched and users were slightly disappointed that the Firefox themes websites was not changed at that time as well. There is however no reason to be disappointed anymore because the themes website received an update that makes it look and feel similar to the new Firefox add-on website.
Between 5 and 100 themes can be displayed on each page. Each Firefox theme is represented by a fairly large thumbnail, its ratings and name. The website provides several options to filter results either by one of the ten categories or by Date, Name, Downloads and Rating.
A click on a theme will load the theme's page on the Firefox website that contains additional information about the theme like a description, user comments, support links and of course the download link.
The new interface is definitely an improvement over the old one making it much easier to get a quick overview of up to a hundred themes per page.
Update: Mozilla Themes has been updated once more. The new themes repository on the official Mozilla website is now displaying a sidebar menu with links to the most popular top rated, and newest themes, and below that a theme category listing linking to categories such as animals, retro or sports.
Each theme listing displays sorting options on top of the page. Themes can be sorted in a variety of ways, including most users, top rated, newest, weekly downloads or featured.
Theme installation has not changed, they install exactly like add-ons. You first need to allow the installation of themes on the Mozilla website. Once done, you see the download of the theme and then the installation window where you need to actively click on install to perform the installation. A browser restart is required to complete the installation.Advertisement
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