Friday, July 27, 2007

Make Firefox Pretty

The Firefox default buttons in Ubuntu are ugly, here's an example:
old Firefox Ubuntu radio buttons

But It's easy to make them pretty. Notice that the buttons, radio buttons, check boxes, text fields and drop down menus (not shown) all look much smoother.
new firefox ubuntu radio buttons
more pretty firefox ubuntu radio buttons

In a terminal type:
get the updated widgets
wget http://users.tkk.fi/~otsaloma/art/firefox-form-widgets.tar.gz

uncompress the downloaded file
tar -xvzf firefox-form-widgets.tar.gz

move the files from your home folder to the firefox folder
sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/res/forms.css /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/res/forms.css.bak

set the widgets
cat firefox-form-widgets/res/forms-extra.css | sudo tee --append /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/res/forms.css > /dev/null

sudo cp -r firefox-form-widgets/res/form-widgets /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/res

rm -rf firefox-form-widgets

Now that Firefox is pretty, you can customize Firefox to load faster, block ads, get rid of useless features. Also check out my list of the best extensions. Check It Out Here
edited by pHreaksYcle

7 comments:

Moe said...

that's cool. talking about pretty things, what do you know about kiba dock, Im having some problems with it.

redDEAD said...

i dont know anything about kiba, i dont use it

buzz said...

hey red, any idea how to beautify firefox in gutsy?

jusuchin85 said...

I had the same problem as well, but I managed to solve it. Hope the guide below helps!

To beautify Firefox in Gutsy:

wget http://users.tkk.fi/~otsaloma/art/firefox-form-widgets.tar.gz

tar -xvzf firefox-form-widgets.tar.gz

sudo cp /usr/lib/firefox/res/forms.css /usr/lib/firefox/res/forms.css.bak

cat firefox-form-widgets/res/forms-extra.css | sudo tee --append /usr/lib/firefox/res/forms.css > /dev/null

sudo cp -r firefox-form-widgets/res/form-widgets /usr/lib/firefox/res

rm -rf firefox-form-widgets

Thanks for the guide, red! And hope to see more from you soon!

Aditya Kavoor said...

how do I go back to the old buttons ?
I need them badly

buzz said...

so they changed the default firefox folder from /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox to /usr/lib/firefox .... in gutsy

thanks for retyping the code jusuchin85!

Moe said...

thanks for the update.