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Old 08-15-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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Automatic (ugly) GNOME theme in Firefox 1.0.6

Summarized: How do I get the standard theme back in Firefox?

I have installed the Firefox package (1.0.6) in Fedora Core 4. Works perfectly well, automatically using in the right locale (nl-NL).

However, the theme looks completely different from the standard Firefox theme. I know the standard theme, since I use Firefox on quite a few other machines. On FC4 Firefox looks more like the standard greyish GNOME theme. Which I dislike. So I would like the default Firefox theme back. But when I look at Extra -> Themes it still tells me Firefox is using the default theme.

Apparently the author of the Firefox package for Fedora decided to overwrite the standard theme files (JPGs, etc) with some GNOME theme.

How can I get the default theme back? Should I overwrite some files somewhere? Should I convince the author of the package to just install the GNOME theme as a separate theme? If so, how do I find out who built the RPM package?

Or perhaps somebody knows how the Firefox themes are organizes so I can overwrite the images (and perhaps adapt some RDF files or so)?

Any hints are welcome!
Old 08-15-2005, 06:30 PM   #2
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You could always just remove the default firefox rpm then download and install firefox from source from the mozilla website.
Old 08-15-2005, 06:57 PM   #3
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Removed RPM

Indeed that's exactly what I did. I had to install a compat RPM first, though. Otherwise Firefox would not start, complaining about a missing ".so" file...

Thanks :-)
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Found this in my travels. Not sure how relevant it is for you.


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