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Old 12-08-2007, 09:51 AM   #1
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firefox colors - buttons, text fields, etc & dark gnome theme

hey there

i found a sweet dark gnome theme, the only problem with it is that when i use it, websites look horrendous - buttons, text fields etc all use the theme colors (dark grey + .. something around #00cccc (lol) i wish i could name this color). i was wondering if there's a way to make firefox use the "normal" colors. i tried switching off the "use system colors" option under preferences but that didnt really work (no difference at all)

any ideas? :S

Old 12-08-2007, 12:08 PM   #2
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You could always try editing the theme yourself. Should be somewhere like ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profilename>/extensions

The themes are simply zip files. Unzip to edit, zip to use again.
Old 12-08-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Try checking both "use the system colors" and "allow websites to choose their own".

If that doesn't help you may want to modify the theme to change or disable the elements that apply to the window body, text and buttons.
Old 12-09-2007, 01:32 PM   #4
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i guess i mustve made myself unclear

it's not the firefox theme i'm having problems with, it's the GNOME theme that's changing the way websites (buttons and text fields) look in FF. out of curiosity i tried changing ff's theme, but it just changes the ff 'window' & buttons look, and does not affect the way page contents like buttons etc are displayed (theyre sill black & .. lightbluegreennottoobrightandnotreallyblue)

- use the system colors - off - no effect
- allow websites to choose their own colors - off - makes websites black & white (sic!) [no colored backgrounds, links, images etc are there, but the other colors are gone)


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