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Old 06-02-2005, 11:40 PM   #1
chilehead
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installing themes in firefox


Hi
I recently re-installed firefox 1.0.4 on my machine because I was having trouble with images not loading. I was told that the solution was to blow away my firefox and mozilla folders, and reinstall firefox. The solution worked, however I lost all my settings, bookmarks, themes, etc. in the process. Now I am trying to install my themes again, but when I go to the firefox themes page and click "install", the Open With/Save to Disk dialog box comes up. If I say to Open With (File Roller) it just extracts the .jar file. I'm not sure where to go from there, or whether I should just Save to Disk. If I just save it, what do I do with a .jar file? I installed them before, so I know it can be done....I just can't remember how I did it. Can anyone help?
Thanks
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:18 AM   #2
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I had the same problem, there is actually an extension that takes jar theme files and installs them. Also I read that you can drag/drop the jar file into the themes dialog.

The extension is here (try drag/drop method first):
http://216.55.161.203/theonekea/themer/

Best Regards,
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:23 AM   #3
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you need to use javascript to install themes in firefox and mozilla.

this is what i did.
1. put all your themes's jar files in one directory.
2. create an html file where the contents will look like:

Code:
<html>
<head>
<meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
http-equiv="content-type">
<title>Install Smoke</title>
</head>
<body>
<!-- copy the a href line as many times as needed -->
<a
href="javascript:void(InstallTrigger.installChrome(InstallTrigger.SKIN,'smoke_fb_8-2.jar','Smoke'))">install Smoke skin</a>
</body>
</html>
the part that you're interested in is the < a href = part.
Code:
<a
href="javascript:void(InstallTrigger.installChrome(InstallTrigger.SKIN,'smoke_fb_8-2.jar','Smoke'))">install Smoke skin</a>
create as many of these tags as needed. it's pretty self explanatory. after InstallTrigger.SKIN, you put in the filename of the jar file and after that is the title of of the skin that is displayed in the themes manager (i think).

3. open up this html file in firefox/mozilla and click on the links.

edit: mpetrov's extension suggestion sounds better. I didn't know about the extension - that's good to know. i'm using an older version of firefox, so the drag and drop doesn't work for me.

Last edited by megaspaz; 06-03-2005 at 12:25 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:29 AM   #4
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Well the extension works well for me, but I read about drag/drop (didn't try it yet as my window manager doesn't use drag/drop).

I tried to suggest the simpler way first before suggesting an actual binary extension - but if that doesn't work then I do have good first hand experience with the extension.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:30 AM   #5
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Thanks! That works great!
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:34 AM   #6
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Originally posted by chilehead
mpetrov:
Thanks! That works great!
Which one? Drag/drop or extension?

I'm curious myself about the drag/drop (I use Ion window manager, therefore drag and drop are somewhat of a pain - can be done in a special Floating window mode).
 
Old 07-10-2005, 01:20 PM   #7
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just installed latest firefox.
i try to install a theme or an extension, the menus always show blank.
i try drag n drog
its like my computer is lagging with trails of windows/icons
i drop it and still menu stays blank.

any ideas?
 
Old 07-10-2005, 01:28 PM   #8
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mpetrov,
Sorry for the late reply... the extension. I installed it and themes install just fine.
 
  


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