Archive for Sunday, June 22, 2008

Firefox 3 Themes

Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008 by El Guru in Add-ons, CyberNet, Firefox, Fx 3.0

From top to bottom: Vista, Linux, Mac, XP:Fx3 Themes

CyberNet News put together the above collage of the four Firefox 3 themes as part of their Firefox 3 Review. Personally, I didn’t care for the new Firefox 3 Vista Theme.  Just a bit plain with the blue back and forward buttons against the light blue background. Even the home page icon is a bit bland as well. The good news is you can use any of the four themes by clicking on the desired link below. A couple notes, first switching between the XP or Vista Themes only changes the button colors. I tried the Linux theme, but it didn’t work very well. I noticed a significant slowness when Firefox started and the tabs were not outlined. I am now using the XP on Vista Theme.

* These themes are currently marked as experimental, you will need to have an AMO login in order to download. Don’t have an AMO login? You can use this one from CyberNet:

    Username: firefox@cybernetnews.com
    Password: cybernetnews

Okay, so what if you don’t like any of the Firefox 3 themes? You can get the Firefox 2 Theme For Firefox 3.

News Source: CyberNet News

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Moving Bookmarks Fx3 to Fx2

Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Tips & Tweaks

As I have discovered once you load your Firefox 2 profile into Firefox 3, it is not going to work correctly again in Firefox 2.  You will need to start a new profile if you want to go back to Firefox 2. You can however bring back over your bookmarks to Firefox 2.

Backup Bookmarks in Firefox 3

  1. In Firefox 3 go to the Bookmarks Menu and select Organize Bookmarks
  2. This will open the Library window.  From here click on Import and Backup then select Export HTML..
  3. You will be prompted to select a location to save the bookmark list. Select the location then click ‘Save’


Importing Bookmarks into Firefox 2

  1. In Firefox 2 go to the Bookmarks Menu and select Organize Bookmarks
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Manager window. From go to the File menu and select Import…
  3. Select ‘From file’ then click ‘Next’
  4. You will be promoted to select the bookmark file you wish to import. Locate the Bookmarks.html file you saved earlier and click ‘Load’
  5. Once the file is loaded your Book Manager window should look similar to the one below
  6. Here you may want to do a little cleaning up.

    • The entries under the Mozilla Firefox folder (red arrow) are part of the Places bookmarking system and will not work with Firefox 2. You can safely remove those two entries.
    • If you were using the Bookmarks Toolbar feature, your old bookmarks are in bottom the Bookmarks Toolbar Folder (blue arrow). You will need to move all the entries listed in there to the top Bookmarks Toolbar Folder (green arrow).  After you have done this you can safely remove the blue arrow folder.
    • You will also notice a duplicate listing for Get Bookmark Add-ons, either one of these or both can safely be removed.

Release Recap: June Week 3

Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Thunderbird

Firefox 2.0.0.15 – Delayed to July 1st. A re-spin to Code Freeze occurred on Friday, June 20th. Builds and QA should start on Monday with a release to Beta by Wednesday, June 25th.

Firefox 3 Final – Released on June 17th with nearly 17 Million downloads. See the latest stats here.

Firefox 3.1 – Preliminary draft released in early June.  First Alpha due out in mid July with final release by year end.

Thunderbird 2.0.0.15 – No determined release date at this time due to delay of Firefox 2.0.0.15 release.

Thunderbird 3.0a2 – Tentatively scheduled for release sometime towards the end of July. Code freeze scheduled for July 8th.