No Need to Disable ‘Preview Personas’ Rated 5 out of 5 stars

‘Preview Personas’ is an option the developer included with this themes manager, whose purpose is to allow you to see exactly what a theme will look like before you actually implement it, preventing you from having to undo your actions to remove a theme if you decide against it. So when you activate the little Themes Manager pop-up and it shows you all your installed themes, you would be able to hover from one to the next, and Firefox would obligingly "put on" and "take off" each theme as you hover over it.

Speaking for myself, the value of this one option is the value of the add-on itself; put another way, I find the add-on to have very little value without it. Without it, you would just see a line of text for each theme (its name) with a tiny little icon beside it, and that's all you would have to go by, and I am completely convinced that others, like myself, would often find themselves (a) having to undo the theme because it doesn't look the way they thought it would, and (b) in the end deciding this add-on leaves too much to be desired and scrapping it. The ‘Preview Personas’ option literally makes or breaks this add-on as far as I'm concerned.

Which is why seeing the developer edit his description to add a line stating it is necessary to disable (gasp!) the ‘Preview Personas’ option if using Firefox 29 or above—because of a bug which will cause the little Themes Manager pop-up menu to close when hovering over the personas—is NOT what you want to see!

HOWEVER…

For some reason, even though I'm using Firefox 36, I installed the damn thing anyway, not expecting it to work, because he did say Firefox 29 *OR ABOVE*, and it's not like he went in and edited his description again at a later time to say Preview Personas now works fine again as of Firefox 34, or 35, or whatever.

So guess what? I'm on Firefox 36… and it works fine.

I'll say that again, with slightly more emphasis:

      USING FIREFOX 36,
    THE ‘PREVIEW PERSONAS’
    OPTION WORKS PERFECTLY
      ON MY SYSTEM  !

Everybody get that? ;)

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Five stars, all the way baby. Yeah, baby :)

For the sake of completeness, I'm using Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit, and Firefox 36.0.4.

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Meh Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Does not work in Firefox 29.

Chris, Firefox will not even let me download it, it says "This is not compatible with Firefox 29" or something thereabouts

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.18). 

Disable 'Preview Personas' or the menu will instantly close as soon as you hover over an item.

edit: Compatibility is set to everything over version 17 of Firefox. I created a new profile, came to this page and clicked "Add to Firefox". It installed with no problems. Maybe you can right-click the link to save the file. Just open the add-ons manager and drag the file there after you save it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great themes!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.17). 

Good! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I already had Add-on Update Checker and I had missed your other 2 extensions. I already had a Themes button but this one is better because it has the dropdown menu. This is better than pulling up the AO tab/window and then themes. It cuts the clicks down.

Good job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.17). 

Very clever Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just installed this along with Extension Options Menu without realizing theyre from the same author and instantly love em both. Ive tweaked my personas config settings to allow more themes to be listed and been relying on Cleanest Addon Manager to avoid scrolling so much, but a minimalist UI like Themes Menu is far simpler /more logical than using Appearance menu, and with the config tweak thats now sluggish to start anyway. Have also installed Personas Plus to get into making my own, but that doesnt show your own Appearance menu list even tho it could, instead opting for the "Featured" lists so Themes Menu will come in handy. Thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.17). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Más fácil de cambiar los temas o personas del navegador y previsualización al instante.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.17). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

i will try this theme i hope be good

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.14). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Супер! Класс!! Выше всяческих похвал!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.12). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Another very small, useful extension developed by Chris. Makes switching between themes very easy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.10). 

oMG Rated 1 out of 5 stars

it doesnt work to me :< .. how ? :(
im sorry im so dumb :/

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

Ask for help on the support site. It is working for more that 40,000 people as of now. If it didn't work, no one would be using it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice and useful.

Suggestion: an option to keep the list open while user reviews available themes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

Soon

I am working on a version that will preview Personas upon hovering over a menu item when possible (you have to be currently using the default theme or another Persona, just like the webpage.) It's working here, but I want to test it more. Keep an eye out. I'll post it soon and within a few weeks it should be reviewed by a Mozilla reviewer and fully released.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks foir this! Super quick access to themes and their application!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does exactly what it says. Short, sweet, and to the point... just like this review. Can't get any better than that. Very handy too. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8).