Metal Lion Australis Tiger SP is a new dark theme with 'Tabs on Bottom' tabs that uses the new coding template method I developed to greatly reduce the possibility of themes constantly needing to be fixed due to the many changes that now occur with Firefox since its 'Rapid Release' policy. Essentially, the theme 'flexes and adjusts' to the changes. This means that users can relax and just enjoy using the theme without such concerns, which is how it should be. :)
I designed this theme to dramatically improve the new default 'Australis look' and to restore a more familiar, and logical, UI layout and also to restore removed features and functionality, where needed. As I also wanted this theme to be 'self sufficient' and ready to use without needing additional stuff, so things like an Addons Bar (Bottom Bar) are already built in.
As I prefer 'Tabs on Bottom' tabs myself, I've given extra attention to that side and have designed a special new tab style for this that has never been seen before. I doubt anyone will suggest that 'tabs on bottom' tabs are a 'dinosaur look' ever again. :)
But, there is also a 'tabs on top' version of this theme here - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/metal-lion-australis-tiger/
Incidentally, as in the past, when I do dark themes I always use light backgrounds on the menus, sidebars, popups and dropdowns, just so people can read them easily and quickly.
Below is a list of the main features or you can just skip that and Install it.
Hope you enjoy using Metal Lion Tiger SP
# Fully styled throughout, including Addons Manager, New Tab, Option window, etc.
# Toolbar heights reduced and spaces between toolbar buttons reduced.
# Tab height reduced substantially and concave/convex curves of tabs redesigned.
# Tabs on bottom feature restored and a brand new style of tabs created, including a special hover effect.
# Maximum tab width increased to 250px as in earlier versions.
# New Tab (cross style) button added to Tab Bar, normal New Tab toolbar button can then be placed anywhere.
# Close Tab buttons on all tabs under all conditions. These are dark so as not to distract, but light up on hover.
# Forward/Back buttons moved away from addressbar and 'conditional Forward feature' has been overridden.
# Combined Reload/Stop buttons placed between Forward/Back and addressbar, as people requested.
# The distracting feature of the addressbar contents flexing about has been overridden.
# Notification popups in addressbar moved to far right end of it.
# Addressbar + Forward/Back + Stop/Reload can now be moved as one to any other toolbar desired.*
# Bookmark animation restyled.
# Searchbar History dropdown list and dropmarker has been restored.
# Normal sized toolbar buttons in a new style with self contained hover/active effects, i.e. no backgrounds.
# Forward/Back normal/hover/active/disabled background effects improved...a lot.
# Styled scrollbars that can be universally used or disabled, if required.*
# Flexible spaces, spaces and separators feature restored.*
# Bottom bar (Addons bar) feature restored. This is customisable and can also be toggled off. *
# Sidebars now open to a 800 pixel maximum width and have no minimum width.
# Findbar restyled and re-ordered.
* Theme contains two tiny 'companion' extensions when installed. One is my scrollbars one and the other a modified
version of an extension by Sonny Razzano and used with his kind permission for use within Metal Lion themes. .
** Entire theme 'bundle' is less than 100kb in filesize.
Patrick J. Dempsey - for his excellent SVG filter research work and ever useful code advice and assistance.