Much needed to mitigate Australis Rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you hate the Chromesque Australis, then Classic Theme Restorer is for you.

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Brilliant!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many thanks for this great extension...goodbye Chrome clone!

Works well Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does a good job of bring things back too a familiar look. This might be a good wake up call to the folks here in the office. People don't like or need change just because of a calender or timeline, when something works leave it along for awhile.

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where is 1.2.2beta13? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the suggestion for solving the low visibility problem (against the royal blue background). Sorry I'm writing a separate "review" here -- I couldn't figure out how to respond to your response.

Anyway, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I can't find version 1.2.2beta13. I found 1.2.2beta12.

By the way, I'm fairly happy with how my tabs look. What I would really like to do is get rid of that strong royal blue background color above and to the right of my right-most tab. Firefox didn't used to look that way, and I am rather resistant to change.

However, I can certainly try your inversion idea; hopefully it will be an improvement over the current situation.

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"Beta 13" was in development and not released by the time I answered, but it is up now. You can play around with toolbar settings to alter tab toolbars background for example.

Isn't the blue titlebar/tabs toolbar color controlled by Windows?

BTW, you can edit you existing comments or
use the support forum for discussions or
write me an email.
But adding a "new review" does not harm anything, the old rating gets replaced.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great!

Have you thought about adding option to turn off panel ui popup animation? It significantly speed up the usage of new panel. I do that with the following userChrome.css (found somewhere on the web):


I am talking about that sliding/fadein animation:

I don't see an option to turn it off. I've got all four checkboxes unchecked in the animation section and this menu is still animated (until I apply my userChrome.css). (using version 1.2.1)

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Such an option is already included in CTR for a while. You have to look for "Animation" area on "Special tab" in CTR 1.2.1.
CTR 1.2.2beta builds already offer a more intuitive preference window ui.

Disabling Animation works fine for me on both 1.2.1 and 1.2.2beta.

Perfect addon! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As I say already, it is the perfect addon! There are no any troubles for me. I want to ask you restore old style for appbutton with text + drop down arrow only.

Addition: I use Linux Mint 17. I may to enable text for application toolbar button, but without small arrow like old version FF.

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Which OS are you on? Windows offers this already and on Linux/MacOSX you can optionally enable text for application toolbar button.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This perfectly restores the customization features that were lost with Firefox 29. Thank you so much!

I do have one feature suggestion:
It would be nice to have the option of curved tabs that are not australized.

EDIT: Apparently I misunderstood what "australized" meant. It's hard to describe, but what I meant was, similar to how the classic tabs have their "outline" around them whether they're selected or not, the curved tabs could look like that. See the pictures below, maybe it'll make it clearer:

EDIT 2: That's exactly what I was talking about, but it's not doing that on my work machine. I switched to Curved Tabs (alternative), and it looks exactly the same as Curved Tabs (australis default). I'm on v1.2.1, Firefox 30, Windows 8.1

I did re-install CTR and it didn't make a difference.

EDIT 3: I'll give that a try as soon as I get a chance. Thank you so much for spending so much time working with me on this!

EDIT 4: I finally got a chance to install it, and it works great, except that the selected tab doesn't use custom color. I know this is a test build though, so I'm sure you'll figure something out for the official update. Also, I really love the new interface!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 


What do you mean by 'not australized curved tabs'? For me "curved tabs" are 'Australis tabs'. ;-)

Have you missed the "Curved tabs (alternative)" option on CTRs preference window?

OK, I forgot you are using a Persona/LW-Theme.
These curved tabs settings are only available for default theme without Personas. The main reason is tab transparency. Normally tabs are partly/half transparent for Personas, but curved tabs overlap. Overlapping for transparent tabs looks very awful and glitchy. Therefore these option is not available.

You can try this modified build, where curved tabs can be used with Personas, but there are some issues/glitches in some cases and test colors have to be also adjusted.

Custom colors on selected tab would create major visual glitches when curved tabs are enabled and a Persona is active. That for the option has no effect in the provided test build.

The changes were just for testing and won't be part of 1.2.2 release.

Rage Against the Australis! :) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice work!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much! This is exactly what I was looking for.

One question: In previous versions of Firefox, the Cut, Copy and Paste buttons were separate so that I could include some but not all. Now, it is all one group with those three different functions, and I must choose to include all three or none. Is there any way to separate those tasks into their own buttons? Thanks.

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It should be possible to add this buttons, but duplicated Cut, Copy and Paste buttons seem not always to work correctly. The Firefox menu popup already contains Cut, Copy and Paste clones, but they randomly refuse to work.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Super, ce que je cherché !!

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This is really what I need, thx a lot Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Since I've updated to FF V30. I has been searching such thing like this to get all the classic elements back. Most of the themes are not compatible. Finally, I've found the add-on, thanks God. This is really what I need

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RE: Display Window Title next to app button Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Aris, sorry for the rate. There seems no other way to reply to your messages than to give another rate. Because I did not want to give a second rate to CTR I tried to give a neutral one. But you are right, 3 stars are not really neutral.
The user style might work if you keep tabs on top (above the address box). I want them on bottom, below the address bar.
Currently I cannot make it work at all, neither with tabs on top nor tabs on bottom.

EDIT: Managed to make it work now. By default the title is not drawn in maximized mode. So I had to tweak the style for that. I also had to reposition the text a bit so that it gets drawn to the right of the Firefox app button and not underneath it.

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You can always edit you comments and giving a "new" rating replaces the previous one. One user can not give two different ratings, only the last one counts.

Back to topic ;-)
Even with tabs not on top the user style works for me:
Try to disable some of CTRs settings, maybe one of them interferes.

a very great add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on called "Classic Theme Restorer" is a very great add-on. It can solve "the malfunctions of Firefox 29" these are revising for the worse of its user interface and customizing abilities. "The developers of Firefox 29" should follow Aris' example.

すばらしいアドオンです。Firefox 29 の致命的な仕様不具合「ユーザーインターフェース、および カスタマイズモードの改悪」を解決しています。Firefox 29 の開発者は Aris さんを見習うべきです。

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Add separate icon+text settings for individual toolbars and it'll be perfect! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Turning Mozilla into Chrome does not make any kind of sense. If people want Chrome, they'll use Chrome. If they don't like Chrome, they use Mozilla, except, if the Mozilla developers could have their way, those users would be met with a browser that is basically chrome. So why would they use it?

Classic Theme Restorer keeps everything sane. My only quirk is that I like just icons on some toolbars, and icons+text on others. There is an older addon called toolbarmode that adds a context menu per toolbar to allow this, and it still works with Classic Theme Restorer, but, with limited functionality. For example, it can show icons+text with Firefox set to "Icons Only" on **just** the "Additional" toolbar, but the text appears to the side of the icons rather than underneath them. It also can set other toolbars to text only, but not to icons only if Firefox is set to "icons+text." So, it *must* be possible to write a working solution.

Thanks for the all the hard work that must have gone into this extension's development!

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I'm sure "icon+text" or "text only" modes is possible for separate toolbars, but doing this is currently not planned.

I believe toolbarmode add-on only adds attributes to toolbars, so themes/add-ons which support these attributes can be altered by them.
CTR does not set these attributes, it tries to simulate these modes by recreating them from the scratch using different css margins/padding for buttons and forcing text visibility.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Must have extension.

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Reload button does not work Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful addon!
But there is one bug: reload button on toolbar does not work.

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It works, you just have to restart Firefox after moving the button on a toolbar for the first time.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice addon! It's a shame Mozilla dropped their customizable interface. It is the reason I became a fan.

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CTR just became one of my favorite add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been getting along with Firefox 29/30 ok, but I didn't like the way I couldn't put the tabs under the address bar anymore, that the add-on toolbar disappeared, that the zoom level percentages weren't displayed anymore, that the tabs ran together without borders between 'em, customizing with Space and Flexible Space was gone, the new "hamburger" (options) icon is ugly, oversized, and out of place, and I can't think of anything else to complain about.

Anyway, Classic Theme Restorer (CTR) fixes all those problems. Address bar is back on top, tabs on the bottom, "X-Notifier" bar is in the middle (recommend it). The tabs are gray and individually well-outlined with the active one highlighted. We are empowered to move all of the icons anywhere we want (afaict), the add-on bar toggles on and off with a Ctrl-Slash, just like the good ol' days. Spaces and Flex Spaces allow personalization of your arrangement. The hamburger is relegated to the pile of icons not-used or despised, and the Full-Zoom% / Text-Zoom% readout is back (from the NoSquint add-on).

The CTR multi-tab window with all of its options is easy to use. You can switch options on and off for some significant changes and rearrangements (dozens of toolbar options), and if you don't like something, then just return it to where it was. I went through trying lots of options, kept a lot of them, returned many where they were to begin with, and my arrangement never got messed up by trying anything. By the time I got to the last bunch of options, my Firefox was looking like it used to -- neat and clean, and not really looking like Google Chrome at all. I defy you to find an arrangement that you loved and lost and can't get back with CTR.

That darned Camelizer icon keeps floating around, and reappearing and disappearing. Otherwise, everything is well behaved under the control of CTR. Everything works so smoothly and intuitively, the CTR's author must be a Usability Engineer.

When you're done rearranging, don't forget to do a FEBE backup and synchronize.

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Great New Look & Anything but PayPal? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow! Nice new interface for the preferences. Great add-on. I love to customize the look of my Firefox and you let me do it. I wish I was clever enough to offer my suggestions.

I would like to send you a donation but unfortunately PayPal and I don't get along. PayPal simply won't accept my credit card even though everywhere else I go the card works...and PayPal has been no help resolving the problem. Is there another way to send a donation?

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Are there any alternatives to Paypal, which also work worldwide?