thank you :)
Always liked this app; it kept things fresh and made themes more interesting for me. I don't like having to decide on a specific background for my computer so i have it on a library cycle. I thought this was perfect for my web browser as it does the same thing for me.
Great ,you have fixed the problem which ignored non-English locale built-in themes.
thank you :)
Se não fosse por este add-on, alternar as personas (temas) seria muito mais trabalhoso.
Depois que eu experimento algumas personas (temas), eu utilizo este add-on para escolher entre as últimas que experimentei.
Recomendo este add-on para quem adora personalizar o navegador com personas (temas).
Works cleanly in Fx 54.0 (64-bit) installed in Ubuntu 14.04 . However, the icon is missing in the Add-ons Manager list. Reported as issue to github.
Seems working very good. But I have a problem with the persona switcher toolbar icon. I add the toolbar icon to the toolbar. It is shown perfect. But when I am clicking on the small down arrow to let me show the persona themes I have installed it is shown nothing. Only a very small empty square beneath the toolbar icon. In the menu of PersonaSwitcher in the menu bar every installed persona is visible and selectable. Can you help with it. I am using Firefox 47 under Windows 7 Sp1 Prof.
My solution for that problem:
- Forget the problem. I restarted Firefox a second time and there they are. All themes also in the toolbar button available .. fine . Updated my rating.
Interesting. I'll look into the issue and see if I can find out why it ever occurred and fix it. Thanks!
It seems it doesn't support e10s but since e10s is disabled on my profile, I couldn't say if it still properly works despite that.
I know mozilla changes too frequently and it's pain in the as* for dev to maintain their add-on. I empathize with you. I hope it will be compliant with future firefox release. I love it.
Do you plan to update it?
I've started looking into e10s; I will certainly support when I've found out how to :-) Thanks!
Since the update Persona Switcher has been a little bit wonky. I had it set so that when I hover over a persona in the list it would briefly change the browser so that I can see what it looks like. I cannot use that part of it anymore because Persona Switcher's button menu twitches and blinks and most of the time the changes in appearance doesn't work, the menu keeps closing too. Also, Firefox's Default appears in the list twice now.
If I turn off the previews of the different personas, Persona Switcher's menu is usable but Default still appears twice.
I've seen similar issues and I'm working on getting them fixed. I'll have a new beta ready soon -- would you like to be a tester? Thanks!
This add-on allows to combine full (heavy-weigth) themes with personas (light-weight themes). This is done by selecting a persona through its button without changing the theme in the Add-ons page. This makes it an excellent customization tool.
Works a treat, especially on Pale Moon! I use this to test all my complete themes on, since it's so quick and simple to be able to change the persona in use. Recommended for persona lovers, and complete theme+persona lovers alike!
Thanks very much! I'm working on a new release, albeit slowly.
Very easy to toggle between numerous Personas. Unlike manually switching themes via Add-ons Manager, string lightweightThemes(dot)isThemeSelected remains active. Simplifies the use for Lightweight and complete themes, alongside in Pale Moon.
Glad you like it! Thanks very much.
use if a lot, love it.
wish it could be made to work on new palemoon 25+ though, I messed around and could not force it.
I use firefox and palemoon pretty evenly so still get to enjoy it, really nice to have theme automatically change every few moments.
thanks, the beta installs but doesn't seem to actually work.
this may help explain the issue with palemoon 25 and onwards
if possible it is appreciated, if not possible I understand.
the version posted in reply seems, with quick tests, to work.
thank you very much
I'll take a look at PM 25... There is a beta at https://github.com/drsjb80/personaswitcher/blob/master/personaswitcher-2.0.5b1.xpi that works with most previous versions of PM. Just took a quick look -- you're right and it does appear PM has changed something that doesn't allow PS to load. I'll look some more... Okay, I believe I've fixed it for PM 25. Try: https://github.com/drsjb80/personaswitcher/blob/master/personaswitcher-2.0.5b2.xpi and let me know. Thanks!
Came to this extension after Personas Rotator quit being maintained. I like it but it seems to only rotate through about 20 different personas. I have over 200 installed locally on my machine. Is there a setting to allow rotation of more personas?
I was unable to locate the setting that you had mentioned in about:config. It doesn't exist. I do have Personas Plus installed (for the simple fact that I get that "Add" button on the theme pages instead of having to go into each theme). I do have favs on Mozilla.org. Over 100 pages worth. I've been collection Personas since they were invented.
A couple of quick questions. Are you using Personas Plus and keeping favorites on addons.mozilla.org? Do the personas show up in your about:addons? There is no limit in Persona Switcher, but it needs to be able to find all your personas. There is a limit in the underlying "lightweighttheme" software; go to about:config and search for "lightweightThemes.maxUsedThemes". Let me know what you find -- we'll get this to work for you. Thanks!
For the last couple of days my personas will rotate but the images are not displaying, the background color will change but no picture....was there some type of update that caused this? this is a great add on and I hope a fix can be done to correct this.
You and me both! I'm not sure what's going on, but I've been looking into it. I'm getting 404's from mozilla when trying to display personas (you can see this in the error console) but I haven't been able to find out why yet. If I can find a fix, I'll certainly do so. Thanks!
So, what I've found is that the mozilla web site appears to be misconfigured. It appears everyone needs to refresh their themes. You can add all your themes to your favorites at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ delete them locally and then log in to retrieve them. If you're using PersonasPlus, you have to add them one by one via Tools -> Personas -> My Favorites. The best way to know which need to be updated is going to: about:addons -> Appearance. That is what PS uses so if things look good there, PS should work as expected. If you have any issues, please let me know. Thanks!
Since I have so many personas loaded into Firefox for this application, it is impossible to open the "appearance" page to view which personas are loaded. Is there a way I can delete any personas from your dropdown menu in tools? There I can see the entire list, but cannot edit it. Also, you stated in a prior review that your switcher now works with "my favorite personas" but I cannot see how to access that. My personas only are accessed from within Firefox where I added them to appearance. Thanks for any help.
In your answer you say there is a " favorite personas feature" that integrates with personas plus. Where do I find this feature?
One of the futures for PS is to add the ability to edit the list of personas, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to add all the functionality. I'm still pondering how best to present options to a user. Maybe a different extension? The "favorite personas feature" allows integration with Personas Plus. One way to deal with too many personas is to have multiple mozilla logins, each with a different set of persona favorites, but that probably isn't the best way. Let me know if you have any other questions or suggestions. Thanks!
I am loooooooooving this!! Ever since Personas Rotator had stopped functioning properly and the developer hasn't shown any signs of fixing the bugs I decided to give this a try. I'm so glad I did. Works perfectly and switches ALL of my 300+ personas within the set time. However, one tiny suggestion, make it easier to disable the notification that asks to undo the switch every time a persona is changed. I was able to find the workaround listed in the about:config settings and disable it there, but not everyone knows how to use the about:config. Please add a setting for the workaround to the list of options so people won't have to hunt for it.
No problem at all. I haven't been sure it was strictly necessary, but it now seems so. Thanks!
Okay, the setting in now visible in the preferences. Can you check https://github.com/drsjb80/personaswitcher/blob/master/personaswitcher-2.0.1.xpi and see if it works for you? You should be able to download it and drag-n-drop to your browser. Let me know. Thanks!
I wish can auto switch when startup
Are you asking if the very first thing it does when starting Firefox is switch to a new persona, instead of waiting for the auto-rotate time? Let me know. Thanks!
Oooops, thanks for guiding me with that. How come I was such a dork to not see that the hotkeys could be changed?!!
Please consider the following 3 suggestions to improve this already great addon:1. The menu items should highlight, or somehow indicate which of the personas is currently active(a very important thing that is missing)2. The option to delete a persona from the menu itself(this will help people quickly try personas, and improve their list over time)3. The option to use personas that you've saved among your favourites on the mozilla website(ensures that people download your addon the first thing when they switch to a new computer).4. If possible, the ability to tag personas, or sort them into folders, and then rotate personas only from within a folder.
Thanks for the suggestions! As for 1), the currently active persona is always the first one under the default. That's due to how personas are saved internally. Would it make sense to highlight that in addition? I've considered both 2) and 4) and I'll take a run at them when I get a chance. I haven't looked into 3) at all, but it sounds like a cool idea, so I'll definitely look into it. Thanks again!
3) should now work. What I'm doing for 4) is creating multiple logins using different email addresses, but I'm searching for a more elegant approach.
The current version works great with the same sort of setup as below. Bug must have been fixed. Thanks for the awesome extension!
To the Developer:
Thanks for responding so quickly!
So here are my specs:
OS: Windows 7
- tab scope
-thumb nail zoom
-personas plus (which I disabled thinking maybe it would solve my issue)
I would also like to note that have recently uninstalled all previous versions of FF so I could have a clean install of FF 20.
I'll set up an environment like yours and see if I can replicate and squash the bug. Thanks!Yep, a difference in FF 20 creates a race condition. I'm working it.
OK, I've updated things and uploaded a new version: 1.14 -- try it out and let me know if it helps. Thanks!
Persona Switcher is truly great and has the potential to completely replace Personas Plus and Personas Rotator in a single yet slick extension. It runs smoothly and its Automatic Switching feature is the main reason I switched to it, and I auto switch every minute to cycle through my 340 themes.
Two issues are worth noting. First, if you have Personas Plus installed, whenever Personas Switcher changes a theme, manually or automatically, it may show a pop up bar that says: "You selected the (Personas name) by (developer name)". Kinda annoying but you can easily get rid of it by disabling Personas Plus. Second, Personas Switcher is affected by Firefox's innate limitation to a maximum of 30 themes, and if you install more than 30, older ones automatically fall off the list. This issue can be overcome as follows: in about:config, right click an empty area and choose New->Integer, then enter lightweightThemes.maxUsedThemes, set a number such as 1000, and confirm it. There are 3 ways to sync these themes to another computer. One is to use Firefox's built-in Sync function, another method is to export them with FEBE (a handy extension), and the 3rd way is to copy the "Personas" folder and pref.js (both under Data->profile) to your destination folder (keep a backup of both in case of problem).
Personas Switcher offers a unique way to organize and use themes different from Personas Plus. However, be careful not to install too many themes this way as it may overload your Theme (now called Appearance) and make it freeze for a while. With a large number of Personas themes installed, such as 300, it's advisable not to go to Appearance under Addons unless necessary, since it may take a long time for them to finish loading. Overall this is an ingenious extension recommended for everyone!
Thanks very much for the positive feedback! I've looked some but haven't been able to chase down why Personas Plus creates a conflict; it appears on the surface it modifies some internal FF data structures. Thanks for the pointer on how to increase the number of personas, I hadn't know that. All the best!
(I have customized Firefox to have the menu options displayed)
Sometimes, when I do Tools, Personas, the list of available personas does not show up. And at other times, it shows up!
I do have many tabs opened and I do not know if it causes problems with this addon but I also have 8 GB of RAM and not even half of it is used.
Therefore, I have to assume that this BUG is directly linked to this addon.
I have had the same experience, but I haven't been able to replicate the circumstances well enough to find whether the issue is in my addon or in Firefox itself. There does seem to be a combination of the number of open windows and tabs, and the content of the tabs, that causes the issue. If anyone can find a combination that always creates the problem, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks!
This is an awesome addon. I'd really like the option to be able to stop the UNDO drop down from appearing. I like to see the theme name, but maybe that could be added into the Title-bar. Wonderful.
I don't quite understand what you mean by the UNDO drop down -- can you describe what you'd like to see in a little more detail? Thanks!
Okay, I think I've fixed the notify box appearing. Please try 1.18 and let me know if it helps.