The Aeon themes are all based on SphereGnome, which was created by Ken Lynch back when Firefox was named Phoenix. Scribblies Brite and Scribblies Kids are themes that Ken also created way back then. Ken's page is here. He appreciates visitors.
You can get them here
This page is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Once you have installed the theme you must tell Firefox to use the theme. This means go to the Menu bar at the top of the window.
Click on Tools to make the Tools menu drop down.
Pick the Themes tab.
You will see the Themes Manager window.
Select your theme, then click on the Use Theme button.
Now close and restart the browser. It should now be using the theme you have selected.
This is the "dropdown history" of the webpages you have visited. In order to see these, just right-click on the Forward or Back arrows on the main toolbar.
Why not have a little thingy (technically known as a "doohickey") hanging off the Forward and Back arrows? Well, Ken Lynch (the original designer of SphereGnome and the Scribblies themes) didn't like those things, and I agree. In fact, the main arrow icons are much larger targets than the little doohickeys, and you rarely miss them.
This usually means that you received a bad download from Mozilla Add-Ons. Try again later. Also, see question 9.
I'm an old guy, and bigger icons are easier to see.
Oh yes: You can choose the small icons set. Just right-click on the Home button and select Customize from the context menu. Click on the little box that says "Use small icons" and you will get the smaller icon set.
No. I actually have a life outside of coding. However, if you want to make a version of one or more of these themes for Thunderbird or any other application, let me know. I'll be glad to help you out with the sources of the images used for these themes, advice, etc.
current themes are not compatible with Firefox before 2.0.
The earlier versions of Firefox are insecure. Please update to Firefox 2.0. It is much much better than 1.0 and 1.5.
7. Your theme crashes my browser! I can't uninstall your theme. Your theme does other bad things to my browser.
This is usually due to a bad extensions.rdf file.
The extensions.rdf file is a file Firefox creates to keeps track of add-ons like extensions and themes. When it goes bad, it makes puzzling problems.
The fix is to delete the file. Firefox will rebuild the file if it is missing. This fixes many mysterious problems.
a. Install the MR Tech Local install extension (find it here). Close and restart your browser. Look in the Help dropdown menu. You will see at the top a menu item: "Repair Extensions/Themes list". Click on it, and close the browser. When it restarts, your problems should be fixed.
b. If you don't want to install a complicated extension to fix a simple problem, you can manually delete the file. First of all, find your profile (instructions here). Go into your profile and delete extensions.rdf. Close and restart your browser. Your problems should be fixed.
The Mail button was removed from Firefox 2. If you want it back you will need an extension. Try the Get Mail extension, available here from Mozilla Update.
Install the theme, close and restart Firefox.
If the button does not show up where it was in Firefox 1.5, open the Customize Toolbars window. You do that by right-clicking on one of the menu bar or main toolbar buttons (but not the Back or Forward buttons), then selecting the Customize item from the context menu. You can drag the mail button to wherever you want.
Go to Tools > Add-ons > Themes.
Select the theme you want to use - probably Firefox (default).
Click on the Use Theme button.
Close and restart your browser.
Type in your url (address) bar:
Right-click in an empty space.
In the context menu, choose New > Boolean
in the data entry space, put in
Set it to False.
Restart Firefox. You now will have an Install button in your Add-ons window that you can use to install themes.
OK. So write me at email@example.com. I generally read my e-mail each night, and I answer all the questions you send me.
And please please please tell me about any bugs you find.