Thursday, April 17, 2008

Firefox Widgets

Firefox widgets (buttons, radio buttons, drop down menus, text fields and checkboxes) in Ubuntu don't look so good. I don't like it. And I'm not the only one.
So, we can change the images and CSS code for the widgets so Firefox will look really nice :)

Here's a tip from Ubuntu Forums.


Steps to make Firefox widgets look good
  • Download the Firefox Widget Installer
  • Run the installer
    • unpack the archive and run the graphic_installer
    • install in the Firefox directory (default is /usr/lib/firefox)
  • Make this the default look, even when Firefox is updated
    • to make the default look
    $ sudo dpkg-divert --add /usr/lib/firefox/res/forms.css
    • to undo the previous
    $ sudo dpkg-divert --remove /usr/lib/firefox/res/forms.css

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