Firefox in AnyColor

If all you want to customize in Firefox is the toolbars background, there is an extension that specializes in just that: AnyColor.

Created by Pavlos Touboulidis, it allows to easily change the background, text and highlights colors, or use a background image for the upper toolbars area and the status bar, set whether to repeat or not them, and its position. You can also save your customization as a preset or use any of the dozen included for quick access.

AnyColor is similar to Personas, a Mozilla Labs extension, in that you can use an image as a background, but the latter lacks the option to set basic colors. On the other hand Personas, allows users to use remote images and even a web page as the toolbars’ background which just expands the possibilities.

AnyColor is available for download at Mozilla Add-ons, but you will need an account there as it is still labeled experimental.

5 thoughts on “Firefox in AnyColor”

  1. I’ve had it for four months or so. It’s a great way to change the theme without requiring a restart.

  2. This is a very cool add-on and one that I recommend.

    People have been asking for an add-on that lets them customize Firefox’s interface to suit there needs for a few years now (if not since the beginning) and especially for one that you don’t have to restart Firefox to get a preview of or apply your theme.

    For those that have less than perfect eyesight, you will appreciate that AnyColor allows you to change Firefox’s font size globally (drop down menus, download and add-on manager etc).

  3. Hey Percy I don’t want it to seem as if I’m using your site for a soap box to stand on but I’m pretty frustrated with the whole AMO system.
    AnyColor has been downloaded/installed 10,879 times, it has received 47 reviews and it is still in the Sandbox despite the fact that it was nominated to be promoted to the public side of AMO quite some time ago. I mention it here for the hopes that perhaps an AMO editor will catch this and hopefully do something about it.

  4. So far I am not really happy with the extension, unfortunately, it interferes with Colorful Tabs. Which is from my point of view the more important. And it also completely destroys my UI tweaks I did with Stylish. However, for people who are not running these add-ons it should be ok. It is a nice idea. Indeed!

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