Category: Browser Appearence


This guide is written in order to guide any frequent Facebook users to fully understand how it is that some people can apply a full skin or theme to their Facebook interface. It is easier than some might think. Read the guide below to add some personalized style to your Facebook visit.

First of all you will need to make the Firefox browser your friend by using it as often as possible, if not all the time to surf the internet in general, Facebook especially.

 

The reason for making Firefox your preferred browser is that you will need Firefox to install your own personal theme to Facebook, as Microsoft Internet Explorer and most other internet browsers are not customizable. Firefox on the other hand is, in my opinion one of the most customizable and versatile web browsers in the world.

 

Now, if you do not have a copy of Firefox installed on your computer then head to the Mozilla site to download your free copy of Mozilla Firefox. Be sure to click on the download button that is most relevant to your current operating system.

 

Once you have downloaded the Firefox installer and you have installed it onto your computer, you can then run Firefox and watch the world of internet customization unfold before you.

 

First I recommend that you head to http://www.facebook.com and check out Facebook on Firefox to get a feel for your new browser.

 

Once you have familiarised yourself with Firefox you can then begin the fun part, customizing your Facebook. The first thing you will need to customize Facebook is a Firefox addon. This addon is called “Stylish” can be downloaded by following the link below and clicking the “Add to Firefox” button:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108/

Or by following the direct link below:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/downloads/latest/2108/addon-2108-latest.xpi?src=addondetail

 

Once you click either of the two links you will be presented with a dialogue box that will look like so:

Stylish Addon Install

 

You will need to wait for the seconds to count down on the “Install Now” button before you are able to click it. Or you could disable this wait by using the following guide:

https://chafflube.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/how-to-remove-the-s-wait-when-installing-an-add-on/

 

Once the seconds have counted down (or you have disabled the (s) wait using my guide in the hyperlink above, you will be able to click “Install Now”. Once you click the “Install Now” button the addon will automatically install into Firefox; requiring a restart of Firefox. To restart Firefox you will need to hold “ctrl+shift+escape’ which brings up the task manager and then you need to locate the “Firefox” process and right-click it and then click “end process”. Now Firefox will close completely, so you now need to reopen Firefox just like you normally would.

 

After you have started Firefox you will notice an icon that looks like an “S”. That is your Stylish addon. Now to add a theme to your Facebook all you need to do is go to http://www.facebook.com and once the page has loaded right-click the “S” icon in the bottom right of your browser and then click “Find styles for this site…” like so:

Stylish addon

 

Once you click “Find styles for this site…” you will be taken to http://www.userstyles.org which is a site that allows you to download themes for Facebook to apply using the Stylish addon.

 

Now all you have to do is pan through all of the different themes that you are fronted with and choose the one you like best and click on any of the links like so:

Facebook theme selection

 

Once you have clicked on a link that you think sounds good you will be presented with a page that will allows you to download and install the theme you have chosen. This page should look like so:

Installing stylish theme

 

You will notice above that you are shown a preview of the theme. Also you will notice that the circled button will allow you to install the theme and it will become effective as soon as you have clicked the button and allowed it to install. When you click the “Install with stylish” button as shown above, you will be confronted with this dialogue of which you will have to click the “Install” button on, like so:

Install theme

 

Now once you have clicked the “Install” button like shown above, your theme will be active immediately. Now look what happens as soon as I head back to Facebook:

Theme has been applied

 

There you have it. Your very own personalized Facebook. Enjoy it.

It really is that simple to completely customize your Facebook experience with this simple, easy-to-understand guide.Be sure to send the link to this guide to all of your friends and family who use Facebook, I am sure they would love to personalize their Facebook to. Enjoy your newfound Firefox knowledge.

This guide is intended for one of two things, being that you could use this tutorial to move or remove some or all of the close buttons on the tabs for personal purposes or you could use this guide to commit to the same deed in a more “sinister” way by moving or removing a few or all of a friend or workmate’s tab close buttons. By removing the close buttons on all of the tabs you could open anything and the victim of the practical joke would not be able to close anything, thus providing an opportunity for humour. Read on to find out more.

 

Of course everybody loves a good practical joke, also people like their lives to be as convenient as possible. So in theory it was only a matter of time before a guide like this hit the internet. Well here it is, brought to you by myself with intent to being both convenience as well as a window for humour.

 

The first thing you are going to have to do is open your Firefox browser. Once you have opened your browser then you need to enter the following, without the quotation marks into the address bar “about:config” then hit enter. Once you have done this you will be faced with a page showing configurations and values but we only need one so what we will do is type into the “Filter” bar at the top of the page the following, without the quotation marks “browser.tabs.closeButtons” and hit enter.

 

Now you will have a page with one value in it, this is the value that we want to edit in order for us to customize our close buttons found on each of the tabs that we open during a browsing session.

 

To begin the modification you will need to right-click the value and select “Modify” from the shell menu that appears. This will bring up a dialogue box which you will enter one of the following number codes into.

 

Note: The default code is “1”

  • 0 = Display a close button on the active tab only
  • 1 = Display close buttons on all tabs
  • 2 = Do not display any close buttons
  • 3 = Display one single close button at the end of the tab strip

Now you are finished.

 

Enjoy a better browser experience by adding, removing or changing your browser for added browsing convenience and a better overall appearance for those Firefox users out there that find the multiple close tabs an eyesore!

This guide was intended for those of you who use Firefox and, like myself are critical about grammar and literature flaws when using the internet. This guide will allow you to now only allow Firefox to automatically underline and point out your spelling errors in a few types of text boxes but ALL of the text boxes, thanks to the new system configuration layout offered by Firefox 3.6+. Read on to find out how you can become an elite speller online, even if you don’t know how to spell at all!

First off you will, once again need to open your Firefox browser and type into the URL bar at the top of the screen the following term, without the quotation marks “layout.spellcheckDefault”. Once you are fronted with the value then you will need to right click it and select “Modify”.

 

Now you need to modify the value to one of the following depending on your preferences:

 

  • 0 = Spell-checking is OFF for ALL text boxes and forms.
  • 1 = Spell-checking is ON for MOST text boxes and forms (this is the default value).
  • 2 = Spell-checking is ON for ALL text boxes and forms.

Now once you have edited these values you will need to close the Firefox program. This can be done in one of two ways, either by clicking the red “X” in the top right of the Firefox window. Or the more advanced (and seemingly more effective way) by opening task manager and in the “Processes” tab right-clicking the “Firefox” process and clicking “End Process” or “End Process Tree”.

Once you have done this then restart Firefox and enjoy your now-error-free work.

Enjoy a web browsing experience without typos, great for submitting online resumes or any other online activity of which you are expected to use perfect grammar.

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